This species is used as an antidepressant. Used to freshen the air, mind and body, this is a very useful oil. Helps to clear the mind, chest and sinus and relieves aches, pains and menstrual discomfort. There are approximately 500 species of HELICHRYSUM PURE.
|County of Origin||France|
|Therapeutic Properties||Analgesic, anti-allergenic, anti-anxiety, anti-depressant, anti-inflammatory, anti-septic, anti-spasmodic, calming, cicatrisant, CNS tonic, liver supporter, strengthening, tonic, tonifying, wound healing|
|Approx. Shelf Life||7 years|
|Method of Extraction||Steam Distilled|
History: Herbally used in Europe for respiratory problems and for headaches and skin conditions. Also used as an air freshener and an insect repellent. Its name is derived from the Greek word helios meaning 'sun' and chrysos meaning 'gold'. This is a reference to the golden color of many of the flowers from this botanical genus. Helichrysum has been used since the time of the ancient who often used it after battles.
Characteristics: A middle note with a medium aroma, they have been described as having a scent between burnt sugar and a floral mint.
Indications: Used for skin traumas prevent bruising, acne, allergies, stretch marks, skin inflammations, spots, warts, cuts, wounds, ulcers, old scars, asthma, bronchitis, arthritis, muscular aches and pains, bacterial and viral infections, colds, flu, candida, headaches from liver congestion, herpes, rheumatism, depression, nervous exhaustion, stress related conditions, phobias.
Mode of Administration: Aftershave, aroma lamp, bath, compress, light bulb ring, inhaler, massage, mist spray, perfume, steam inhalation, steam and sauna room.
Safety: Dilute before use; for external use only. May cause skin irritation in some individuals; a skin test is recommended prior to use. Contact with eyes should be avoided.