Angelica root originated in Africa and now it is native to northern and eastern Europe as well as parts of Asia, the Angelica plant is large, water-loving herb with small, white-green flowers. Angelica essential oil extracted from the roots and seeds through steam distillation.
The Health benefits of angelica essential oil can be attributed to its properties as an antispasmodic, carminative, depurative, diaphoretic, digestive, diuretic, hepatic, emmenagogue, expectorant, febrifuge, nervine, stimulant, stomatich, and tonic.
Angelica root gained tremendous popularity in the Europe in the 16th Century as a treatment for the plague. It thrived well in Europe for years and other medicinal properties were discovered. Angelica root has a history of aromatherapy use towards combating stress, anxiety, and exhaustion. Angelica root essential oil has highly soothing properties. When applied topically, it works to calm the epidermis and heal problems like eczema and breakouts.
Benefits of Angelica Root Essential Oil
Angelica oil is both a diuretic and diaphoretic, which makes it great for detoxifying the body. Angelica oil can help speed up the removal of toxins to leave you looking and feeling healthier.
This oil has a relaxing effect on the body, mind, and the nervous system. This becomes particularly beneficial in situations of shock, depression, anxiety, anger, and hypertension.
Being an expectorant, angelica essential oil can help clear out the accumulation of phlegm in the respiratory tracts and also fights the infections that cause colds, giving relief from cold and cough, sinusitis, and congestion in the lungs.
Spasms can affect multiple processes within the body, including the nervous system, respiratory system, muscles and joints. Alongside Lavender oil, Rosemary oil, Angelica essential oil has potent relaxing properties to relieve spasms and act as a pain reliever.
Angelica essential oil promotes digestion by stimulating the secretion of digestive juices like acid and bile into the stomach. It also promotes the proper movement of food through the intestines and the absorption of the digestive food by intestinal villi.
Other Benefits of Angelica Root
- Strengthens Immune System
- May Ease Coughs and Respiratory Issues
- May Help Treat Psoriasis
- May Provide Menstrual Relief
- May Help Treat Arthritis
- May Help Reduce Fatigue
Angelica Root Uses
Aromatically – Angelica essential oil can be used in a diffuser or inhaled directly from the bottle. This is helpful for treating respiratory ailments. Combine with other essential oils, like Peppermint and Eucalyptus to enhance the benefits.
Topically – For treating skin conditions, such as psoriasis, you can mix Angelica essential oil with a carrier oil, such as Jojoba or Fractionated Coconut. You can apply this mixture topically to affected areas.
For arthritis, joint pains, or menstrual cramps, massage the essential oil diluted with a carrier.
You can blend Angelica, tea tree, lavender with bath salts for a relieving and relaxing experience.