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Italian Helichrysum (Helichrysum italicum)




Botanical Characteristics

  • Scientific Name : Helichrysum italicum
  • Family : Asteraceae
  • Origin : Mediterranean regions





Italian Helichrysum, also known as everlasting, is an evergreen aromatic shrub of the Asteraceae family. It is distinguished by its silver, linear, and leathery leaves, as well as its small yellow flowers that never completely fade, hence the nickname "everlasting".




Climate and Cultivation

  • Italian Helichrysum thrives in a dry, sunny Mediterranean climate.
  • It prefers well-drained soil and withstands arid conditions well.
  • Multiplication is usually done by cuttings.



In Mythology


Helichrysum, also known as immortelle, gets its name from its flowers, which retain their appearance and color even after being dried, hence the term "everlasting". Apollo was depicted with a crown of helichrysum, reminding both of his immortality and his beauty. Helichrysum was already used by the Greeks for its beauty-related virtues in beauty products, balms, or perfumes. In Homer's Odyssey, Ulysses meets Nausicaa, a woman whose beauty secret is Italian helichrysum oil.






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Italian Helichrysum Essential Oil



Origin and Extraction : Italian Helichrysum essential oil is extracted from the flowering tops of the Helichrysum italicum plant, a perennial aromatic plant mainly found in Mediterranean regions. Its extraction method is steam distillation, allowing its therapeutic properties to be best preserved.




Appearance and Scent : This essential oil has a pale yellow to green hue, reflecting the richness of its components. Its scent is complex, blending warm, herbaceous, and slightly spicy notes, creating a distinctive olfactory experience.




Chemical Composition : Italian Helichrysum Essential Oil is rich in beneficial components, such as curcumene, alpha-pinene, neryl acetate, and italidiones. These constituents give the oil its anti-inflammatory, regenerative, and soothing properties.




Historical Virtues


Anti-inflammatory : Italian helichrysum is known for its powerful anti-inflammatory properties. It can be used to relieve inflammations, whether applied topically or inhaled.


Healing : This essential oil is often used to promote the healing of wounds, cuts, and scars. It can help regenerate skin tissues.


Antioxidant : Italian helichrysum contains antioxidant compounds that can help neutralize free radicals in the body. This helps protect cells against oxidative damage.


Skin support : It can be beneficial for various skin problems, including eczema, psoriasis, and skin irritations. Its application on the skin can help soothe and regenerate.


Anti-bruise : In addition to its anti-inflammatory properties, Italian helichrysum is sometimes called "immortelle" because of its ability to stay fresh and retain its therapeutic properties. It is often used to accelerate the absorption of bruises, reduce associated swelling, and alleviate marks and spots on the skin.




Note : Recognized as a precious essential oil, Italian Helichrysum Essential Oil offers a comprehensive range of benefits, whether for the skin, relaxation, or regeneration. Its judicious use makes it a gem in the field of aromatherapy and natural care.







Italian Helichrysum Hydrolat




Origin and Production Process : Italian Helichrysum Hydrolat is produced by steam distillation of the fresh flowers of Helichrysum italicum, a medicinal plant also known as Immortelle or Italian Immortelle. This distillation process captures the water-soluble molecules and aromatic compounds of the immortelle, producing a hydrolat with exceptional therapeutic properties.




Appearance and Scent : This hydrolat is presented as a clear, slightly tinted water, with a subtle and characteristic scent of immortelle. Its aroma is both gentle and herbaceous, with floral and woody notes, offering a rich and soothing olfactory experience.




Historical Virtues


For consumption : Helichrysum hydrolat gives a slightly floral curry flavor to your preparations. Added to light culinary recipes such as sauces, salads, or desserts, it brings a unique aromatic touch.


On the skin : Helichrysum is a very good plant for the skin, it is soothing, moisturizing, healing, anti-inflammatory, and regenerating. Helichrysum hydrolat helps with any problem related to blood circulation such as bruises, heavy legs, or rosacea.




Note : Italian Helichrysum Hydrolat, with its healing, anti-inflammatory, and regenerative properties, is a precious product for skin care and well-being rituals, offering a delicate aromatic experience and remarkable therapeutic benefits.







The information on properties, indications, and usage comes from reliable sources in aromatherapy, hydrolatherapy, and phytotherapy, such as specialized books and reputable websites. These data are frequently found in these sources and are often supported by observations in scientific environments. However, it is essential to emphasize that those informations are provided for informational purposes only. It should not be considered as medical advice and cannot engage our responsibility. For any therapeutic use, it is strongly recommended to consult a qualified healthcare professional.

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