Helicrysum Oil

Helicrysum Oil

Helichrysum essential oil comes from the Helichrysum angustifolium plant, which is generally found in the Mediterranean and southern Europe. The oil can be found in all green parts of the plant, including stems and leaves. Dried flowers from the plant can also be used for medicinal purposes. It reportedly has anti-inflammatory, antifungal, and antibacterial properties.

Helichyrsum’s protective properties are expressed partly like a corticoid-like steroid, helping lower inflammation by inhibiting action in different pathways of arachidonic acid metabolism. Researchers from the Department of Pharmacy at the University of Naples in Italy also found that due to ethanolic compounds present in the extract of helichrysum flowers, it elicits antispasmodic actions inside of an inflamed digestive system, helping reduce the gut from swelling, cramping and digestive pain. Helichrysum oil often comes already diluted as a cream that you can use directly on your skin to soothe muscle and joint pain.

You can also use a diffuser to inhale the mist that comes from helichrysum essential oil. Whenever inhaling essential oils, it’s smart to take breaks and keep children, pregnant women, and pets out of the room while diffusing oils, as fumes can be harmful to them.

Helichrysum angustifolium

Helichrysum Angustifolium Flower Oil

Colorless to pale yellow liquid

Perfume, Pain reliefer, diffuser

Steam Distillation

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