Helichrysum, Helichrysum arenarium, is used for a variety of skin conditions. Its name comes from the Greek words helios meaning sun and chrysos meaning gold, because of the golden yellow flowers of the plant. The Greeks and Romans used it as a wound healing poultice. Helichrysum is considered extremely medicinal providing natural antibiotic, antifungal, and antimicrobial properties. It is a widely desired oil known for its anti-inflammatory benefits and also for its use with skin conditions. An infusion of helichrysum can help heal scarring, minimize fine lines and wrinkles, calm inflammation and regenerate skin cells.
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