Common Wellness Uses
Common Health Uses
Bruises & Swelling,
Cuts and Scrapes,
Anti-inflammatory, fungicidal, astringent,
analgesic, anesthetic, hematoma, antispasmodic, anti-allergic
and antimicrobial, antioxidant.
History of use:
Everlasting or Immortale oil. Some
describe itís aroma as honey like. Historically it has been
used for skin irritations, bruising, sprains and joint or
arthritic pain. It has very strong anti-inflammatory properties
and has been known to aid in blood circulation, reduce
thrombosis and aid in hypertension It has also been
historically used to detoxify and stimulated the liver cell
function. Sourcing this as an organic oil that is properly
harvested and distilled has proven difficult.
Helichrysum is certified as GRAS.
Helichrysum can be applied topically for
arthritis, joint and back pain, sprains bruising cuts, scrapes
minor burns, bites and skin conditions. It can be used neat
(undiluted) or using a quality carrier especially for skin
conditions is recommended. Blend equal parts of Helichrysum and
Eucalyptus for an effective direct application or light massage
blend for arthritis. Apply with a carrier like coconut for
rosacea, scars or sagging skin. Apply directly with light
massage to areas of thrombosis irritation.
Modern Research and Clinical Studies:
Helichrysum has been studied in Europe for
regeneration of nerves, and improving skin conditions and
circulation. The International Journal of Antimicrobial Agents
evaluated the inhibitory effects of helychysum properties on the
growth of Staphylococcus aureus (ATCC 6538P, MRSA
and MSSA isolates) The results indicate that the H.
italicum extract had an inhibitory effect on S. aureus
strains reducing their growth.