What is Helichrysum Essential Oil?
Helichrysum is a natural medicinal plant that has many anti-inflammatory benefits.The anti-inflammatory activity of Helichrysum italicum can be explained by multiple effects, including inflammatory enzyme inhibition, free-radical scavenging activity and corticoid-like effects (1).
Native to the Mediterranean like many Italians, Spaniards, Turks and Bosnians have known that Helichrysum essential oils contain special ingredients that are antibacterial, antifungal and anti-inflammatory. Findings that modern science have validated through numerous studies.
There are over 600 different species of Helichrysum italicum, and it’s commonly referred to by other names, such as Everlasting, Immortelle or the Curry Plant.
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Uses of Helichrysum Essential Oils
1. Sunburn Relief
Helichrysum hydrates burnt skin and offers sunburn relief.It also act as a skin protector by blocking harmful UV-rays from the sun.
2. Antibiotic and Antifungal
A study done by the Health Sciences Research Centre at the University of Beira in Portugal found that helichrysum flavonoids and terpene compounds were effective against bacteria and fungus growth that can cause various skin irritations, including rashes, infections and delayed wound healing. (4)
3. Acne Treatment
SInce skin is hydrated and inflammation reduced the effects of Acne are lessened when Helichrysum Essential oil is applied.
4. Reduce Hemorrhoid Inflammation
Add 3-4 drops of the oil onto a cotton ball and dab on affected area to reduce swelling and pain.
5. Muscle Pain Relief
Research has shown that Helichrysum oil soothes muscle pain by reducing swelling, inflammation and by improving circulation in muscle tissue. It may help to reduce symptoms related to arthritis and fibromyalgia.
How to Use Helichrysum OIl
Here is how to use helichrysum oil:
- Apply several drops (2-4) of undiluted oil directly on the skin to the affected area or desired location
- Directly inhale the oil
- Use it in a diffuse in your home
- Add few drops of oil to your bath
- It’s not recommended to ingest the oil, so plan to use it topically instead
Use as Anti-Inflammatory Pain Relieve for Arthritis or Firbomyalgia
- 1/2 cup coconut or jojoba oil
- 10 drops helichrysum essential oil
- 10 drops lavender essential oil
- Mix all ingredients together and massage into painful areas.
- Pour into a convenient bottle and store in cool place.
Side Effects of Helichrysum Essential Oils
The oil is not reported to have side effects, but very sensitive individuals might show an allergic reaction . It's always best to use a small amount to make sure that you are not allergic.
I received NewYork Biology Helichrysum Essential Oil at a discounted rate for review purposes. I thought the oil smells nice and I have started using it as recommended on the video above. This is the first time I have use Helichrysum Essential Oil and I am not able to compare how this oil stands up to others. However, I liked the smell of the oil and that the oil came with a dropper. So far I have used it to relieve muscle aches and the combination of ingredients has worked for me.