ANGELICA - archangelica


The European’s believed this oil to be so powerful and strong that it must be of divine origin (aren’t all essential oils of divine origin, made by the great Creator!) The seeds were burned in ancient times to purify. The stems were chewed historically in  the 1660’s during the time of ‘The Plague’.

For the medicine cabinet x. Angelica may help support the lungs, sinuses, throat and occasional digestive issues. It is also useful to those occasional but typical PMS issues. This oil is also a great relaxant for occasional anxiousness. Angelica can be used to ease muscle tension and occasional spasm. It is also a good oil for focus to help you remember. It also supports the hematologic (blood) system. Traditional medicine practitioners used angelica as a stimulant, digestive tonic, and expectorant.

For the mind/nervous system xThe aromatic influence of this essential oil is nice to support emotions and help restore good memories. Angelica can assist with releasing anger and pent up negative feelings.

For spiritual + meditation x. Angelica is said to connect us to the Angelic realms and supports integration and balance of the etheric bodies. Angelica essential oil protects from negative energies and bombardment as well.

For beauty x. Many writers, ancient and modern, recommend angelica eye and face washes. Use a mild decoction of the seeds. Angelica was also a major constituent of one of the earliest perfumes, Carmelite water, first distilled in the middle Ages.

For cooking x. The best known culinary use of angelica is as the green candied stem used in confectionery and cakes. Chunks of the sugar-preserved and dried stems can also add flavour to preserves, jams and marmalades. To make your own is very simple, and it will have a better flavour and more health-giving benefit than shop-bought. The Elizabethans used angelica leaves on their salads, and both leaves and roots can be used for flavouring fish and soft cheese dishes, and for sweetening stewed fruit. During times of famine, the dried roots – which can weigh up to 1.4 kg (3 lb) – were once ground and used as bread flour. Angelica plays an important part in the history of alcohol: it flavours many spirits such as gin and absinthe, as well as Chartreuse and vermouths.

Other uses x. The oil has a rich and sweet scent, like liquorice, and is used extensively in food and sweets manufacture.Aniseed is used to flavor cough lollies and aniseed balls as its flavor is sweet and distinctive. In cough lollies, it is famed for its ability to relieve bronchial complaints.


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