Essence of the Week...Helichrysum Italicum

Helichrysum Italicum is a flowering plant from the daisy family that is sometimes called the "Curry Plant" because of the strong aroma that she gives off. She grows mostly on dry, rocky, or sandy ground in the Mediterranean area. She is drought tolerant, repels insects, and is a deterrent to deer.

Helichrysum Italicum is anti-viral, anti-histamine, anti-inflammatory, anti-microbial, and anti-infection. For the skin, she is a natural wound healer and works great for traumas, burns, bruises, stretch marks, broken veins, and varicose veins. She is also good for acne, dermatitis, warts, scars, eczema, herpes, and other allergic skin reactions. Helichrysum Italicum is a heart healer, helping to regulate blood pressure, fortifying the arteries and veins, and helping with phlebitis and other circulatory concerns. For digestion, she is a natural detoxifier and helps with liver and spleen congestion, gall bladder secretions, and even viral colitis. She is also good for the common cold, flu, chronic coughing, sinus congestion, bronchitis, asthma, and headeaches. Helichrysum Italicum is a natural arthritic and rheumatic medicine, and she also helps with muscular pain, sprains, strains, and plantar fasciitis.

Energetically powerful, Helichrysum is like a bright sunshine that reflects heart healing and supports those suffering depression, stress, shock, and emotional blocks. She helps to restore the flow and turn the focus on one's Spirit and higher perspectives of seeing the good in everything and everyone. Yellow flowers represent the blooming of the higher will over the limited mind of the ego. Moving from the me to the we, this beautiful flower guides the soul back to the Love of life, and the beauty of service to all living beings and the self. Anoint with Helichrysum Italicum to call in Light to illuminate the path of Divine Love.

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