Antioxidant, Anti-microbial, Anti-septic
The name of the genus is derived from the Greek words “helios” and “chryos”, which mean “sun” and “gold”, respectively. This nomenclature is due to the fact that the plant species of this genus typically have inflorescences of a bright yellow color. Helichrysum spp. have been used in different systems of traditional and folk medicines for the treatment of various infections, wounds, digestive problems, diabetes and colds, of which some are confirmed in modern medicine such as the antimicrobial activity. Everlasting is helpful in the treatment of inflammation and chronic cough, bronchitis, fever, muscle ache, phlebitis and liver conditions; it also fights allergy reactions such as asthma.
LATIN NAME: Helichrysum italicum
INCI NAME: HELICHRYSUM ITALICUM FLOWER EXTRACT, GLYCERIN, AQUA, POTASSIUM SORBATE, SODIUM BENZOATE
ASSAY: Expressed as Total Flavonoids by UV