ORGANIC HELICHRYSUM ESSENTIAL OIL
Use for Anti-Aging – Acne – Pain & Inflammation – Heart Health – Digestive Support
Some consider helichrysum oil to be a “Fountain of Youth” as one of its most prominent benefits is its ability to reduce the visible signs of aging. Helichrysum oil works through high levels of antioxidants and anti-inflammatory properties that help repair and restore cells and reduce the appearance of wrinkles and sagging skin.
Pain & Inflammation
While over-the-counter pills are a common way to get rid of pain, they can also be dangerous to your liver and other parts of your body. Helichrysum essential oil is non-toxic and non-irritating. It can be applied directly to the skin to help reduce pain and soothes aching muscles fairly quickly.
Its high levels of antioxidants and anti-inflammatory properties help reduce inflammatory activation of acne causing bacteria for clear, glowing skin.
According to research, the observed cardiovascular effects of using helichrysum oil support the basis for its possible use in the management of high blood pressure and the protection of heart health — just like it’s been traditionally used for many years in European folkloric medicine.
A traditional remedy for various intestinal complaints, Helichrysum can help soothe stomach discomfort.
BOTANICAL NAME Helichrysum italicum
PARTS USED Leaves & flowers
EXTRACTION METHOD Steam distilled
COLOR Pale yellow
NOTE CLASSIFICATION Middle to base
AROMA Warm, earthy, slightly sweet
The History of Helichrysum
The name Helichrysum is derived from the Greek “helios” meaning sun and “chrysos” meaning gold, referring to the color of many of the flowers of species in this genus. The Helichrysum flower was well known in ancient Greece for its beauty, as well as its medicinal properties. The flowers were braided in decorative crowns worn to celebrate the Greek god Apollo, who was tasked with arching the sun across the sky in his gilded chariot. However, the notoriety of helichrysum extends much farther in history, making an appearance in Homer’s The Odyssey as an ‘elixir of youth.’ The plant’s common name is Immortelle, French for “immortal” or “everlasting.”
PRECAUTIONS Keep out of reach of children. Avoid contact with eyes. If pregnant or lactating, consult your healthcare practitioner before using. If applying an essential oil to your skin always perform a small patch test before using.
These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. This information is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease.
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