Angelica is a large hairy, biennial plant with ferny leaves and umbels of white flowers it can grow 5 to 10 feet tall. Flowering time is June to August and the plant can be found all over the Northern Hemisphere, as far north as Greenland. There are up to 60 different species all of which have a slightly different scent profile but it is The Garden Angelica ( This product – Angelica archangelica) that is used medicinally and to obtain the oil.
Reported Attributes of Angelica Root Essential Oil:
Traditional and Emotional uses reportedly include:-
Useful for dull and congested skin, accumulation of toxins in joints, arthritis, gout, water retention, Bronchitis, coughs, fatigue, migraine, nervous tension and stress related disorders. It has no known aromatherapy uses. It contains furocoumarins which is a substance that will make the skin very sensitive to light.
Blends Well With:
Cedarwood; Guaiacwood; Olibanum; Sandalwood
History of The Plant:-
Angelica Archangelica, is a tall plant widely cultivated now in Belgium, Holland, France, Germany, Hungary and India. It grows wild in poor soils conditions elsewhere mainly.This plant is often used to flavour many alcoholic drinks and its candied stem has long been used in confectionery. It is a known constituent of of the liqueurs, Cointreau and Chartreuse and has, in the past, been used to flavour gin and what with the resurgence of artisan spirits, it is now making a comeback in this area.