Helichrysum essential oil is one of the most popular essential oils out there, and rightfully so. It has a wide range of benefits and can be good for both physical and mental health. From helping with burnouts to allergies, it is the go-to remedy for a lot of things. Fun fact: It is also called curry plant because its scent has a strong curry-like smell!
It is a traditionally used medicine and it is the perfect remedy for injuries! It is anti-inflammatory, antifungal, antimicrobial and antibacterial, which is amazing to treat any kind of injuries.
BENEFITS AND CAUTIONS FOR INJURIES
Helichrysum essential oil is able to help wounds heal quicker as it promotes healing. It is unclear as to which properties trigger the fast healing but for centuries, it has worked. Further skin infections and skin inflammations can also be treated due to its antimicrobial and anti-inflammatory properties inside the oil.
The anti-inflammatory properties which are present also help to reduce muscle and joint inflammation. To use the oil topically, be sure to blend it with a carrier oil like Coconut or Jojoba oil. Essential oils require carrier oils before it can be used topically as the concentrated amount may lead to severe consequences on the skin otherwise. Once blended, the oil can be rubbed into the affected area to ease the inflammation.
For internal infections, Helichrysum essential oil can also be used to slow or stop the growth of certain bacteria due to its antibacterial effects. It is recommended to diffuse the oil into the air instead of directly inhaling it. Even though this was proven in majority of the studies about the plant, it is always best to consult the doctor before using any oils or supplements.
As always, when dealing with essential oils, it is best to be careful and to do your own research before using it. It is also recommended to do a patch test before applying or diffusing it to see if there are any allergic reactions to it. Keep away from children and consult a doctor before using it on a pregnant woman.
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