Helichrysum Essential Oil
Botanical Name: Helichrysum Splendidum
Origin: South Africa
Composition of Oil: beta-Pinene, beta-Phellandrene, 1,8-Cineole
Plant Part: Flowers
Scent: Fresh, Floral, Earthy, and Minty
Color: Pale Yellow
Perfumery Note: Middle
Initial Aroma Strength: Medium
Extraction Method: Steam Distilled
Historical Background of Helichrysum Essential Oil
Helichrysum essential oil comes from a flowering plant, "Helichrysum Splendidum." Helichrysum Splendidum belongs to the "sunflower" family and is an evergreen perennial which mainly grows in South Africa and Yemen. Along with these countries, the species and its oil are also produced by Swaziland, Ethiopia, South Sudan, Tanzania, and Zimbabwe.
The South African variety of the plant is considered the best one to produce the oil. So, we take the fresh leaves of the plant, steam distil them, and obtain a pale yellow colored "Helichrysum essential oil" which has a mind-blowing aromatic profile of fresh, earthy, floral, and slightly minty odor.
Ancient Uses of Helichrysum Essential Oil
The plant was first found in South Africa. Then, the plant moved to other regions of the world as systems of communication improved. Powdered Helichrysum flowers and the essential oil was used primarily for healing wounds, reducing skin inflammation, and reducing infections in ancient African cultures. The essential oil and flowers were also added to hot drinks, and this addition was very soothing for the people suffering from colds and coughs. Moreover, the oil also helped support the digestive system and ensured relief from gas, abdominal cramps, and poor digestion.
Modern Uses of Helichrysum Essential Oil
Latest scientific research on Helichrysum essential oil has led to a rapid increase in the oil's uses. The oil's chemical composition has made it a million-people-user oil. Many people topically apply on the skin and diffuse Helichrysum essential oil because the oil is believed to provide them with mental clarity and make their nervous system work well. This is because of beta-Pinene in Helichrysum essential oil that performs such functions for its users. Additionally, many people opine that using Helichrysum essential oil for muscle aches, joint inflammation, and muscle spasms provided them with quick relief. Not only this, but the oil is also able to stop or slow the growth of infectious bacteria, and this way, the oil helps fasten the wound-healing process.
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Caution: Beware of excessive use as it may lead to nausea and headaches. For topical use, always dilute the oil with a carrier oil. We do not suggest the internal use of any essential oils. Keep it out of children’s reach. It is not recommended for a pregnant woman without a proper prescription by a specialist.