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Saturday, May 30, 2015

How to Use Helichrysum Essential Oil to Boost Your Health

This essential oil is very beneficial, boasting plenty of full-body benefits. It has anti-inflammatory properties as well as antifungal, antibacterial and antioxidant properties.  This helpful oil has been shown to reduce inflammation, help with free radicals in the body, fight acne and so much more. After you read this list, helichrysum may be one essential oil you decide to add to your medicine cabinet today!
A member of the Asteraceae plant family, helichrysum is native to the Mediterranean region.  There, it has been used for medicinal properties for thousands of years.  Today, science confirms what those people have known for centuries, this wonderful oil can boost your health and ward off disease.
Here are just some of the ways helichrysum oil can be used:
  1. Antibiotic:The flavonoids in helichrysum are effective against bacteria and fungus growth.  They can prevent (or help relieve) skin irritations such as rashes and infections.  To use helichrysum on the skin, you should combine it with a carrier oil, such as coconut oil or jojoba.  You can then rub the mixture directly onto the irritated skin.
  2. Sunburn Relief:If you have a sunburn, helichrysum oil can help hydrate the burnt skin and relieve the pain of the burn.  Just add a bit of it to coconut oil and apply right to the burn.
  3. Acne:Because helichrysum oil has strong antibiotic and antimicrobial properties, it is a wonderful acne cure.  It will not dry the skin or cause redness.   You can apply it directly to problem spots.
  4. Heart Health:Helichrysum can help to improve the condition of your blood vessels because it reduces inflammation.  It will also reduce blood pressure.
  5. Natural Diuretic:Helichrysum oil has been used as a diuretic because it helps to reduce bloat.  The oil draws excess water from the body, and even relieves stomachaches. You can even drink the leaves of the plant as a tea to prevent a number of stomach-related illnesses.
  6. Liver Detoxifier Helichrysum has been used as a liver detoxifier for centuries. It helps the rid the liver of toxins, heavy metals, bacteria and air pollution.
  7. Pain Reliever Research has shown that helichrysum oil can help to decrease muscle pain by reducing inflammation and improving circulation. This will help support the healing of nerves, joints and muscle tissue.  This is especially helpful in those that suffer from arthritis, injuries from exercise, or even those who suffer from fibromyalgia pain.
  8. Antiviral The gut-healing and anti-inflammatory properties of helichrysum actually help your body boost immunity. The flavonoids and phloroglucinols of helichrysum oil help the body inhibit production of harmful bacteria, fungi and viruses.
  9. Natural Cancer Protector Clinical research shows that helichrysum contains special flavonoid compounds which prevent oxidative stress and cancer growth.  These studies also show that helichrysum can help prevent against DNA damage from radiation.
  10. Hemorrhoid Soother If you suffer from painful hemorrhoids, apply a few drops of helichrysum essential oil.  This will help reduce the pain and swelling.  Repeat every few hours.
  11. Kidney Stone Relief Helichrysum oil can reduce the risk of kidney stones because it helps to detoxify both the kidneys and the liver. Rub several drops of helichrysum oil onto your lower abdomen twice a day.
Helichrysum oil can be used in many ways, here are 2 recommended recipes to get you started:
Sunburn Soother Recipe
INGREDIENTS:
•10 drops frankincense essential oil
•10 drops helichrysum essential oil
•3/4 cup coconut oil
•2 tablespoons shea butter
Combine all ingredients in a jar. Place a saucepan with two inches of water on the stove over medium/low heat. Place the jar in the saucepan and stir contents until ingredients start to melt.     Once all ingredients are combined, spread on the body and then store in a cool place for later.
Anti-Inflammatory Pain Reliever Rub
INGREDIENTS:
•1/2 cup coconut or jojoba oil
•10 drops helichrysum essential oil
•10 drops lavender essential oil
Mix all ingredients together and massage into painful areas.

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