LATIN NAME: Archangelica officinalisSOURCE: Rhizome, Steam distilled from the (dried ) roots which are hand dug and cleanedCOLOUR: light yellow/green.ORIGIN: England.AROMA: earthy- musky- herbaceous characteristic of the plant.QUALITIES: soothing oil for fatigue & stress, a stimulant and a detoxifyer. Helpful during winter months when many are suffering from colds and flu viruses. Said to be an aid to fertility, as it helps regulate the female cycle. Claimed to help with mental clarity, to improve digestion, and relieve aches and pains. The healing properties of Angelica, is said to have been revealed to a Monk by an Angel hence its name. Used in high-grade perfumes for musk-like notes, which are hard to define. Also used in high grade Liqueurs.
Angelica is a biennial plant, a member of the Umbelliferae family, which flowers in its second year and can grow to a height in excess of 8 feet. The leaves are large, ferny and glossy dark green. The flowers are white and appear in umbels. The plant prefers a moist, loamy soil, and grown on the rich fenland soil the plants produce this oil, which is of exceptional quality.