HELICHRYSUM Helichrysum italicum
Parts Used: Flowering tops
Wisdom The appellation Helichrysum is a composite of the Greek words for sun Helios and gold Chrysos, so named because the flowers resemble small golden suns. Its common name: Immortelle, or Life Everlasting, derives from the fact that the flowers do not wither. Also, when dried, the plant keeps the same shape and aspect, and the flowers, the same yellow color they had when alive. Elements Metal, Gold, Copper, Iron, Light Themes and Fluid Organization
Science Revered since the time of the ancient Greeks for its wound healing properties, Helichrysum exerts antiallergic, anti-inflammatory, antibacterial, antispasmodic and choleretic (stimulates bile) actions. In addition to essential oil, the flowering tops are rich in anti-inflammatory flavonoids.
HONEY is reported to provide nutrition for the skin due to its high content of nutrients. Honey aids in hydration due to its humectant state. Honey's anti-bacterial effect is due to its high content of sugar, and anti-aging effects are achieved because of its antioxidants.