(Helichrysum stoechas) The primary healing chemicals found in this herb are called terpenes, sterols and saponins demonstrating an ability to positively affect cancer and viral infections such as the common cold and influenza and other healing effects upon the human body.
Internally can be used as a tea, tincture, or essential oil for inflammatory conditions, minor digestive complaints, gall bladder disorders, water retention, rheumatism, cystitis, and ulcers. Externally a tea or essential oil is used for its wound healing and anti-aging properties. Helichrysum species are also known to effectively induce vivid dreams.
It is commonly recommended in meditation blends to encourage spirituality and personal growth.