Botanical Name Helichrysum italicum  
Botanical family Asteraceae 
Origin Corsica 
Method Complete distillation by steam distillatio 
Plant part Flowering tops 
Note Middle Base 
Appearance clear and fluid liquid 
Color light yellow to greenish yellow 
Odor intense, intoxicating 
Biochemical composition of the essential oil Esters (30–40%): neryl acetate  
Ketones (5–15%): italidiones  
Sesquiterpenes (5%): caryophyllene  
Therapeutic properties 1. Antihaematoma, fibrinolytic
2. Antispasmodic  
3. Analgesic  
4. Vulnerary, inhibits sclerosis and degeneration
5. Anti-inflammatory  
6. Hypocholesterolemic  
Main therapeutic indications 1. Recent or previous haematoma, whether internal or external, with or without a wound, use either prevention or treatment
2. Thrombosis, rosacea, haemorrhoids, varicose veins
3. Complex regional pain syndrome (CRPS), Dupuytren’s disease, carpal tunnel syndrome   
4. Tendonitis, arthritis, myositis, rheumatism
5. Bone, tendon and circulatory shock and trauma
6. Psychological and emotional trauma
7. Hypercholesterolemia, high triglycerides
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