Helichrysum oil uses
Most people in the United States have never heard of Helichrysum essential oil. But in Europe and the Mediterranean this powerful oil has been used for centuries. The ancient Turks first used the oil to treat stomach aches and indigestion. While in Europe it was used to alleviate and cure respiratory issues. But now this little miracle is beginning to get noticed here.
The oil is distilled from the flowers of the Helichrysum Italicum, an herb that is native to Europe and parts of the Mediterranean. It has been used in a blended version that most people will know as either “Everlasting” or “Immortal” essential oil. You can find the oil in many cosmetic products but it has amazing healing properties as well.
Helichrysum essential oil has anti-spasmodic, anti-inflammatory, anti-fungal and antibiotic properties. It works wonders for pain relief in swollen joints and muscles. The oil is also used to relieve stomach aches, indigestion and prevent acid reflux. Helichrysum oil also contains diuretic properties that help the body to get rid of toxins and heavy metals in the system. Since it works to improve the digestive system it will also help to boost the immune system too.
Another great use for the oil is in skin care products. Helichrysum oil is very similar to the skin’s collagen and can work to fight the signs of aging. The oil is wonderful for getting rid of fine lines and even fades scars and dark spots. Due to the antibiotic properties it will help the skin to heal faster from wounds, rashes and acne outbreaks.
Helichrysum oil is ideal for treating acne and a natural sunburn soother. It combines well with other essential such as coconut, peppermint and it can be made up into home remedies quite easily. the oil has been gaining in popularity recently, many good health stores will stock the oil, if not have a look online for a good stockist.
Some studies have shown that Helichrysum oil also works as a mood elevator. Diffusing the oil throughout the home can aid in mental clarity. The scent helps stimulate thought processes and clear the mind. Using it for aromatherapy can also help to relieve stress and induce a sense of peace. While the oil is more expensive than many others, it lasts a long time and is worth the investment.
All the best from Misty!