Helichrysum italicum

Botanical Family: Compositae

Extraction Method: Steam distilled from flowers

Common Primary Uses: Abscess (Tooth), AIDS/HIV, Aneurysm, Bleeding, Bone Bruise, Broken Blood Vessels, Bruises, Catarrh, Cholesterol, Cleansing, Colitis, Cuts, Dermatitis/Eczema, Detoxification, Earache, Fibroids, Gallbladder Infection, Hematoma, Hemorrhaging, Herpes Simplex, Incisional Hernia, Liver Stimulant, Lymphatic Drainage, Nose Bleed, Pancreas Stimulant, Phlebitis, Psoriasis, Sciatica, Shock, Staph Infection, Stroke, Sunscreen, Swollen Eyes, Taste (Impaired), Tennis Elbow, Tinnitus, Tissue Pain, Tissue Repair, Vertigo, Viral Infections, Wounds

Common Application Methods: Helichrysum oil can be applied neat (with no dilution) when used topically. Apply to reflex points and directly on the area of concern.

Diffuse, or inhale the aroma directly.

Take in capsules.

Properties: Antibacterial, anticatarrhal, anticoagulant, antioxidant, antispasmodic, antiviral, expectorant, and mucolytic.

Historical Uses: Helichrysum has been used for asthma, bronchitis, whooping cough, headaches, liver ailments, and skin disorders.

French Medicinal Uses: Blood cleansing, chelating agent for metallics, chemicals, and toxins, viral colitis, detoxification, gallbladder infection, hematoma, hypo-cholesterol, liver cell function stimulant, lymph drainage, pain reduction, pancreas stimulant, phlebitis, sciatica, sinus infection, skin conditions (eczema, dermatitis, psoriasis), stomach cramps, sunscreen.

Other Possible Uses: Helichrysum oil may help with anger management, bleeding, circulatory functions, hearing, detoxifying and stimulating the liver cell function, pain (acute), relieve respiratory conditions, reduce scarring, scar tissue, regenerate tissue, and varicose veins.

Body System(s) Affected: Cardiovascular System, Muscles and Bones.

Aromatic Influence: It is uplifting to the subconscious and may help calm feelings of anger.

Oral Use As Dietary Supplement: Helichrysum oil is generally recognized as safe (GRAS) for human consumption by the FDA (21CFR182.20). Dilute one drop oil in 1 tsp. honey or in 4 oz. of beverage (i.e. soy/rice milk). Not for children under 6 years old; use with caution and in greater dilution for children 6 years old and over.

Blend Classification: Personifier.

Blends With: Geranium, clary sage, rose, lavender, spice oils, and citrus oils.