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Helichrysum Italicum Balkans Essential Oil

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Helichrysum is also known by the names Immortelle and Everlasting. There are over 500 species of helichrysum, but only a few of them produce an essential oil. It’s long been touted in the aromatherapy community as a powerhouse when it comes to skin conditions and respiratory concerns.

Name of Oil:  Helichrysum


Latin Binomial:  Helichrysum italicum


Countries of Origin:  France, Italy, Yugoslavia


Scent Profile:  Lemon eucalyptus is also commonly referred to as lemon-scented gum or lemon-scented spotted gum. While it shares some similarities with its other Eucalyptus family members, it is set apart from them mainly by its strong lemony scent.Fresh, earthy, herbaceous


Parts used in distillation:  Flowering tops


Oil Characteristics:  Light yellow, thin, medium to strong intensity

Cultivation:  Indigenous Wild Harvest

Applications

Used in aromatherapy for the symptomatic relief of:

Anticoagulant, severe bruising, hematoma, purifies the blood, drain lymph glands, stimulates liver, kidneys, spleen, and pancreas, eczema, allergies, rashes, psoriasis, decrease swelling, rheumatoid arthritis, bronchitis, sinus infections, cough and inflamed skin.

Used in aromatherapy to help ease emotional symptoms of:

Spirituality, mental agility, grounding and increases dream activity.

History

In traditional herbal medicine helichrysum is used as an expectorant, antitussive, anti- inflammatory, and anti-allergenic agent in Europe. It is usually taken in the form of an infusion or decoction.

Chemical Constituents

nerol, neryl acetate, a-pinene, b-pinene, myrcene, limonene, 1,8cineole, borneol, linalool, 4,7-dimetyl-6-octen-3-one, 3,5-dimethyloctane-4,6-dione, 2,4- dimethylheptane-3, 5-dione

Safety & References

Safety:

No known safety concerns

Books Cited:

The Complete Guide to Aromatherapy, 2nd Edition – Salvatore Battaglia

Essential Oil Safety , 2nd Edition – Robert Tisserand and Rodney Young

Aromatherapy – Jennifer Peace Rhind

The Complete Book of Essential Oils & Aromatherapy – Valerie Wormwood

Aromatherapeutic Blending – Jennifer Peace Rhind

The Fragrant Mind – Valerie Wormwood

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