THE PROTECTIVE ESSENCE OF THE HELICHRYSE FLOWERS
Helichrysum Italicum Roth (Don) – or helichryse – is a uniquely Italian and Mediterranean aromatic plant, with a characteristic gilded yellow flower whose flowering extends between May and August. It thrives along sandy and rocky coastlines, particularly in areas such as
The curative qualities of the Helichryse flower have been well known since antiquity, as it was used as a diuretic, in syrups for respiratory tract conditions, in ointments for the treatment of joint inflammation and rheumatic pain and in compresses for ocular infections.
In external and cosmetological uses, the Helichryse is a coadjutant in cases of dermatitis, psoriasis and eczema. It has a soothing effect on burns and sunburns, it helps in the regression of chilblains and oedemas, visibly improves fragile or pockmarked skin and is also used in the treatment of wounds and scars.
The unmistakable and very particular fragrance of the flowers can also be inspiring and uplifting.
Despite all of these powerful properties, the Helichryse flower has been largely ignored in modern pharmacological research.
ITALCHILE, in keeping with its philosophy of promoting organic natural cosmetics, has rediscovered and highlighted this plant, with its precious attributes and is currently working on a project to cultivate Helichrysum Italicum in .
The Helichryse and Rosa Mosqueta oil, are two of ITALCHILE’s unique flagship ingredients that have been brought together in perfect synergy. An exceptional association, along with Dynamisation and Organic Certification (Ecocert) has produced the Elicrisia brand added to the Mosqueta’s Gold product line.