Helichrysum Oil

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Botonical NameHELICHRYSUM ITALICUM
Country of OriginMorocco
Color & OdorYellow transparent liquid @22C with woodsy scent with spicy overtones odor
SolubilityInsoluble in water, soluble in alcohol and oils
Major Constituents1,8-cineole for H. gymnocephalum (59.7%) and H. bracteiferum (27.3%); -pinene for H. selaginifolium (38.2%); (E)-caryophyllene for H. cordifolium (55.6%), H. faradifani (34.6%) and H. hypnoides (34.0%).
Extraction MethodSteam Distillation

DESCRIPTION
Helichrysum essential oil is extracted from Helichrysum flowers and extensively used in many healing applications. Helichrysum is known by its French synonym Immortelle that means everlasting. The flowers of the plants are frequently used by florists for their vivid colors that resemble daisies.

COMMON NAMES
Everlasting essential oil, Immortelle, Helichrysum angustifolium italicum

BLENDS WITH:
It can blends well with bergamot, chamomile, clary sage, lavender, mandarin and rosewood.

CONSTITUENTS
This oil constitutes a-pinene, camphene, b-pinene, myrcene, limonene, 1,8-cineole, linalool, terpinen-4-ol, neryl acetate, nerol, geraniol, eugenol, italidone and other b-diketones.

USES
Due to its medicinal properties, Helichrysum oil is helpful for circulatory disorders and can be used to relieve the pain of rheumatism and arthritis. It has also some beneficial effects on colds, flu, bronchitis, coughs and asthma.

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