Angelica Root Hydrosol
Angelica Root Hydrosol is not as readily available as Clary Sage, Lavender, Neroli and other more common hydrosols, and less is known about its benefits and applications. As with its essential oil counterpart, however, it shows a lot of potentential for helping to calm the nerves.
Look to the citations from hydrosol experts Suzanne Catty and Shirley Price in the Uses and Applications section below for information on the potential benefits of Angelica Root Hydrosol.
I find the aroma of Angelica Root Hydrosol to be a bit bitter on its own, but it is nice when blended with other hydrosols and other aromatics.
Up to 1 year if stored properly (refrigeration is recommended).
Reported Properties, Uses and Applications
Suzanne Catty describes Angelica Root Hydrosol as calming and sedating. For chakra and emotional work, she also reports that Angelica Root Hydrosol is grounding and useful for spiritual and vibrational work. [Suzanne Catty, Hydrosols: The Next Aromatherapy (Rochester, VT: Healing Arts Press, 2001), 76.]
Len and Shirley Price summarize that the Angelica Root Hydrosol that they studied consists of approximately 18-20% ketones and 53-54% alcohols (these ranges do not include the water present in the hydrosol) and possesses the following properties: "analgesic, anticoagulant, anti-infectious, anti-inflammatory, antiviral, bactericidal, calming, cicatrizant, digestive, expectorant, mucolytic, sedative, stimulating." [Len Price and Shirley Price, Understanding Hydrolats: The Specific Hydrosols for Aromatherapy: A Guide for Health Professionals (London: Churchill Livingstone, 2004), 97.]
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