Helichrysum - Helichrysum angustifolium

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.  

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County of Origin France
Botanical Family Asteraceae
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
Chemical Family Monoterpenes
Approx. Shelf Life 7 years
Plant Parts Flowers
Note Classification Middle
Method of Extraction Steam Distilled

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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.

Clinical Studies:

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.

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Subtle Aromatherapy:

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.

 

References:
Battaglia, S.  The Complete Guide to Aromatherapy. The International Centre of Holistic Aromatherapy, Australia, 2005
Tisserand R. Young R.  Essential Oil Safety, second edition.  Churchhill Livingstone, UK, 2013
Sheppard-Hanger S. The Aromatherapy Practitioner Reference Manual.  Atlantic Institute of Aromatherapy, USA, 2000
Caddy R. Essential Oils in Colour.  Amberwood Publishing, UK, 2005
Lawless J. The encyclopaedia of Essential Oils.  Element Books Limited, GB, 1992
Caddy R. the Essential Blending Guide.  Amberwood Publishing, UK, 2007
Weaver W.W. Sauer’s Herbal Cures.  Routledge, UK, 2001
World Wide Web Encyclopeadia Britannica. USA, 2014
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    Helichrysum - Helichrysum angustifolium

    Helichrysum - Helichrysum angustifolium

    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.  

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