This golden flower is called Helichrysum and this evergreen aromatic herb grows up to about 24 in. with a branched stem and silver-green scented leaves. Of the more than 500 different species of Helichrysum, the only one used therapeutically in medical aromatherapy is Helichrysum italicum, which native to France, Italy, and a few neighboring countries.
Medicinal benefits of Helichrysum essential oil
Helichrysum is also an emollient that helps the skin maintain smoothness and retain moisture. This prevents dehydration and cracking of the skin. Its anti-inflammatory properties, namely sespquiterpene hydrocarbons, disperse free radicals and provides healing feature. This oil is an anti-oxidant, a tissue regenerative, and anti-inflammatory essential oil that does the body good. It blends well with bergamot, cypress, geranium, juniper, lavender, lemon, neroli, and rosemary oils.
Everlasting flower oil on your scalp and hair
The scalp can benefit from this oil’s natural healing and regenerative properties. Its ability to stimulate blood circulation is helpful for promoting your optimal hair growth when used in conjunction with low stress levels, proper diet, and exercise. Helichrysum essential oil will clean the scalp, strengthen the strands, and stimulate hair follicles while reducing itchiness and dryness. Helichrysum essential oil is also one of the better oils for treating psoriasis, dandruff, and other scalp disorders.
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