Angelica - Archangelica - Herb

Blending Note: Base to Middle

Main Benefits: Healing, Calming, Relaxing and a Tonic

Properties: Stimulant, Digestive Tonic, and Expectorant, Anti-Spasmodic,

Carminative, Depurative, Diaphoretic, Diuretic, Hepatic, Emenagogue,

Febrifuge, Nervine, Stomachic

Origin: Lapland

Other Producers: Greece

Allergy Warnings: Sensitivity to light. It is advised not to use on children under 6 years of age. If you are pregnant, nursing, taking medication, or have a medical condition, consult a healthcare professional prior to use.

Short History: 

Angelica is called the Oil of Angels to bring spiritual awareness and feelings of peace. Europe in the 16th Century and gained tremendous popularity as a treatment for the Plague, which was a frequent and dreaded visitor to Europe in those days. It thrived well in Europe and as the years passed, its other medicinal properties were discovered. Paracelsus documented that the stems were chewed back in 1660. The seeds and roots were burned to cleanse spiritually. Among the Sami people of Lapland, the plant is used to make a traditional musical instrument the fadno. The boiled roots of angelica were applied internally and externally to wounds by the Aleut people in Alaska to speed healing.

About Angelica:

Angelica is Sometimes referred to as "Female Ginseng". Angelica species grow to 1–3 m tall, with large bipinnate leaves and large compound umbels of white or greenish-white flowers. Their large, sparkling, starburst flowers are pollinated by a great variety of insects, the floral scents are species-specific, and even specific to particular subspecies. The active ingredients of angelica are found in the roots and contains furocoumarins  in its tissues which make the skin sensitive to light. Some species are grown as flavoring agents or for their medicinal properties.  The most notable of these is garden angelica. Lapland use the fleshy roots as food and the stalks as medicine. Crystallized strips of young angelica stems and midribs are green in colour.  The roots and seeds are sometimes used to flavour gin.  Its presence accounts for the distinct flavor of many liqueurs. The diaphoretic and diuretic properties of this oil also contribute to this effect, since the removal of toxins and waste from the body speeds up the recovery time of infections. Perspiration also helps to reduce fevers. 

Medicinal Uses:

Indigestive, Soothe Muscles, Increase Awareness, Calming, Relaxing , Cramps, Coughs, Aches, Diarrhea, Nervous Afflictions, Convulsions, Respiratory Tract, Muscles, Nerves, Blood Vessels, Blood Circulations, Aches and Pains, Stomach Aches, Headaches, Flatulence, Nausea, High Blood Pressure, Rheumatism, Arthritis, Gout, Renal Calculi. Obesity, Hypertension, Wounds, Obstructed Menstruation, Colds, Sinusitis, Fever, Depression, Anxiety, Hypertention, Anger, Shock, Bronchitis, Asthma, Sciatica, Infections, anotexia, anemia, psoriasis 

Other Uses:

Cooking, Meditation, Massage