Botanical Name: Helichrysum italicum
Parts: Flowers and Leaves
Method: Steam distilled
Notes: Often called Everlasting or Immortelle, helichrysum is one of the most powerful healing oils available. It comes from a very dry straw-like flower, so it takes a LOT of plant material to produce even a small amount of oil. This is why it is one of the most expensive oils, but it is worth its weight in gold! It is known as one of the most powerful anti-inflammatories available (a must have in any type of blend for pain). Research has shown it has amazing benefits with broken bones (healing in half the expected time!). Helichrysum causes blood to be absorbed by tissue, thus reducing bruising and relieving pressure on nerves. It can be useful in treating heart conditions (irregular heartbeat, palpitation, stroke risk) and high blood pressure. It is also used in the reduction of scars! It doesn't stop there though! Helichrysum is also anti-fungal, antibacterial and anti-viral! We've had people add it to our Lavender Spray to soothe and heal sunburns. While this is a pricey oil, it is definately one to have in your arsenal!
We also offer it pre-diluted in a handy roll-on.