African Immortelle helichrysum odoratissimum
Also commonly known as Helichrysum & Everlasting.
Main Qualities: Anti-inflammatory, antimicrobial, antiseptic, astringent, cholagogue, cicatrisant, diuretic, expectorant, fungicide, hepatic, mucolytic, nervine.
Can Benefit: With its exceptional cell regenerating & anti-inflammatory qualities, Immortelle is well-known for its skin rejuvenating properties. Especially effective for healing any kind of skin wound, scar tissue (be it recent or an old scar), dermatitis, acne, stretch marks, burns, boils and counters the effects of aging. It’s also thought to reduce pain, calm and uplift emotionally. Immortelle is helpful for circulatory disorders; it can relieve the pain of rheumatism and arthritis. It has a beneficial effect on colds, flu, bronchitis, coughs and asthma. It aids the digestive system, reducing liver and spleen congestion. Immortelle helps in detoxification from alcohol, drugs and nicotine, releasing the body and mind from addictive patterns.
How to Use: Inhalation, diluted in the bath or blended for massage (for muscle aches & pains, respiratory problems & the digestive system); in a cream or as a lotion, it is beneficial for most skin problems.
Warnings: Immortelle has been reported to be non-irritant, non-toxic and non-sensitising, but should not be used on children under the age of 12 years old.