African Immortelle essential oil - Helichrysum - South Africa
African immortelle is native to South Africa, Northern Africa, Asia and parts of Europe and is commonly known as Helichrysum and Everlasting. It is an evergreen herb growing up to 60 cm in height. In South Africa, African immortelle is a potent traditional medicine, used to treat rheumatism.
African immortelle essential oil is extracted from the flowering heads of the plant, through steam distillation.
African immortelle essential oil is an effective anti-inflammatory agent, providing relief for soft tissue injuries. It also increases circulation and thereby helps relieve pain associated with rheumatism and arthritis.
African immortelle oil has also been proven to be effective in the treatment of colds, flu, bronchitis and asthma. It also helps expel phlegm and mucus from the lungs.
For the skin, African immortelle holds many benefits. It not only possesses cell regenerating properties, rejuvenating the skin, but also helps reduce the appearance of scars, stretch marks, burns and boils. Furthermore, it helps in the treatment of acne.
African immortelle oil increases urination, effectively ridding the body of toxins such as uric acid and excess salts. It also aids in digestion, reducing liver and spleen congestion.
Emotionally, this essential oil uplifts the user, relieving feelings of depression and anxiety.