• HerbSpace
  • Mon,05 2021

Helichrysum Essential Oil – Everlasting beauty

Native to the Mediterranean region, the name Helichrysum comes from the Greek words “Helios” for Sun and “Chrysos” for Gold. Popularly known as “Immortelle” or “Everlasting” in the perfume and cosmetic industry. Bright yellow flower clusters, that glisten like the gold in the rays of the sun and never fades, even when cut, were used by the first-century romans for crowning their Gods. The Greek God Apollo, God of the Arts, Healing and Purification, is also known to wear a crown of Helichrysum flowers. Helichrysum flowers symbolises endless or eternal love. In an ode by Theocritus, a chivalrous goat keeper gives his beloved a "branch of ivy strewn with helichrysum flowers". The solar gold of helichrysum was used for a long time to make bridal flower crowns.

Rejuvenates your skin to keep your face fresh and “immortelle”

“Immortelle” and “Everlasting” are not just other names for Helichrysum, it sure does live up to these names. Helichrysum essential oil is extremely effective in promoting cellular health - recycling dead cells and stimulating the production of new cells, rejuvenating the skin and giving it a toned and smooth texture. The esters found in Helichrysum essential oil is highly soothing and moisturising for the epidermis. It helps in reducing age spots, hyperpigmentation, acne and acne scars, bestowing the skin with a radiant complexion and healthy skin.

Keeps your respiratory tract healthy

The ancient medicinal practitioners used Helichrysum essential oil in a decoction to clear respiratory tract. As an expectorant and a mucolytic, Helichrysum essential oil help fight colds and coughs. Reduces inflammation in your airways and inside your nose, Helichrysum essential oil has been traditionally used to bolster bronchial health. Helichrysum essential oil can provide relief from irritating or chronic coughs by removing phlegm, improving the health of the mucous membranes and reducing itchiness in the throat.

Keeps your stomach and gut healthy

Stomach-aches, bloating, indigestion, acid reflux, constipation – One oil heals all. Soothing intestinal spasms, Helichrysum essential oil can help reduce the symptoms of some digestive issues such as cramps, pain, and bloating. Helichrysum essential oil helps stimulate the secretion of gastric juices that are needed to break down food and prevent indigestion. A happy gut makes for a better immunity!

Heals wounds and burns

Known as the “Boxer’s Oil” in the gymnasiums and playgrounds, Helichrysum essential oil is renowned for healing sport injuries and bruises. Also known as a key ingredient in a “holistic first aid kit,” Helichrysum essential oil heals burns, wounds and bruises, without leaving a scar.

Fights infection

The anti-inflammatory properties of Helichrysum essential oil helps reduce allergy symptoms and rashes. The antibacterial effects of helichrysum essential oil may help kill bacteria, viruses, and fungi that can cause infections.

Decongest your veins

Helichrysum essential oil helps unclog clotted blood in the veins to correct and regulate the flow of blood to all parts of the body, thereby making it effective in treating chilblains, venous stasis, varicose veins, and hemorrhoids.