A native to the Mediterranean, the golden yellow flower heads of the helichrysum are collected before they open for herbal use to make aromatic, spicy, and slightly bitter teas. The name is derived from the Greek: helios meaning sun, and chrysos meaning gold. In areas of South Africa it has been used as an aphrodisiac and also as a food.
OTHER NAME(S): Common Shrubby Everlasting, Eternal Flower, Immortelle
ACTIONS OF EVERLASTING FLOWER:
Dirueretic, Anti-aging, headaches,migraines, digestive issues
...of Everlasting Flower: The fresh or dried flowers, or the entire flowering herb, are cholagogue, diuretic, skin and stomachic. An infusion is used in the treatment of gall bladder disorders and as a diuretic in treating rheumatism, cystitis etc.
A homeopathic remedy is made from the flowering plant. It is used in the treatment of gall bladder disorders and lumbago.The fresh herb can be chewed or applied topically, an infusion/decoction taken as a tea can be useful for intestinal and lung problems. Any tea containing helichrysum needs to be strained before drinking.
Helichrysum Flowers ~ (yellow chaste weed)
No known precautions...
- We recommend that you consult with a qualified healthcare practitioner before using herbal products, particularly if you are pregnant, nursing, or on any medications.
This information has not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease. For educational purposes only.
- Pregnancy and breast-feeding: There isn't enough information to know if immortelle is safe to use during pregnancy and breast-feeding or what the side effects might be. Stay on the safe side and avoid use.
- Allergy to ragweed, daisies, and related plants: Immortelle may cause an allergic reaction in people who are sensitive to the Asteraceae/Compositae plant family.
- Members of this family include ragweed, chrysanthemums, marigolds, daisies, and many others. If you have allergies, be sure to check with your healthcare provider before taking immortelle.