Exploring Transcultural Constants
Angelica Root, German and Roman Chamomile, Hops, and Lovage Root or Yarrow are typical essential oils from the moderate climates of central Europe.
These plants and their essential oils are more or less transcultural constants. Where there is beer, their is Hops.
Lovage root apparently has a composition practically identical to the Chinese staple Dong Quai. Angelica Archangelica is historically credited with many healing properties.
Interestingly the Chinese description given by Taoist master jeffrey Yuen addresses the most easily utilized quality of the essential oil.
It supports the spleen in separating the indigestible from the nutritious and quickly restores weight to those who are asthenic or underweight.
In addition authentic Angelica root, and to a lesser degree seed oils delight with the most pronounced musk note.
Reference: The Healing Intelligence of Essential Oils: Kurt Schnaubelt, Ph.D.