Helichrysum essential oil (Helichrisum italicum)

 

Appearance  transprent fluid  
Colour light yellow to orange  
Odor specific, sweet, honey-like  
Relative density, g/cm3 from 0,880 to 0,900  
Refractive index (20 °C) from 1,4780 to 1,4900  

Contents of characteristic ingredients (by GC), %:  
Neryl acetate more than 7  
α-pinene  more than 5  
α-cedrene more than 5  
Geranyl acetate more than 3  
2-methylcyclohexyl pentanoate more than 3  

 

Therapeutic Properties: 
Helichrysum is the oil of choice for healing scar tissue, whether from a recent wound, operation, or tissue that has been scarred for years. It stops bleeding, helps a scab to form and tissue to repair itself. It can be added to a carrier oil and applied to stretch marks, acne scars, surgical scars, and wounds of all kinds.
Helichrysum is also very effective for joint pain associated with Rheumatoid arthritis. It is anti-inflammatory with pain reducing and analgesic effects. This oil helps one detox from alcohol, drugs, and nicotine, releasing the body and mind from addictive patterns. Helichrysum has a powerful anti-inflammatory action that can alleviate gum inflammation.