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Angelica Essential Oil

Angelica archangelica or Angelica Officinalis most probably originated in Africa and is currently native to northern and eastern Europe, parts of Asia, and the Soviet Union.

Diffuse, inhale, or dilute with carrier oil to apply topically.

Known Uses

Angelica essential oil is known for its soothing and calming qualities, and as a result, it has been called the "oil of angles". It is a sweet oil with spicy undertones.

As an antispasmodic, it settles spasms in the stomach, respiratory tract, muscles and other parts of the body. Its relaxing effect also aids in the passage of gas out of the body. It also opens obstructed areas associated with a woman's menstruation and makes her cycle more regular. This oil aids in the relaxation of nerves during shock and bouts with anxiety or depression while causing alertness of the mind and many body systems at the same time.

Angelica oil cleanses the blood by promoting urination and sweating, speeding up the elimination of toxins from the body. It helps deter the accummulation of harmful toxins that may lead to gout, arthritis and rheumatism. By promoting sweating, angelica oil helps to increase the potassium ratio in the blood, which reduces blood pressure. Through this process it lowers fat and decreases weight too.

Angelica oil promotes liver health and aids in digestion by regulating its release of secretions and acids.

As an expectorant, angelica oil aids with coughs, colds, sinusitis, and congestion by breaking up and release excess phlegm in the respiratory tract.


Angelica is believed to be an African root that was transported to Europe. It has been used in Scandinavia since the 12th century and is still used today in the Sami culture. It was a popular treatment for the plague pandemic that broke out in Europe in the 1600s. Angelica root has been used in traditional Austrian medicine to treat stomach, respiratory, and nervous system issues as well as to reduce fevers and cure infections.

Angelica oil and angelica root are widely used in the food and beverage industry for flavoring.


Keep out of reach of children. Avoid use during pregnancy. Do not use if diabetic. Avoid direct sunlight for up to 12 hours after applying product as it is phototoxic. High concentrations may cause skin irritation. High doses can also cause over-stimulation or hyperactivity of the nervous system.

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