The Unique and Fascinating Helichrysum Essential Oil
Helichrysum Essential Oil is a rare Greek aromatic flower which dates back to the second century BC. The herb has been revered in China and Japan for thousands of years, where it is known as “Gong-i”.
I had just returned from a trip to Greece, where I was taking college classes and was wandering around the port town of Piraeus when my local history teacher suggested I check out a small shop with a charming old world look. He showed me this tiny shop which was nestled into a bit of the old city wall with an open facade and not much else.
His shop was only open on Tuesdays and Thursdays. When I entered I was greeted by two men talking to each other in the tiny store. One was older than the other, and the other was younger.
They told me they worked in the flower shop that used to cater for tourists who came to Athens each year to see the bright colors and the rich aroma of the Helichrysum flowers. They told me that the shop made a reasonable profit from selling the dried flowers which they would sell to tourists. It was a small shop with only a few shelves of plants. I was impressed with the freshness of the herbs and noticed how each plant was so individually wrapped to protect it from the elements.
The older man sat down at the counter and brought out a bottle of the Helichrysum oil and placed it in front of me. My eyes lit up and I asked him if it smelled like the Helichrysum flower. He explained to me that it did have a slightly sweet and flowery smell to it, and when I finished the bottle, I went right home and got some more. It seems the popularity of the Helichrysum has increased over the years and there are now quite a few shops around Athens which sell the flower. Aroma: One of the reasons why the Helichrysum has become such a popular herbal garden plant is because of its distinctive smell. The dry flower and its oil have a pleasing and unique aroma. The flower has a very distinct and wonderful aroma that has kept it a favorite throughout history. Because it smells so strongly, it is a common ingredient in aromatherapy.
Research studies have been done and have found that many people have reported an improved sense of well-being after receiving the oil at different places. Those who have tried to use the oil have reported that it has helped them to feel refreshed and to improve their moods. When properly diluted, it can help to get rid of stress and anxiety, and to be able to function better.
Antioxidants: One of the most important thing about the Helichrysum is that it contains an abundance of antioxidants. The plant has antioxidant properties that help to prevent damage to the body caused by free radicals. This antioxidant property helps the Helichrysum fight off cancer and also has the potential to protect against cardiovascular disease.
In fact, because of its presence in the flower, the Greek people used to take Helichrysum Essential Oil as a heart and cancer prevention agent. Their belief was that it had properties which promoted heart health and also helped to protect the body from damage caused by the free radicals.
Another important factor behind the Helichrysum is that it has the ability to enhance a healthy immune system. The Helichrysum has been shown to play a vital role in improving immune system health. There are several herbs that will give you relief from symptoms such as rheumatism, anxiety, fatigue, flu, nausea, joint pain, and even urinary tract infections.
Mechanism of action: The most important aspect of Helichrysum Essential Oil is that it has anti-inflammatory, antibacterial, and antiviral properties. This is because it helps to get rid of bacteria, viruses, and cell damage which contribute to inflammation. arthritis and even arthritis-called ‘gout’.
It also has potent antioxidant properties, which will provide health to the overall health of the cells in the body. Helichrysum Essential Oil is often recommended for the prevention of certain cancers, but it is advisable to speak to your doctor before attempting to use this herb.