Using real essential oils in many different forms of aromatherapy can be a very effective healing and relaxation tool.
Helichrysum essential oil is known as the “everlasting” or “immortal” essential oil. Unlike most essential oils it can be stored and left in the cupboard for a very long time. Its rarity makes it one of the most expensive essential oils to buy, but it is also known as one of the best as it has a long list of healing properties.
Helichrysum is known to help all sorts of medical ailments from ridding the body of scar tissue and stretch marks to relieving the pain of arthritis and regulating blood pressure. A study conducted at the University of Nigeria found that the active ingredients in Helichrysum that help lower blood pressure are called curcumene and caryophyllene. They also found significant evidence that rubbing the oil over scars does significantly reduce their appearance.
But it is the oil’s anti spasmodic, anticoagulant and anti-allergenic properties that have excited most of the medical profession. Due to the rising number of people suffering from heart attacks and heart disease there is now a lot of research going in to natural substances that show anticoagulant (Blood Thinning) properties. Many substances have been tested, but nothing seems to be able to match the powers of Helichrysum essential oil. The oil has also been found to be a powerful anti-allergenic. Not only does it help reduce the superficial signs of allergies such as skin rashes and stomach aches, but it has also been found to protect the liver, spleen and lungs, which is where the first signs of an allergic reaction may occur.
SOURCE: NaturalNews, July 30 2009