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Helichrysum italicum

  • Botanical nameHelichrysum italicum

  • Common name: Immortelle

  • Geographical position:1400m  above sea level

  • Part of the plant used: Flower (wild)

  • Appearance: Dark Brown solid.

  • Major compounds: Selinene, alpha- pinene, cadinene,

  • Odor: Natural and fresh fragrance


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Helichrysum italicum can be viewed as the sleeping giant of Mediterranean herbal medicine, and its extracts have the potential to be developed as dietary supplement ingredients. In the Greek-Roman system of medicine, H. italicum was used as an anti-inflammatory and anti-infective plant, and both uses are still well rooted in traditional medicine today [1]

Santini also observed positive results from the use of an aerosolized Helichrysum decoction for allergic rhinitis and a Helichrysum ointment for the treatment of solar and fire burns, chilblains, venous stasis, varicose veins, and hemorrhoids. [2]

Helichrysum italicum flowers and leaves are the most used parts in the treatment of health disorders such as allergies, colds, skin, liver and  gallbladder disorders.  [3]


[1] Appendino G., Ottino M., Marquez N., Bianchi F., Giana A., Ballero M., Sterner O., Fiebich B.L., Munoz E. Arzanol, an anti-inflammatory and anti-HIV-1 Phloroglucinol alpha-pyrone from Helichrysum italicum Ssp. microphyllum. J. Nat. Prod. 2007;70:608–612. doi: 10.1021/np060581r.

[2] Giovanni Appendino, Orazio Taglialatela-Scafati, Alberto Minassi, Federica Pollastro, Mauro Ballero, Laureac; Andrea Maxia, Cinzia Sanna: Helichrysum italicum: The Sleeping Giant of Mediterranean Herbal Medicine. ISSUE: 105. Page: 34-45

[3] Daniel Antunes Viegas, Ana Palmeira de Oliveira, Lígia Salgueiro, José Martinez de Oliveira, Rita Palmeira de Oliveira, Helichrysum italicum: From traditional use to scientific data, Journal of Ethnopharmacology.

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