Common Name: Everlasting
Botanical Name: Helichrysum italicum, Helichrysum angustifolium
Production Method: steam distillation (an absolute may be produced by solvent extraction.)
Properties and Uses: Helichrysum has cicatrisant properties which reduce presence of scar tissue.
It is anti-inflammatory and anti-allergenic making it useful for inflamed skin, eczema or dermatitis. It is also excellent in preventing formation of bruises following an injury.
This oil is also beneficial for treatment of respiratory conditions. It is mucolytic, expectorant and antispasmodic, making it useful for conditions such as sinus infections, bronchitis and spasmodic coughing.
Helichrysum is appropriate as a first-aid oil. It may be applied neat to injuries until further treatment can be sought. It reduces swelling, disinfects the wound and promotes healing through tissue regeneration.
From an emotional perspective helichrysum is helpful when dealing with issues of depression, stress, lethargy and mental exhaustion. It is thought to stimulate the right side of the brain thus being useful for stimulating art and creativity.
Helichrysum is a grounding oil and brings warmth to one dealing with emotional coldness.
Conditions such as rheumatoid arthritis may be treated with helichrysum as it has anti-inflammatory properties.
Botanical Safety Information: This oil is non-toxic, non-irritant and non-sensitizing.
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