BOTANICAL NAME: angelica archangelica
DISTILLATION METHOD: steam
PARTS USED: root
FRAGRANCE: peppery, rich, herbal, earthy, woodsy, animal-musky
BLENDS WELL WITH: patchouli, opopanax, costus, clary sage, oakmoss, vetiver, most citrus oils
PHYSICAL & AROMATIC BENEFITS: antibacterial, antispasmodic, carminative, depurative, diaphoretic, digestive, diuretic, emmenagogue, expectorant, febrifuge, fungicidal, nervine, stimulant, stomachic, tonic.
MAGICAL USES: exorcism, protection, healing, visions
Antibacterial: kills or inhibits bacteria.
Antispasmodic: referring to something that suppresses spasms.
Carminative: relieves discomfort of gas in the digestive tract.
Depurative: refers to something that purifies.
Diaphoretic: promotes sweating.
Digestive: relating to the digestive tract; having the ability to promote digestion.
Diuretic: increases the amount or frequency of urination.
Emmenagogue: stimulates the blood flow in the pelvic area and uterus, causing menstruation.
Expectorant: used to cause or induce expulsion of phlegm from the lungs.
Febrifuge: reduces fever.
Fungicidal: having the ability to control or destroy fungus.
Nervine: acts upon or affects the nerves; quiets nervous excitement.
Stimulant: increases physiological or nervous activity in the body.
Stomachic: related to the stomach; beneficial to the stomach or digestion.
Tonic: restorative and curative; intended to invigorate.
Other Benefits: relieves psoriasis and irritated skin conditions.
Safety Warning: Avoid during pregnancy and for those with history of diabetes. Never ingest essential oils without a prescription. Use carrier oil when applying to skin.