Agent Name

Angelica oils

CAS Number

8015-64-3

Major Category

Biological Agents

Synonyms

Angelica [Italian]; Angelica archangelica root oil; Angelica root oil; Angelica root oil (Angelica archangelica L.); Angelica seed oil; Angelica seed oil (Angelica archangelica L.); Angelica stem oil (Angelica archangelica L.); Angelika oel [German]; Arcangelique [Spanish]; Archangelique [French]; Echt engelwurz [German]; Oils, angelica; Oils, angelica archangelica; Oils, angelica root; [ChemIDplus]

Category

Plant Oils and Extracts

Description

Angelica root oil: Pale yellow to deep amber liquid; warm, pungent odor; Angelica seed oil: Pale yellow liquid; Sweet, delicate aroma; [Merck Index]

Sources/Uses

Obtained from the dried roots or fresh seeds of the Angelica plant; Used to flavor liqueurs and gin and as a drug (carminative, diaphoretic, and diuretic); [Merck Index] Used as a flavoring agent for alcoholic beverages and foods, as a fragrance in cosmetics, and an insect attractant for the Mediterranean fruit fly; [HSDB]

Comments

Emergency treatment: "Essential oils"; Essential oils can cause CNS depression and aspiration pneumonia after ingestion; Commercial products of essential oils usually contain concentrations of 1% to 20%, and a potentially toxic exposure is 5-15 mL; No sensitization when 21 volunteers tested with 1% concentration of angelica oils in petrolatum; [HSDB] Causes somnolence in lethal-dose feeding studies of rats; [RTECS]

Adverse Effects
Neurotoxin

CNS Solvent Syndrome

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