Helichrysum Essential Oil
$18.34 – $147.77
Aroma: musky, herbaceous, fruity
Extraction: Steam Distilled
Part Used: Flower
Chemical Class: Ester & Sesquiterpene
Helichrysum is prized for skincare, thanks to its regenerative and healing effects. It’s considered among the best for beautifying and soothing skin, but also for healing cuts, bruises, burns, and other types of open sores. Helichrysum is soothing for the digestive system and helps reduce inflammation of the muscles and joints, which can alleviate the discomfort of arthritis.
Apply 1-2 diluted drops on area of concern, pulse points, abdomen, or back
Add several drops to skin or skin care products
Add 8-10 drops to a diffuser
Add a drop to palms of hands, cover nose and mouth and inhale
Add to water in spray bottle to spritz in room or on linens
Inhale scent directly from bottle, or put a drop on tissue and inhale
INTERNALLY: (see internal use safety recommendations)
Dilute with carrier oil & add to cold or hot beverage to benefit body systems
Add 1-10 diluted drops to capsule
Our Recommendations: If pregnant, nursing, taking medication, or have liver or kidney disfunction, consult your physician before use. Avoid eyes, mucous membranes, and sensitive skin. Keep out of reach of children.
If applying an essential oil to your skin always perform a small patch test to an insensitive part of the body (If it is not already diluted, dilute with a carrier oil).
Store in a covered or dark, airtight container in the refrigerator or cool area for longest shelf life.
The essential oil has pain relieving actions. Voinchet and Giraud-Robert (2007) suggested that neryl acetate, a principal constituent, contributed to this effect.
The essential oil significantly reduced the multidrug resistance of the Gram-negative Enterobacter aerogenes, E.coli, Pseudomonas aeruginosa, and Acetobacter baumanni
Antihaematomal action is the ability to prevent and alleviate bruising after soft tissue trauma. Helichrysum is notable in this respect. Bowles (2003) suggests that this could be due to the presence of italidiones (diketones).
The anti-inflammatory effect is thought to be due, in part, to neryl acetate.
Helichrysum reduces inflammation through multiple pathways (reduced proinflammatory enzyme activity, enhanced free-radical-scavenging activity, and corticoid steroid-like properties) according to in vitro research.
Helichrysum moderately inhibits proinflammatory enzyme.
Helichrysum was also included in a study investigating the antimicrobial activities of essential oils whose principal constituents have floral rosy aromas. All of the oils and most of the principal aroma compounds showed medium-to-high antimicrobial activities against both Gram-positive and Gram-negative bacteria.
The essential oil of Helichrysum italicum significantly reduces the multidrug resistance of Enterobacter aerogenes, Escherichia coli, Pseudomonas aeruginosa, and Acinetobacter baumannii.
Voinchet and Giraud-Robert (2007) investigated the therapeutic effects and potential clinical applications of Helichrysum italicum var. serotinum diluted in a macerated oil of musk rose (Rosa rubiginosa) after cosmetic and reconstructive surgery. This combination reduced inflammation, edema, and bruising. They attributed these effects to italidiones.
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