Essential Oil Profile: Angelica


Angelica

Latin Name: Angelica archangelica

Family: Apiaceae (Umbelliferae)

Plant Part: Root

Method: Distillation

Typical Country: Hungary

Note/Element: Note:Base. Element: Earth.

Functional Groups: Terpene, Ester, Coumarin

Type: Balancing, grounding.

Ayurvedic Dosha: Vata

Scent: Herbaceous,heavenly, spicy & earthy.

For Skin type: None

Caution: Not during pregnancy. Phototoxic. May cause sensitization. Dilute!

Physical Uses: Highly regarded in Chinese medicine. Menstrual cramps. colds, flu, cough. Detoxification bath.        Indigestion, nausea, insomnia, PMS, menopause, muscle and joint pain.

Mental/Emotional Uses: Anxiety, stress, exhaustion, addiction.

Blends Well With: Spice, flower, fruit and root.

Possible Substitutes: Angelica seed. Difficult to substitute: Rose is a possibility for menstrual issues.

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