Helichrysum is an herbal plant which has been popularly used in any part of the globe. Helichrysum essential oil is also extracted from the flowers “Helichrysum italicum” or “Helichrysum Angustifolium” by the process of distillation and produced in many European countries like France, Spain and Italy. Helichrysum is a local herb in these cities. Helichrysum has over 600 species and their number is gradually increasing every year. But some species of Helichrysum do not have therapeutic capabilities so it is important to know the source of your Helichrysum essential oil to experience the best effects.
Helichrysum essential oil can bring many therapeutic effects to the human body. Many people prefer to use this kind of essential oil because the effects are experienced in a longer period of time. Like any other essential oils, Helichrysum oil can also relieve body pains and can reduce scar and other skin problems.
Helichrysum essential oil has been used in aromatherapy many years ago and some studies support and tested its health effects in the recent years. Many studies found that Helichrysum essential oil has antibacterial, antifungal, antioxidant and anti-inflammatory properties. These properties of Helichrysum essential oil may offer a lot of health benefits to users.
Helichrysum essential oil is a famous treatment for conditions like allergies, cough, insect bites, anxiety, eczema, acne and many more. It stimulates good digestion and detoxification, enhance the immune system and fight other bacterial or fungal infections. The emollient property of Helichrysum Oil enhances the smoothness of the skin, retains the skin moisture, and prevents dehydration and chapped skin.
When using Helichrysum essential oil, you can mix it with other oils like almond, chamomile, lavender, rose, tea tree, lime, orange, sage, ylang-ylang oil and avocado. This mixture can be use to enhance the beauty of the skin. Like other oils, Helichrysum essential oil also can be inhaled and sprayed on a handkerchief or around the house by using a diffuser.
Helichrysum oil also has a sweet fragrance especially when mix with honey.The scent uplifts the mind and release stress. Helichrysum oil is known for its anti-catarrhal properties that help in detoxifying the blood, kidneys, gallbladder and the liver. Helichrysum oil is very helpful in the circulation of the blood and for the regeneration of wounded and bruised skin. It also helps cure other skin problems. Helichrysum oil when mix with peppermint is a good mixture for injuries like sprains, swollen and twisted ankles, and bruised body parts.
Essential oils are very strong thus they should not used correctly and with proper guidance. Any essential oil is dangerous when taken internally. Helichrysum essential oil can also be hazardous to pregnant women and children. So before using Helichrysum essential oil, you can ask assistance or advice from a doctor or from any health professional.