Essentia Oil Profile- Immortelle

Helichrysum immortelle
Helichrysum immortelle

Essential Oil Profile- Immortelle

Student Name: Christine Gray

The following is an essential oil profile by one of Heart of Herbs Aromatherapy students.

 

Name   of Oil

Immortelle

Latin   Binomial/Botanical Family

Helichrysum angustifolium

Countries   of Origin

Native   to the Eastern Mediterranean and North Africa; Mainly cultivated in Italy, Yugoslavia,   Spain and France.

General   description of habitat, growth and plant

A strong   aromatic shrub with a much branched stem, woody at the base. The brightly   colored, daisy like flowers become dry as they mature but retain their color.

Parts   used in distillation

Flowers

Organoleptic   Description

Rich   honey like scent with a delicate tea like undertone.

Oil   Characteristics; Color, Thickness, Intensity of Color

A pale   yellow to red oily liquid.

Chemical   Constituents

Nerol,   and neryl acetate, geraniol, pinen, linalool, isovaleric aldehyde,   sesquiterpenes, furfurol and eugenol.

History

Dalmatia   began production of oil in 1908. Very popular in dried flower arrangements.

Uses

Anti-allergenic,anti-inflammatory,   antimicrobial, antitussive, antiseptic, astringent, cholagogue, cicatrisant,   diuretic, expectorant, fungicidal, hepatic,nervine.

 

 

Applications

Internal   and External

Key   Use

Skin-Abscess,   acne, allergic conditions, boils burns, cuts, dermatitis, eczema,   inflammation, spots, and wounds. Body-   Muscular aches and pains, rheumatism, sprains, strained muscles. Asthma,   bronchitis, chronic coughs, whooping cough. Liver congestion, spleen   congestion. Bacterial infections, colds, flu, fever.

Emotional   Use

Seems to   lessen the effects of shock, fears and phobias and said to relieve   depression.

Safety   Data

non-toxic,   non-irritant, non-sensitizing