Helichrysum (Helichrysum Italicum)
Helichrysum italicum is a small perennial herb with narrow, silver leaves and flowers that form a cluster of golden yellow, ball-shaped blossoms. The name “Helichrysum” is derived from the Greek “helios” meaning sun and “chrysos” meaning gold, referring to the color of the flowers. Helichrysum has been used in herbal health practices since ancient Greece and the oil is highly valued and sought after for its many health benefits. Helichrysum is best known for its restorative properties to the skin. Also referred to as the Everlasting or Immortal Flower, Helichrysum is used in anti-ageing products for its rejuvenating benefits to the skin. Helichrysum can help reduce the appearance of blemishes, and it promotes a glowing, youthful complexion.
Emotionally, Helichrysum is known as the Oil for Pain, aiding the “walking wounded”, those with a history of difficult life circumstances, trauma, addiction, loss or abuse. These individuals need the powerful spiritual support that Helichrysum offers. It gives strength and endurance to the wounded soul who must keep on living, despite past difficulties. This oil restores confidence in life and in the Self, giving the individual strength to “make it”. It imbues joy, fervour and hope for living. Helichrysum takes the wounded soul by the hand, guiding them through life’s difficulties. If the wounded individual can persevere, this oil can take them into new heights of spiritual consciousness. Helichrysum offers hope that their wounds can be healed.
Helichrysum can teach an individual to have gratitude for their trials. It helps one to see that if they had not been wounded, they would not have sought the healing that resulted in a spiritual rebirth. Just as the phoenix dies and is raised from it’s ashes, so might an individual be raised from their turmoil. Helichrysum lends it’s warrior spirit so that one may face their adversities with courage and determination. It brings hope to the most discouraged of souls and life to those in need of rebirth.
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Neryl acetate, alpha pinene, γ-curcumene
Antispasmodic, Anticatarrhal, neuroprotective, Neurotonic, Vasoconstrictor, Haemostatic, Nervine, Analgesic
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How to Use
- Another common name for Helichrysum is St. John’s Herb.
- It is referred to as the “everlasting” or “immortal flower.”
- Emerging scientific research is supporting findings that Helichrysum keeps the skin looking young and healthy.
- Apply Helichrysum topically to reduce the appearance of blemishes.
- Apply it to the face to reduce the appearance of wrinkles and to promote a glowing, youthful complexion.
- Use Helichrysum in conjunction with a full body massage to promote vitality and energy.
- Massage this essential oil into the temples and back of the neck for a soothing sensation.
- Helichrysum improves the appearance of the skin.
- It may help to promote a healthy metabolism.*
- It may help to support the health of the digestive, immune, nervous, and cardiovascular systems.*
- This essential oil helps to support healthy lung and respiratory function.*
- Helichrysum helps to keep the gums, teeth, and mouth looking clean and healthy.
- It may be calming to the nervous system and support healthy nervous system function.*
- It helps to reduce feelings of mental fatigue.
- Helichrysum may help to support the health of the liver.*
- It can help to maintain healthy cellular function and overall cellular health, not to mention healthy immune function and response.*
- Helichrysum possesses internal cleansing properties.*
- Helichrysum blends well with Bergamot, Roman Chamomile, Clary Sage, Clove, Cypress, Geranium, Grapefruit, Lavender, Lemon, Lime, Melaleuca, Wild Orange, Oregano, Rosemary, Tangerine, Vetiver, and Ylang Ylang essential oils.