Helichrysum for Healing Scars


Helichrysum Italicum  -  aka: Immortelle, Everlasting Flower, Italian Straw flower


Helichrysum Oil (immortelle) is a wonderfully herbal, warm and fragrant oil, pale golden in color and steam distilled while the flower is in bloom.


The history of Helichrysum oil goes back to the times of ancient Greece. Helichrysum was considered a medicinal plant and would be applied to the wounds of battle to reduce swelling, heal wounds and prevent bruises.   Helichrysum is still considered a healing plant and the essential oil is used today by aromatherapy professionals for a variety of skin treatments.


Studies have shown that use of the essential oil Helichrysum Italicum can help to heal scars quickly and effectively without side effects. Aromatherapists all over the world recognize Helichrysum oil of Helichrysum Italicum as being a powerful healing oil for not only scars, but also for bruising, eczema, irritated skin conditions and wounds and minor cuts as well. This oil contains properties reported to significantly decrease swelling and reduce inflammation as well as reduce scarring.


The main chemical constituents of Helichrysum Italicum include:

Hydrocarbons: a-pinene, camphene, b-pinene, myrcene, limonene, cis-ocimene, trans-ocimene (monoterpenes)

Alcohols: linalool, terpinen-4-ol, nerol, geraniol

Phenols: eugenol

Ketones: 4,7-dimethyloct-6-en-3-one - italidones, beta-diketones (diones)

Esters neryl acetate (75%)

Oxides 1,8-cineole


Helichrysum Italicum oil is helpful in treating scars when applied to the skin in a cream or lotion and can be combined with lavender oil or chamomile oil for additional skin healing properties.


Read more about Organic Helichrysum Italicum Oil, or buy this oil online at http://www.ahealingessence.com/aromatherapyessentialoils/organic/helichrysumoil


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