Medicinal Value Of Angelica Essential Oil

This essential oil has many health benefits. Its benefits are mainly attributed to its powerful properties such as carminative, hepatic, expectorant, depurative, anti-spasmodic, diuretic, nervine, tonic, febrifuge, stimulant, and emenagogue. Angelica essential oil has a sweet and spicy aroma which makes it one of the best flavouring agent in both beverage and food industry.

Angelica is a herb whose origin can be traced back in Africa. It gained a lot of popularity in the sixteenth century in Europe where it was widely used in treating plague. The essential oil of angelica is composed of components such as crytone, humulene, limonene, cis ocimene, beta bisabolene, pentadecanolide, sabinene, beta pinene, alpha ninene, myrcene, trans ocimene, para cymene, tridecanolide, and terpinenol. This oil is either extracted from its seeds, rot nodules or the whole herb through the process of steam distillation.

The following are some of the renowned medicinal properties associated with angelica essential oil

Diuretic

This is a property which is useful in treating chronic renal failure. This is a health problem which arises when water accumulates in the body. Chronic renal failure can also be caused by hypertension, obesity, arthritis, gout as well as accumulation of toxins. The diuretic properties of Angelica oil are useful in increasing the quantity an
d frequency of urination. Urination is a crucial process which helps in removing excess, fats, salts, water, and toxins form your body.

Digestive

This oil is useful in promoting digestion. It is mainly used in stimulating the production of the bile and digestive juices into your stomach. Besides, this oil is used in facilitating or promoting proper movement and absorption of food within the digestive system.

Anti-spasmodic

This oil is used in getting rid of the coughs, convulsions, diarrhoea, nervous afflictions, aches which are associated with spasms. Spasms are unpredictable and involuntary contractions which occur in the respiratory tracts, nerves, blood vessels, muscles and internal organs. These problems are eliminated by relaxing the affected parts. This oil is effective in relieving spasms and relieving the painful symptoms associated with them.

Depurative

Depurative products are meant for purifying the blood. This oil has both diuretic and diaphoretic properties which help in promoting urination and sweating respectively. These processes are useful in speeding up the removal of the various toxins from the body. These toxins include substances such as excess water, fats, uric acid, and bile. Accumulation of these toxins would lead to certain ailments such as renal failure. This is also helpful in reducing fats from the body (protecting your heart) thereby lowering the blood pressure.