Immortelle Flowers 

Botanical Name Helichrysum italicum (Roth.) Guss. ssp. serotinum P-F. 
Botanical family Asteraceae 
Origin Corsica   
Plant part  
Appearance viscous to pasty liquid 
Color  greenish-brown 
Odor tight in a corymb at the end of the stems, give off a mad characteristic odor, straw-like, quickly heady 
Biochemical composition of the essential oil  The volatile fraction, close to 170/0 of the absolute, comprises a base of sesquiterpene hydrocarbons and terpene alcohol esters, enriched with a pool of unique aliphatic P-diones, all on a background of esters gras.   
Therapeutic properties The absolute is indicated in hyposthenics, asthenics, or even anergics, by application to the thyroid plexus, heart or liver and abdominal areas, in a very deconcentrated form, the odor released sufficient for a prolonged smell.    Nota bene – Hematomas benefit from repeated application until they disappear.   
Main therapeutic indications  
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