Botanical Name: Helichrysum italicum
Plant Part: Flower
Country of Origin: Corsica
Method of Extraction: Steam Distillation
This EO offers an intense rich aroma with a herbaceous note. Among its properties are anti-inflammatory, antimicrobial, antitussive, astringent, diuretic, expectorant, fungicidal and cicatrisant. It’s said that the French used this oil primarily as an anti-inflammatory to regulate cholesterol, stimulate the cells of the liver and as an antispasmodic.
This particular variety has powerful antibruise properties. It's ideal to use in lymphatic drainage massage, acts as a stimulant for the liver, gall bladder, kidneys and spleen...the organs responsible for detoxifying the body. Italidone, one of this oil’s chemical components, has been found to have strong mucous thinning, expectorant and cicatrisant properties. This EO is a rejuvenating oil which promotes cell growth, helping to rebuild tissues. Clears the body of candida apparently, which often thrives when vitality is low.
Blend with rosehip seed oil for scar formula or with lemon and geranium EO’s for a kick-smoking blend. Many say this EO assists in healing scars, acne, dermatitis, boils and abscesses. Blends well with bergamot, chamomile, geranium, orange and frankincense. Flash point: 124 °F.