HELICHRYSUM – Italian Everlasting, Immortelle
( Helichrysum italicum )
by KG Stiles, Clinical Aromatherapist
Keywords: DEEP HEALING & REGENERATION
Helichrysum’s ability to prevent swelling and inflammation and to accelerate the formation of new tissue is legendary.
Helichrysum’s notable antihematoma and skin regenerating activity is superior to any other essential oil.
Protects newly formed cells!
Known to regulate cholesterol and stimulates liver cells.
It stimulates lymphatic flow and promotes circulation in areas of stagnation and blockage.
An effective free-radical scavenger.
Generally Helichrysum will work for all conditions in which inflamed tissues need to be calmed down and regenerated.
It is especially beneficial for the skin! Apply Helichrysum on injured or badly bruised tissue after an accident or injury for immediate relief.
A sacred and gentle healing oil used for tissue repair and healing. Traditionally the finest quality Helichrysum for therapeutic use has been grown and distilled in Corsica!
Its highly regenerative nature is both warm and fragrant with a slight honey-like fragrance.
Helichrysum is one of the strongest essential oils for relieving inflammation.
Helichrysum’s regenerative powers have been used with phenomenal success for both old and new scars that have resulted from injury or surgery.
Helichrysum functions by way of being absorbed through your blood into the tissue where it actively removes cellular debris in areas of bruising, resulting in less pressure on your nerves with subsequent relief of pain.
Through enhancing circulation (blood, lymph & nerve) Helichrysum acts to help mend broken bones and supports the formation of healthy skin tissue.
Helichrysum promotes healing at all levels – body, mind, spirit and emotions.
I’ve had consistently good results blending Helichrysum with Vetiver to relieve heart palpitations, irregular heartbeat and panic attacks.
There are reports that Helichrysum may help reduce hypertension.
Helichrysum enhances any essential oils blend for chronic pain relief, including Fibromyalgia and arthritis.
Helichrysum is a very supportive and comforting oil and enhances spiritual and personal growth.
Try Helichrysum in a meditation blend or when emotionally feeling upset!
Helichrysum may be helpful for resolving old emotional scars that retain active memory loops held deeply within the nervous system and subconscious mind, promoting the release of old coping strategies and unresourceful states of mind.
Helichrysum has been used alone or in a blend with other essential oils in treating and relieving the following conditions:
Allergic skin reactions
According to Ayurvedic Medicine, an ancient system of healing practiced in India, sweet, warm aromas like Helichrysum are ideal to regulate and pacify ALL Doshas or bodymind types. Vata, Pitta and Kapha imbalances respond well to Helichrysum’s regulating influence.
Symptoms of Vata imbalance are premenstrual syndrome, constipation, insomnia, restlessness, nervousness, anxiety and worry.
Symptoms of Pitta imbalance are high blood pressure, anger, frustration, emotional upsets and an inability to relax and go with the flow.
Symptoms of Kapha imbalance are high cholesterol, low metabolic forces, slow to lose weight, fluid retention, congestion, energetic stagnation and blockage, lethargy and depression.
BLEND WITH: Atlas and Himalyan Cedarwood, Chamomile rash, hemrrhoids), Petitgrain, Clary Sage, Frankincense, Geranium, Lavender (burn, scars), Myrrh, Neroli, Patchouli, Rose (old scars, adhesions), Sandalwood, Spikenard, Vetiver (rapid heart, panic)