Pure Indigenous African Helichrysum Essential 0il 10ml
- Helichrysum Odoratissimum
Common Indigenous Names
- Kooigoed (Khoisan, Afrikaans)
- Imphepho (Xhosa, Zulu)
This strongly aromatic bushy perennial herb grows mainly along the coastal regions of South Africa. It has small hairy silvery green leaves with yellow cluster flowers, hence its name derived from the Greek – Helios (sun) Chrysos (gold).
It is an important plant in the local folklore where the smoke is used in ritual to invoke trance and the ancestors. It is traditionally used for its sedative properties for insomnia, to relieve headaches and tension as well as for coughs, colds, fever and headaches. It is an effective fumigant that repels insects.
Quirky Indigenous Uses
- Rituals to invoke ancestors
- Clear spaces of negative energy
- Fumingate sick rooms
- Used as bedding to repel bed bugs
Harvested on a farm that has Organic Certification from German certifying body – BCS-Oko Guarantee.