Immortelle

Helichrysum angustifolium
Botanical name: 
Helichrysum angustifolium

Positive and warm

Please note: The information below is meant to give a brief outline of how an oil can be applied by a trained aromatherapist.
Please do not use this information as a guide for how to use essential oils at home.

Properties and applications: 
Expectorant - mucous coughs, bronchitis, catarrh
Immune Stimulant - colds, coughs, influenza
Anti Spasmodic - cramps, colic, nausea, nervous diarrhoea, asthma
Sedative - panic, shock, hysteria, fear, nervous conditions, insomnia
Anti-inflammatory - rashes, inflamed skin, allergy,
Family: 
Asteraceae
Country of origin: 
Italy and South Africa
Part of plant used: 
Flowering tops
Method of extraction: 
Steam distillation
Blends with: 
Rose oils, citrus
Safety information: 
No known contra-indications.
Odour profile: 
Rich, dark and honey-like.
Plant description: 
Highly scented herb with daisy like flowers that dry as they age. Also known as the 'curry plant' as leaves have a curry scent when crushed.
Historical use: 
The herb is used in Europe to treat skin conditions and respiratory complaints.

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