Helichrysum angustifolium species
Often known as Everlasting or Immortelle it is from the Asteraceae family and native to the mediterranean region althogh cultivated in Italy, the balkans, Spain and France.
A strong aromatic herb which grows up to 60cm high with brightly coloured daisy like flowers. The oil has an intense, rich, honey like scent with a delicate tea like undertone.
Helichrysum has long been used medicinally. It was the chosen remedy for chronic ailments of the skin and lymphatic system. It has also been used in Europe for respiratory complaints such as asthma, chronic bronchitis and whooping cough as well as headaches, migraine and liver ailments.
Properties are anti-allergenic, anti inflammatory, antimicrobial, antitussive, antiseptic, astringent, cicatrisant, diuretic, expectorant, Fungicidal, hepatic, nervine. It is non toxic, non irritant and non sensitising.