Helichrysum:properties and benefits

Useful for skin and respiratory problems, it relieves many health ailments

L’helichrysum belongs to the Asteraceae family. Thanks to his anti-inflammatory and antihistamine properties is an ally for those who suffer from skin disorders or allergies. It is also an effective aid for the Respiratory System.

Let's get to know this extraordinary plant and its properties better.

Precious golden yellow flowers

Did you ever understand in the summer, during a walk along the rocky or sandy paths of the Mediterranean coast, to see bushes of plants with velvety dull green leaves that contrast with the bright bright yellow flowers of the flowers. it may not have attracted you with its intense perfume.mo.

The botanical name of this beautiful flower is Helicrisum italicum, but perhaps some of you also know it as an everlasting, a nickname that comes from the fact that the flowers tend to remain unchanged even when they wither. The plant was already known in the times of Greeks and Romans, so much so that its name derives from the Greek and is formed by the wordsle helios, "sun" and chrysos, "gold", in reference to the color of its flowers.

Despite this, however, the properties of the plant have only recently been discovered, thanks to the studies of an Italian doctor, who had observed how farmers in the countryside used the plant to successfully cure livestock diseases.

Doctor Santini, this is the name of the doctor, decided to experiment with the plants on his patients, realizing that it was useful to fight above all:

  • respiratory diseases,
  • skin diseases.

Since then, the helichrysum has rightfully entered among the most effective medicinal plants..

The properties of helichrysumo

What are the beneficial properties of this plant Rich in flavonoids, phytosterols, tannins and other components, the leaves and flowers of the helichrysum haveno antiallergic, anti-inflammatory, expectorant and balsamic properties. It protects the skin and helps detoxify the liver and kidneys.

It can therefore be used to relieve:

  • allergies,
  • inflammation of the skin,
  • acne,
  • wounds,
  • chilblains,
  • indigestion and gastric reflux,
  • cold and cough,
  • insomnia,
  • muscle and joint inflammation,
  • stomach ache,
  • infections,
  • candid,
  • liver and gallbladder disorders,
  • constipation.

An ally for skin problems

Essential oil and helichrysum-based products are particularly suitable for the skin. Its antibacterial and antifungal action makes it an excellent ally forr relieve blemishes, scars, stretch marks, skin thickening and lesions. The skin appears regenerated and healthier.

According to some research, terpenes and flavonoids would be capable of counteract bacteria like it Staphylococcus aureus.

The anti-inflammatory properties are excellent for scars or wounds: the skin heals more quickly.

It is also suitable for dermatitis, eczema, psoriasis and acne: in fact, it has strong antioxidant and antibacterial properties that help eliminate pimples, without drying the skin or causing redness.

Suitable for those who have sensitive skin, it is also excellent for that of children; for its soothing properties it is often compared to chamomile-based products.

If applied constantly on the skin, it will appear younger, toned, compact and radiant.

If you suffer from chilblains in the cold months, try a cream based on helichrysum: the redness and cracks will disappear in no time.

So what are you waiting for to try the helichrysumo?