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HELICHRYSUM ARENARIUM EVERLASTING FLOWER

Sunday, February 28th, 2021

HELICHRYSUM ARENARIUM, H. plicatum (gnaphalium)

Everlasting Flower

(Sandy, common) everlasting flower, Immortelle

Family: Asteraceae

Medical use: anti-inflammatory, apetite-stimulant, gall and ure remover, arthritis, gout (podagra), inflammation by gall bladder, oedema, rheumatism, hemorrhoid

Parts: Buds of flowers

Side effect:

  • No side effect by low dose. But if you have a blockage by biliary tract or gallbladder stone, dont use.

Drug interactions:

  • No interaction reported as far.

Warnings:

  • Asteraceae members can be alergic for some persons
  • If you have a blockage by biliary tract or gallbladder stone, dont use
  • Dont use longer than two weeks

How to Use:

Internaly: 

anti-inflammatory, apetite-stimulant, gall and ure remover, arthritis, gout (podagra), inflammation by gall bladder, oedema, rheumatism:

Tea: 1,5g flower bud, add 150ml water in room temperature, let brew 8hours, filter. 2-3 times a day (can prepared at once and spilited in doses)

Tea: 1,5g flower or bud, add 150ml boiled water, brew 5min and filter. 2-3 times a day, fresh brewd.

Tea(decoction): 1,5 g grinded flower or bud, add 150ml of water, heat until boiling, reduce heat thoroughly, keep boiling 30min more in low temperature, filter. 2-3 times a day, fresh brewd, 30min before eating.

Tea: 3g flower or bud, add 150 ml boiled water, brew 15min, filter. 2-3 times a day, fresh brewd, 30min before eating.

Externaly:

Hemorrhoid:

Tea(decoction): 1,5 g grinded flower or bud, add 150ml of water, heat until boiling, reduce heat thoroughly, keep boiling 30min more in low temperature, filter. Wash hemorrhoid area with fresh prepared tea, 3-4 times a day.

The name helichrysum comes fraom latin helisso (spinn, roll up) and chrysos (gold, golden). The name of variety, arenarium means sand, because of it growns better in sandy ground. Also its called in some records with another name, which is gnaphalium.

Its native all around the mediterranian.

First writings about medical use of everlasting flower is to be find by book named Materi Medica, which has written by Dioscorides in 40-90ac. In that book its considered a drug to treat kidneys, liver, sciatica and hernia. Some other resources tells that it is a good tadalafil (booster for sexuall ability).

Everlasting flower is a rich pigment resource, it can used to coloring cloth.

A tincture named Essentia Stoechados Citrinae, produced from everlasting flower, was used commonly by 1600-1700ac.

Content: Flowers are the rich source of phenolic compounds including flavonoids, chalcones, phenolic acids, phthalides, coumarins, and pyrones, sterols (β-sitosterol, β-sitosterol-glucoside, stigmasterol, and stigmasterol-glucoside), kaempferol-3-glycoside, naringenin-5-glycoside and apigenin, arenarine