Helichrysum Essential Oil

Helichrysum, also known as everlasting or immortelle, is native to the Mediterranean region. Like lavender, Helichrysum stimulates the growth of new cells and is recommended for bruises, burns and scars. Many claim that Helichrysum can help with hearing loss and nerve damage, but these claims are as of yet scientifically unsubstantiated.

Helichrysum essential oil acts as a stimulant for the liver, gallbladder and spleen. It aids in detoxification of the body, working especially through the lymph glands.

Botanical Name: Helichrysum italicum
Note: Middle
Odor Intensity: High

Key Uses:
AllergiesHelichrysum Essential Oil
Bruises, burns, rashes
Chronic cough, whooping cough
Eczema and psoriasis
Headaches and migraine
Liver/spleen congestion
Muscle pain
Nerve damage
Nervous exhaustion
Ringing in the ears
Scarring, wounds

Aroma: Earthy, slightly floral, heady, Helichrysumpowerful, hay-like.

Blends well with: Rose, Lavender, Roman Chamomile, Geranium, and Clary Sage.

Part Used: Flowers

Properties: anti-allergenic, anti-inflammatory, antitussive, antiseptic, cholagogue, cicatrizant, diuretic, expectorant, fungicidal, hepatic, nervine.

Emotional Concerns: Helichrysum is relaxing and emotionally warming and opening, easing such emotions as frustration and irritability. Helichrysum helps remove the most stubborn of wood emotions—jealousy, half-conscious anger and bitterness of spirit.

Contraindications: Do not take internally.

Blend for Bruises:
3 drops Helichrysum
3 drops Lavender
2 drops Geranium
2 drops Thyme
1 oz. carrier oil or lotion base

Mix the essential oils with the carrier oil or lotion. Apply to the bruise 3-4 times per day.

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