- INCI name
- ANGELICA ARCHANGELICA ROOT OIL
- Essential oil name
- Angelica essential oil
- Part used
- Green, herby, peppery
- Extraction method
- Steam distillation
- Between 4 and 8 ML of angelica essential oil from 1 KG of plant*
About the plant
- Common names
- Garden angelica, Wild celery, Norwegian angelica.
- Latin name
- Angelica archangelica
- Botanical family
- Plant detail
- During its first year it grows only leaves, but during its second year its stem can reach a height of 80 cm to 2.5 m. The former name of this family, Umbelliferae, refers to the greeny-white flowers grouped into large and globular umbels. Angelica grows only in damp soil, preferably near rivers.
- Flowering period
- Native region
- North Europe / North America
Our expert Dr Françoise Couic Marinier tells you all about essential oils.
Angelica Essential Oil is a sweet, herbal smelling oil with a spicy undertone. Having been used for centuries thanks to its numerous health benefits, Angelica Oil is extremely popular in aromatherapy.
Benefits of Angelica Essential Oil
Spasms can affect multiple processes within the body, including the nervous system, respiratory system, muscles and joints. This can result in cramps, coughs and aches.
Alongside Lavender Oil and Rosemary Oil , Angelica Essential Oil has potent relaxing properties to relieve spasms and act as a natural pain reliever.
Angelica Oil is both a diuretic (promotes urination) and a diaphoretic (promotes sweating), which makes it great for detoxing the body. Angelica Essential Oil can help speed up the removal of toxins to leave you looking and feeling healthier.
3. Aids digestion
With its ability to trigger the production and secretion of digestive juices, not only does Angelica Essential Oil stimulate the digestive system, but it also works to repair it in the long term.
4. Boosts nervous system
Angelica Essential Oil acts as a tonic for the nerves, both treating nervous afflictions and strengthening the nervous system.
It has the ability to act as a relaxant and a stimulant, so it can both soothe the mind and stimulate the nerves to help them heal themselves.
5. Improved wellness
Angelica Essential Oil is great for emotional as well as physical health. It works to calm and soothe the mind to alleviate stress and anxiety and trigger feelings of tranquillity and an uplifted mood.
Its properties as a tonic also contribute to overall health and immunity to give you an all-round boost.
What is Angelica Essential Oil used for?
Thanks to its ability to flush toxins out of the body, Angelica Essential Oil can drain and detox your skin.
A build-up of impurities in the blood and skin tissues can lead to pigmentation, puffiness, rosacea and other skin care concerns. By stimulating blood circulation and eliminating these harmful elements, Angelica Oil can leave skin healthier than ever.
Angelica Essential Oil has highly soothing properties. When applied topically, it works to calm the epidermis and heal problems such as eczema and breakouts.
Other Essential Oils that are great for soothing irritated skin include Chamomile Oil and Clove Oil.
Dull, lacklustre skin can leave you feeling less than yourself, but Angelica Oil can be the perfect remedy to reignite your radiance. With its chemical properties that work to restore the microbial balance, skin will be left renewed and revitalised.
Where does Angelica Essential Oil come from?
Originating from Africa and now native to northern and eastern Europe as well as parts of Asia, the Angelica plant is a large, water-loving herb with small, white-green flowers.
Angelica Essential Oil is extracted from the roots and seeds through a process of steam distillation.
History of Angelica Essential Oil
It’s all in the name
The word ‘Angelica’ derives from the fact that it normally flowers around the 8th of May, which is also St Michael the Archangel’s Day.
For this reason, the beautifully delicate plant is often planted in monasteries and churches, referred to as ‘Angel Grass’, or the ‘Holy Spirit Root’.
An early remedy
As the Black Plague swept through Europe, Angelica Essential Oil was introduced by Royal Prescription as it was believed to be the antidote.
A plant of many words
In Lapland, garlands of Angelica were gifted to poets in the hope that its intoxicating aroma would provide literary inspiration.
Facts about Angelica Essential Oil
The female healer
In China, Angelica Essential Oil is renowned for its ability to provide natural relief to women's ailments, including menstruation and menopause.
The secret ingredient
The French used Angelica in the production of various liquors, including the famous Chartreuse.
Centuries ago, Angelica Oil was believed to ward off evil spirits and the perils and threat of witchcraft.