Helichrysum Materia Medica


Helichrysum herb, revered since the time of the ancient Greeks for its wound healing properties, exerts antiallergic, anti-inflammatory, antibacterial, antispasmodic and choloretic (stimulates bile) actions. In addition to essential oil, the flowering tops are rich in anti-inflammatory flavonoids.

The roots, leaves, stems and flowers are used as in traditional medicine to treat: fever; internal ulcers; headaches; heart problems; coronary thrombosis; hypertension; coughs; colds; infantile colic; kidney disorders; bladder conditions; painful menstruation; decreased sex drive; rheumatism; back pain; and wounds.

Helichrysum oil exerts analgesic, antibacterial, anticatarrhal, anticoagulant, anti-inflammatory, antispasmodic, antiviral, cell regenerative, detoxifying [may be useful in detoxification from alcohol, drugs and nicotine], expectorant, fungicidal, mucolytic, muscle relaxant and nerve regenerative actions. Also, it helps stimulate the flow of chi (vital force).

Download this chapter to learn more about HELICHRYSUM—Helichrysum italicum (or angustifolium).

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18 pages excerpted from Berkowsky’s Synthesis Materia Medica/Spiritualis of Essential Oils.

Miasm: Sycotic
Sefirot: Tiferet/Malkhut Interface
Constitutional Type: Neurasthenia
Spiritual PhytoEssencing Core Perspectives: plant characteristics and historical perspectives; herbal medicine and aromatherapy; gemstone Malachite; etheric body, liver and venous system; themes of gold; homeopathic remedy Causticum; neurasthenia; Sycotic miasm; Tiferet/Malkhut Interface.

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