Thursday, September 1, 2011

Angelica seed essential oil

Angelica seed essential oil, angelica archangelica, is considered the safest for home use, and has the earthy-herbaceous scent with fruity and spicy top notes. The root oil is rich and earthy with a herbaceous top note.They should be used sparingly as not to overpower other oils when blending. Angelica seed blends well with coriander, bergamot, cedarwood, frankincense, patchouli, clary sage, vetiver, and citrus oils.
Angelica is a large hairy, biennial plant with ferny leaves and umbels of white flowers it can grow 5 to 8 feet tall. Flowering time is June to August. Common in southern England and central europe. Essential oils are steam distilled from the seeds or rhizomes (root structures).
Angelica Seed essential oil, angelica archangelica, has very little use in aromatherapy, but the herb and/or oil have been used as a blood tonic, good for suppressed menstruation, and helps expel the afterbirth. A tea made from the herb, dropped into old ulcers (external) will cleanse and heal them. Good for cold, colic, flu, cough, asthma, bronchitis, menstrual cramps, pleurisy, anemia, rheumatism, and fever. This essential oil is excellent in diseases of the lungs, gout, stomach troubles, heartburn, colic, lack of appetite, gastrointestinal pain, gas, sciatica, and the heart. It is useful for skin lice, relieves itching, swelling, and pain. Chewing the root is recommended for people suffering from a hangover after excessive alcohol consumption. This plant is used to flavor many alcoholic drinks and its candied stem has long been used in confectionery.
Angelica Seed oil cautions - Both the root and seed oil are non-toxic and non-irritant.
- The root oil is phototoxic, due to high levels of bergapten.
- Not to be used during pregnancy or by diabetics.
- Never apply to skin before natural or simulated sunlight.
- Not recommended for unsupervised home use.
Angelica seed oil properties - Antispasmotic, carminative, deprative, diaphoretic, digestive, diuretic, emmenangogue, expectorant, febrifugem, nervine, stimulant, stomachic, tonic.

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