Helichrysum essential oil is steam-distilled from the Helichrysum italicum flower of the Compositae family.
It has many helpful properties such as being antibacterial, antiviral, and antioxidant. Some primary uses of helichrysum are treating infections, bruises, cholesterol, eczema, herpes, and scarring, sun protection, and tissue repair.
Historically, it was used to treat asthma, bronchitis, whooping cough, headaches, liver ailments, and skin issues.
Helichrysum supports the cardiovascular and bone systems. It may also be used to help with anger, circulatory functions, lymph drainage, respiratory conditions, scar tissue, and varicose veins.
The aroma is sweet and fruity with tea and honey undertones. When diffused, it has an uplifting effect, barring anger and promoting forgiveness and optimism.
It is considered safe for human consumption by the FDA and can be diluted in water, tea, or other beverages. Helichrysum can also be applied directly to areas of concern.
To learn more about helichrysum essential oil and many other pure essential oils, see the Reference Guide for Essential Oils by Connie and Alan Higley.
Source: Reference Guide for Essential Oils, 2017 Edition, p. 90.