Helichrysum Essential Oil
Latin Name: Helichrysum italicum
Part of plant: Flowering Plant
Blends Well with: Geranium, Lime, Ylang Ylang
Helichrysum Properties: Anti-inflammatory for veins, anti-coagulant, hemostatic; lowers cholesterol; anti-spasmodic, expectorant, against coughing; stimulates the liver.
Helichrysum Indications: Phlebitis, internal and extrenal hemorrhage; for shock, little ruptured arteries, wounds, arthritis, polyarthritis, Dupuytren's contracture; complaints in the throat-nose-ear area, bronchitis; liver insufficiency, headaches caused by the liver.
Helichrysum Main Components: Neryl acatate, italidion, nerol, d-alpha-pinene.
Helichrysum Contraindications, side effects: Dosage must be precisely complied with for internal use by children and pregnant women; avoid entirely with sensitivity to ketones.
Helichrysum is a strongly aromatic herb, up to 60cm high with a much-branched stem, woody at the base. The brightly coloured, daisy-like flowers become dry as the plant matures, yet retain their colour.
Helichrysum, the flower that gives that "Everlasting" and "Immortelle" Essential Oil, and known by the names Helichrysum Angustifolium and Helichrysum Italicum, is an European herb native to France, Italy and a few neighboring countries.
This is a very costly oil and scarcely available, but unlike other essential oils which have short shelf life, this oil can be stored for a long-long time.