Helichrysum Essential Oil
Botanical Name: (Helichrysum italicum)
Plant Origin: Yugoslavia, Corsica.
Extraction Method: Steam distilled from blossoms.
Key Constituents: Neryl Acetate [25-35%]
Neryl Propionate [3-7%]
The word helichrysum is named after the golden yellow flowers of the plant, and comes from the Greek words helios meaning sun and chrysos meaning gold. The common name, immortelle, also comes from the flowers, because they are long lasting blossoms that do not wither easily.
Action: Anticoagulant, anesthetic, bruising, burns, colds, cough, fever, dissolve hematomas (blood clots), lethargy, muscle aches and pains, nervous exhaustion, mucolytic, expectorant, antispasmodic, stimulates liver, reduces scar tissue and skin discoloration, stretch marks, sunburns, wounds. It balances blood pressure, chelates chemicals and toxins.
Traditional Uses: Helichrysum has been studied by European researchers for regenerating tissue and nerves and improving circulation and skin conditions. A widely popular oil in the perfume and skincare industries.
Indications: Hematoma (swelling or blood-filled tumor), bleeding, arteriosclerosis, atherosclerosis, hypertension, congestive heart failure, cardiac arrhythmias, thrombosis, embolisms, liver disorder, phlebitis, sciatica, sinus infection, and skin conditions (eczema, dermatitis, psoriasis).
Other Uses: This oil may help blood circulation, hearing loss, pain (acute), respiratory conditions, scar tissue, and varicose veins. It may regenerate tissue, detoxify and stimulate liver cell function.
Application: Diffuse. Apply topically around the outside of the ear, the temples, the forehead, the back of the neck, or on location.
Fragrant Influence: It is uplifting to the subconscious.
Safety Data: If pregnant or under a doctor's care, consult physician.
Disclaimer: This information is for educational purposes only, it is not intended to treat, cure, prevent or, diagnose any disease or condition. Nor is it intended to prescribe in any way. This information is for educational purposes only and may not be complete, nor may its data be accurate.
As with all essential oils, never use them undiluted. Do not take internally unless working with a qualified and expert practitioner. Keep away from children. If applying an essential oil to your skin always perform a small patch test to an insensitive part of the body (after you have properly diluted the oil in an appropriate carrier.