Angelica Essential Oil is a delicate oil extracted from the root of Angelica, a large 'fur covered' plant with ferny leaves and umbles of white flowers. There are over 30 different types of Angelica, but Angelica archangelica is the most commonly used medicinally. Known as the 'oil of angels', Angelica oil's healing powers were considered so strong as to be thought of Divine origin by Europeans. Stems of the plant were chewed in plague to prevent infection; when burned, the seeds and roots were thought to purify the air.
The Chinese use at least 10 types of Angelica, well known in Chinese medicine for promoting fertility, fortifying spirit and for treating female disorders in general - Angelica's reputation for support is second only to Ginseng.
The fragrance of Angelica essential oil may help release negative feelings from traumatic events; it is emotionally calming. Many find Angelica essential oil to be an important addition to their healing or spiritually-protective blends. Angelica flower essence is used to open the doorway to protection from spirit realms.
Angelica essential oil is non-toxic and non-irritating, though should not be used during pregnancy or by diabetics. The oil can be phototoxic, and should not be applied to skin that will be exposed to direct sunlight.