Angelica oil

Angelica 

What is Angelica Oil?

Angelica root or Dong Quai is known by its scientific name as Angelica sinensis. Dong Quai is a short-term perennial plant affiliated to the Apiaceae family of the kingdom Plantae. Mostly, Chinese use Dong Quai to treat women health problems. For this purpose, Angelica root is known by the name "female ginseng."  Dong Quai has been in use for more than 2,000 years.

Properties

Angelica has an estimated height of six feet tall or about 150 centimeters. It has a thick root which is fleshy with several branched rootlets that are small. It features green leaves with three parts. Every part of the leave produces three-lobed and serrated leafage. The flowers which blossom from July to August are yellow and have a green hint. Dong Quai is self-fertilized because the flowers have both sexes of organs for pollination by insects.

Precautions

  • Angelica essential oil is reserved for adolescents and adults, and no way of use is prohibited. This essential oil has an irritating effect on the skin. You must dilute it in vegetable oil before applying. Use 20% essential oil in 80% vegetable oil.
  • Angelica is contraindicated for people taking anticoagulants, antiplatelet agents, kidney problems and hemophilia.
  • Seek advice from a medic before use for people with epilepsy and asthma.
  • Never broadcast this essential oil: dilute it to 15% in other essential oils.
  • Children, babies, and pregnant women can use this essential oil in atmospheric diffusion.
  • Avoid broadcasting your essential oil in the presence of people with asthma.
  • Angelica contains a biochemical allergen: Limonene (5-10%)
  • It is recommended to test the essential oil before using. Use two drops in the hollow of your elbow for one day to confirm that there is no reaction.

Benefits

Angelica contains more than 70 natural compounds in it. Some of them include ferulic acid and saccharides. Rich in antioxidants, ferulic acid curbs high cholesterol, high blood pressure and enhances heart health. Saccharides are sugars that constitute the monosaccharides-the smallest form of sugar that combine to form polysaccharides. Starch is a polysaccharide, as is glycogen which is stored in the liver and later converts to glucose when we need energy.

Culinary Benefits

  • The stem, root, seeds, and leaves of the plant are edible. If you steam the stems, they are good for eating.
  • Roots, dry or fresh leaves are essential to making tea.
  • Angelica tastes fantastic if you impregnate it with sugar syrup.
  • Grinding the dry roots gives a great spice like that of ginger.
  • Cooking the roots in salted water gives it tenderness to serve with fish.
  • Stems of the herb make jam often combined with rhubarb.
  • Angelica serves as a spice in most types of liquor.

Health Benefits

Blood Detoxifier

Angelica reduces the build-up of harmful substances that cause diseases in the body. It has a package of folic acid, biotin and vitamin 12 that clean all kinds of toxins in your blood.

Maintain a hormonal balance

The extracts from the plant improve the profile of estrogen hormone and cause all systems of the body to work usually.

Menstrual Problems

Female Ginseng is another name for Angelica that relates to its use as an herb for menopause and menstrual problems in women. In this case, women can conquer related issues like mood changes, cramps, and discomfort.

Improve Blood Circulation

Iron forms red blood cells. Angelica provides you with iron that improves circulation of blood in your body to avoid anemia that is characterized by fatigue and headache.

Prevents stress

Angelica is a practical herbal solution for anxiety. It has compounds that regulate the hormonal system in your body to reduce the occurrence of mood swings to relieve your mind.

Prevent depression

If you ever need to live a refreshing and evocative kind of life, then you better try and see the fact in Angelica herb. With the various compounds found in it, you will feel comfortable and happy always.

Contain Antioxidants

Very essential for the health of your body, the natural compounds in Dong Quai prevent free radicals that damage the organs and cause chronic diseases.

Side Effects

  • Taking too much of the root or the essential oil of this plant is poisonous. The plant's root is toxic in the fresh state. Dry it thoroughly before using.
  • Lack of carefulness when harvesting angelica can lead to picking of the wrong species which are harmful to human health.