Immortelle Helichrysum angustifolium
- Common Names
- Immortelle Oil , Everlasting, Strawflower
- Botanical Name
- Helichrysum angustifolium
Medicinal Uses & Benefits of Immortelle Oil
How to Use| Side Effects | Plant & Garden| Aromatherapy Oil |
- Medicinal Uses: * Aromatherapy
- Properties: * Analgesic * Anti-inflammatory * Aromatic * Cytophylactic * Depurative * Warm
- Parts Used: flowers
How to Use: Immortelle
Produced in the Mediterranean countries, Madagascar and France this warm, earthy, rich oil is distilled from the flowers. Known for its anti-inflammatory, analgesic and regenerative properties, this remarkable oil is used in many healing formulas from infection and inflammation in respiratory conditions, muscle pain, arthritis to liver problems and as a detoxifier in drug withdrawal. Imortelle's ability to stimulate the production of new skin cells makes it popular in facial care for mature skin.
Preparation Methods & Dosage :Used as an essential oil in external skin applications.
Immortelle : Essential Oil Profile
Excellent in massage and herbal oils for sensitive, inflamed skin, muscle strains, aches and pains. Blends well with: Rose, Patchouli, Sandalwood, Sweet Marjoram, Vetiver and Lavender. Rich honey-like scent.
Helichrysum italicum is a flowering plant of the daisy family Asteraceae. It grows on dry, rocky or sandy ground around the Mediterranean. The stems are woody at the base and can reach 60cm or more in height. The flowers produce the essential oil and retain their colour after picking making them a popular choice in dried flower arrangements.
There are an estimated 600 species, only a few produce essential oils for distillation
Helichrysum italicum , is one of the species uses in aromatherapy
History and Traditions & FolkloreRomans used helichrysum to repel moths from their houses and listed it in various texts for its medicinal benefits. Used throughout Europe as a strewing herb.