Angelica04.12.19- Meredith Liggio
Angelica essential oil is said to offer encouragement and support. This is something that we get from family and friends, but this support and encouragement comes in a small little bottle of Young Living essential oil.
Legend has it that the name Angelica essential oil originated during a terrible plague, when an angel revealed this unique plant to a monk. Records indeed do reveal that during the plague of 1660, Angelica was used to prevent infection and to purify the air. While the seeds and roots were burned for purification of the air, the stem was chewed to prevent infection.
In Latin, this species’ name is archangel; whereas, the Germans refer to Angelica as the “oil of angels.”
Steam Distillation is used to extract the oil from the roots and seed of the Angelica plant in both France and Belgium.
Angelica’s properties include anticoagulant, anti-inflammatory (intestinal wall), calming, expectorant, sedative (nervous system), stomachic, and tonic.
Other possible uses include helping with anorexia, loss of appetite, bruises, colds, colic, coughs, flatulence, indigestion, menopause, premenstrual tension, respiratory infections, and rheumatic conditions.
Angelica can be used in the diffuser, applied to shoulders, bottom of feet, or directly on the area of concern. It can also be taken orally, by putting one drop in a teaspoon of honey or 4 ounces of water.
Aromatically, Angelica is said to possibly calm anxiety, promote happy memories, and stimulate restful sleep. (My bottle of Angelica is definitely going by my bedside table.)
Angelica blends well with Basil, Geranium, Grapefruit, Lavender Lemon and Patchouli essential oils.