Helichrysum Essential Oil
Botanical Name: Helichrysum Gymnocephalum
Plant Part: Flowers
Extraction Method: Steam Distilled
Aromatic Scent: Helichrysum Essential Oil has a fresh, floral and spicy aroma. Initially the 'vapor rub' like scent is replaced with with a sweet, fruity, honey or nectar-like fragrance.
Strength of Aroma: Medium
Common Uses: The therapeutic properties of Helichrysum Essential Oil has documented uses and benefits for acne, bruises, boils, burns, cuts, skin conditions (psoriasis, varicose veins, dermatitis, and eczema), chelating agent, muscle pain, bone and muscle inflammation, hematoma, gallbladder infection, hearing, and helps in regulating cholesterol. Use blended in a base oil for aromatherapy massage to help with stress, muscle pain and inflammation. Supporting the body through post-viral fatigue (i.e. shingles) and convalescence, it can also be used to repair skin damaged by psoriasis, eczema or ulceration. Additionally, Helichrysum Essential Oil possesses mental, emotional as well as spiritual benefits. It is believed to soothe away deep emotional stress and diffuse anger and destructive feelings aiding in centering and balancing. In fact, check out what Dr. Mercola has to say about Helichrysum oil benefits and uses in his Natural Health Newsletter.
History: The word Helichrysum is derived from the Greek word helisso which means 'to turn around' and chrysos meaning gold. This is a reference to the golden color of many of the flowers on the plant itself. Helichrysum has been used since the time of the ancient Greeks for its great wound healing ability, and was often used after battles.
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