ORGANIC HELICHRYSUM ESSENTIAL OIL

Use for Anti-Aging – Acne – Pain & Inflammation – Heart Health – Digestive Support


Anti-Aging

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. 

Acne Healing

Its high levels of antioxidants and anti-inflammatory properties help reduce inflammatory activation of acne causing bacteria for clear, glowing skin.

Heart Health

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.

Digestive Support

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.


SCHOLARLY ARTICLES

De Canha, Marco Nuno et al. “Exploring the Anti-Acne Potential of Impepho [Helichrysum odoratissimum (L.) Sweet] to Combat Cutibacterium acnes Virulence.” Frontiers in pharmacology vol. 10 (2020):1559. https://doi.org/10.3389/fphar.2019.01559

Fraternale, Daniele et al. “In Vitro Anticollagenase and Antielastase Activities of Essential Oil of Helichrysum italicum subsp. italicum (Roth) G. Don.” Journal of medicinal food vol. 22, 10 (2019): 1041-6. https://doi.org/10.1089/jmf.2019.0054

Han, Xuesheng et al. “Chemical composition analysis and in vitro biological activities of ten essential oils in human skin cells.” Biochimie open vol. 5 (2017): 1-7. https://dx.doi.org/10.1016%2Fj.biopen.2017.04.001

Musabayane, Cephas T. et al. “Cardiovascular effects of Helichrysum ceres S Moore [Asteraceae] ethanolic leaf extract in some experimental animal paradigms.” Cardiovascular journal of Africa vol. 19, 5 (2008): 246-53. PMCID: PMC3971623

Rigano, Daniela et al. “Intestinal antispasmodic effects of Helichrysum italicum (Roth) Don ssp. italicum and chemical identification of the active ingredients.” Journal of ethnopharmacology vol. 150, 3 (2013): 901-6. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jep.2013.09.034

Sala, Araceli et al. “Anti-inflammatory and antioxidant properties of Helichrysum italicum.” The Journal of pharmacy and pharmacology vol. 54, 3 (2002): 365-71. https://doi.org/10.1211/0022357021778600

Wellspring, Wanona “Aromatherapy as an Adjunct for the Management and Treatment of Pain: Therapeutic Grade Aromatherapy Essential Oils for Pain.Journal of Prolotherapy vol.2, 3 (2010):461-3.