Thursday, July 30, 2009

Helichrysum Essential Oil

One of the most sought-after essential oils, Helichrysum has traditionally been used for its soothing and regenerative effects. The rare essential oil of Helichrysum is distilled from the flower cluster of an evergreen herb and is highly prized by essential oil users, and is known as the "everlasting" or "immortal" essential oil. A recent article in Natural News reports that a study was conducted at the University of Nigeria that 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, even if the scars have been there for some time.

In addition, the oil's anti spasmodic, anti coagulant and anti allergenic properties 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. Everything from mosquito saliva to ginger and turmeric have been tested, but none of them seem 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."

Not all Helichrysum essential oils offer these healing benefits though. Only pure Helichrysum essential oil will protect and benefit the body. doTERRA's CPTG Helichrysum essential oil is sourced from Corsica, the country best known for growing the highest quality helichrysum.

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