Helichrysum Oil

Helichrysum oil relieves pain, ulcers, and sunburn, eases cough, reduces scarring and promotes healing of burns and bruises, and relieves allergy symptoms.

Dried Flower Arrangement Helichrysum, Rosa, Papaver, Hydrangea, Helipterum
Dried Flower Arrangement Helichrysum, Rosa, Papaver, Hydrangea, Helipterum

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There are about 500 species of helichrysum, of which only a few produce essential oil for distillation. 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.

Botanical Name - Helichrysum italicum

Common Method Of Extraction - Steam distilled

Parts Distilled – Flowers

Note Classification –Base

Aroma –Sweet spicy, earthy, green floral

Color – Yellow-orange

Effect - Cooling

Largest Producing Countries - France, Italy, and Spain

Other Areas of Origin - Yugoslavia

Traditional Use - Helichrysum oil is used as a fixative in soaps, cosmetics, and perfumes. The flowers have been used to treat skin conditions, and liver ailments.

Properties -Antiallergenic, antibacterial, anticoagulant (potential), anti-inflammatory, antimicrobial, antioxidant, antispasmodic, astringent, cholagogue, cicatrizant, diuretic, expectorant, hepatic, nervine, stimulant.

Benefits - Acne, allergic conditions, asthma, bronchitis, bruising, burns, circulatory disorders, colds, cough, dermatitis, eczema, fever, lethargy, liver congestion, muscular aches and pains, nervous exhaustion, rheumatism, scarring, spleen congestion, sprains, stretch marks, sunburn, wounds.

Blends Well With - Bergamot, black pepper, chamomile, citrus oils, clary sage, clove, cypress, geranium, juniper, lavender, mimosa, neroli, oakmoss, oregano, palmarosa, rose, rosemary, tea tree, thyme, vetiver, ylang ylang.

Safety Data - Non-toxic, non-irritant, and non-sensitizing.

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