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Known as everlasting, immortelle and strawflower, is a flowering plant that belongs to the sunflower family. The name "Helichrysum" is derived from the Greek words "helios" meaning sun and "chrysos" meaning gold, likely referring to the bright golden-yellow flowers.


Everlasting, immortelle, and strawflower




Helichrysum is a diuretic, demulcent, emollient, refrigerant, adrenal restorative, galactagogue and expectorant. Oil: inflammatory modulating, anti-atherosclerotic, anti-platelet and hypolipidemic.


The helichrysum flower has many benefits including anti-inflammatory, antibacterial, antifungal and antioxidant properties.


    There are many benefits when using Helichrysum, specifically its anti-inflammatory properties that help reduce inflammation and swelling in conditions such as arthritis. On top of the anti-inflammatory benefits, it also contains antimicrobial properties and can aid in wound healing, prevent infections and aid in the regeneration of damaged tissue and the reduction of scar tissue. Helichrysum can act as an expectorant and help with coughs and congestion.


    Helichrysum can be used in many ways including aromatherapy. When used as an essential oil, Helichrysum promotes emotional well-being and relaxation. It also can be applied topically to the skin and address issues with scars, blemishes and signs of aging. Topical use also may help alleviate pain associated with muscle soreness or arthritis. Helichrysum can also be inhaled by placing a few drops into a bowl of hot water and breathed in to support the respiratory system. 


    Throughout history, Helichrysum has been used to treat wounds, skin conditions and respiratory issues. It is considered scared in the ancient Greek culture, specifically because of its references with the sun and is associated with immortality and longevity. It gets the name “everlasting” or “immortelle” because when dried, it retains its shape and color, reflecting the lasting qualities of the plant.

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