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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 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:fresh, earthy, herbaceous


Parts used in distillation:Flowering tops


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

Cultivation: Indigenous Wild Harvest

Applications

Aromatherapy Uses:

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

Subtle & Emotional Uses:

Spirituality, mental agility, grounding, 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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