Angelica root is said to originate in Africa and had made it’s way into Europe in the 16th century. It gained it’s notoriety as a known treatment for the plague which was frequently occurring at that time in Europe. From that period it became a popular medicine and folk remedy for many issues which now has been integrated into modern herbalism and alternative medicine circles. One of it’s known benefits is as a antispasmodic which is when regions of the body experience chronic spasms which also can result in other issues such as aches, pains, anxiousness, convulsions, respiratory coughing, and cramping.
Angelica supports in relaxing spasms and helping to relieve these symptoms. It also has depurative effects which means that it helps to purify or clean the blood in our circulatory system. This can help in cases such as high blood pressure, excess cholesterol levels, kidney issues, and even arthritic problems. It also has been known to help with digestive health by stimulating the secretion of gastric acids and bile which allow us to efficiently digest fats and proteins from food. This is only scratching the surface of all that has been discovered by this incredible herb and essential oil.