Helichrysum oil has a sweet and fruity smell with honey or nectar overtones. I like the smell of the oil, but many don’t! Whether you like the smell or not, it is an uplifting oil and assists us in releasing emotional blocks that are rooted in the subconscious mind.
Helichrysum oil has anti-catarrhal and anti-coagulant properties which make it effective for detoxification of the blood, lymph, and liver.
Three excellent professionally made blends that contain helichrysum that are very effective for all natural detox remedies are JuvaFlex, GLF (gallbladder-liver-flush) and Juva Cleanse oil blends. They all are slightly different but they all help to detox the liver, gallbladder, kidneys and the lymphatic system!
Oil of Helichrysum is fantastic for circulation conditions and bruise treatment. Its regenerative power makes it fantastic for skin and any skin conditions. It is even considered to be a natural sunscreen!
Have a sports injury? Helichrysum oil is great for hematomas, sprains and twisted ankles, especially when there is swelling and bruising. Combine with wintergreen and peppermint essential oils for pain, or use PanAway that contains all three of the oils!
Helichrysum oil is also used for a Vita Flex Technique to improve hearing or for ear infections. While other oils can be used for this technique, helichrysum oil is the oil of choice.
What is the Genus Species? Helichrysum italicum. It is commonly referred to as Everlasting, Immortelle or the Curry Plant!
Why is this information important? There are over 600 species of Helichrysum. Many of the species are not suitable for therapeutic use, and often times the species are substituted or intertwined.
This is particularly true when a plant such as this is referred to by so many common names. Searching on the internet, I found places that sold everlasting essential oil, Immortelle oil and curry plant oil! And, the genus species was not listed either. Remember, it is always best to know your source and the genus species, so you know what you are getting!
Chemistry note about Helichrysum Essential Oil – This oil is sometimes extremely hard to find in therapeutic quality because the plant is very sensitive to climate and soil composition. Any change in these factors modifies the neryl acetate percentage which gives helichrysum in part its healing properties.
It is best harvested when the neryl acetate is between 25-50%. Anything less is unacceptable. Therefore, this brings home the point once again, that unless companies have advanced laboratory equipment to analyze it, or expect laboratory results from their suppliers, there is no way you can know if it’s therapeutic grade or not.
This is where we all can be fooled by oils that are labeled “organic” or “100% Pure Oil”.
Where is the name derived from? Helichrysum comes from a Greek word “helisso” meaning “to turn around” and the word “chryros” meaning “gold”.
What Part of the Plant is Used? Flowers
What is the ORAC Value? 1,740 µTE/100g
Why be bothered with this number? ORAC stands for Oxygen Radical Absorbance Capacity. It tells you the antioxidant capacity of a food item. Antioxidants have shown to reduce the risk of age related conditions and cancer! This was developed by the USDA researchers. For instance: Spinach = 1,260; Clove = 1,078,700. Wow! The number for clove is NOT a typo!
Most Interesting Historical Reference?
Did you know that Helichrysum flowers were dried and were offered to the Greek Gods as offerings?
What are the Plant Properties? Antiviral, anti-inflammatory antispasmodic, expectorant, mucolytic, anesthetic, anti-coagulant, anti-catarrhal, antioxidant and liver stimulant/detoxifier and skin and nerve regenerator.
What are the Documented Uses and Benefits of Helichrysum Oil? Atherosclerosis, arteriosclerosis hypertension, blood clots, phlebitis, liver disorders, skin conditions (psoriasis, varicose veins, and eczema), chelating agent, muscle pain, bone and muscle inflammation, hematoma, gallbladder infection, hearing, regulates cholesterol.
What is the Aromatic Affect on the Mind? Its sharp and herbaceous aroma makes one feel secure and safe.
What is the Spiritual Influence? Helichrysum cuts through emotional blocks on a subtle and gentle level, and that’s why it is also good for animals.
More importantly, releasing blocks gives rise to the gift of patience and persistence to the user. This is an excellent choice then for those who have been irresponsible, lack follow through or need strength to persevere through a difficult situation or project.
This is a very ancient plant. The Lemarians spent much time imprinting the plant with joy, wisdom and persistence so it would be a gift to all mankind.
What Chakra is Affected? Promotes opening of the solar plexus chakra.
What is the corresponding Chakra Color? Yellow.
How do I use it?
Use NEAT (undiluted). Then,
• Apply several drops (2-4) on location
• Apply to chakras/vitaflex points
• Directly inhale
• Diffuse, or
• May be used as a dietary supplement.
Can this oil be used for pets? Yes, definitely! Great oil for pain, bleeding, liver conditions and more!
Note about Animal Use: Certain oils can be very toxic to cats. Pine and citrus products and oils in particular that are not of therapeutic quality! Please consult your vet if you are not sure about applying any essential oil to your pet.
What are the Safety Precautions? First, only use therapeutic grade essential oils when wanting healing results! This oil it is generally regarded as safe (GRAS) and is also approved as a Food Additive (FA).
Although it may be used as a dietary supplement, it is advised not to use it in this manner for children under 6 years of age.
Essential Oil Trivia?
Did you know that Helichrysum is used for dried flower displays because it keeps its color, shape and fragrance perfectly?
Did you know that Helichrysum can chelate heavy metals from the body?
Massage a drop or two on the temples to relieve a headache.
Rating: 0.0/10 (0 votes cast)