Name Helichrysum Essential Oil, Corsica
Category Essential Oils
Species Helichrysum italicum G. Don (H. angustifolium D.C.)
Part Flowering Top
Method Steam Distillation
Helichrysum Essential Oil, Corsica
Helichrysum Essential Oil, Corsica, (Helichrysum italicum) studied by European researchers for regenerating tissue and nerves and improving circulation and skin conditions.
The word helichrysum is named after the golden yellow flowers of the plant, and comes from the Greek words helios meaning sun and chrysos meaning gold. The common name, immortelle, also comes from the flowers, because they are long lasting blossoms that do not wither easily.
Action: Anticoagulant, anesthetic, bruising, colds, cough, dissolves hematomas (blood clots), mucolytic, expectorant, fever, antispasmodic, lethargy, muscular aches and pain, nervous exhaustion, stimulates liver, reduces scar tissue and skin discoloration, stretch marks, sunburn. Helichrysum oil balances blood pressure, chelates chemicals and toxins.
Traditional Uses: Helichrysum has been studied by European reachers for regenerating tissue and nerves and improving circulation and skin conditions.
Indications: Hematoma (swelling or blood-filled tumor), bleeding, arteriosclerosis, atherosclerosis, hypertension, congestive heart falure, cardic arrhythmias, thrombosis, embolisms, liver disorders, phlebitis, sciatica, sinus infection, and skin conditions (eczema, dermatitis, psoriasis).
Other Uses: Helichrysum oil may help blood circulation, hearing loss, pain (acute), respiratory conditions, scar tissue, and varicose veins. Helichrysum may regenerate tissue, detoxify and stimulate liver cell function.
Application: Diffuse. Apply topically around the outside of the ear, the temples, the forehead, the back of the neck, or on location.
Fragrant Influence: Helichrysum is uplifting to the subconscious.
Safety Data: If pregnant or under a doctor's care, consult physician.
Helichrysum Essential Oil, Corsica is also referred to as Helichrysum Angustifolium. Helichrysum is a low yeild essential oil, steam distilled from flowering tops. The aroma is sometimes described as intense, pleasant, sweet, honey like, tea like, slightly fruity, and slightly buttery. Despite the varied descriptions most perfumers agree it is amazingly complex. Aromatherapy experts have logged dozens of uses, and though expensive Helichrysum oil adds amazing notes to blends. Chamomile oil, Citrus oil, Geranium oil, Lavender oil, and Clary Sage oil produce pleasant results when blended with Helichrysum oil. Although costly, Helichrysum essential oil can be added to blends in moderation with good results. Please note that this oil can be difficult to get at times. When sizes or prices are not listed on the webpages it is because there is a limited supply.
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