Helichrysum Flowers Whole Organic 1oz
Organic Helichrysum aka Life Everlasting or Immortelle
1 oz - 28 grams approximately
Botanical name: Helichrysum arenarium
Standardized: yellow chaste weed
Plant Family: Asteraceae
Parts used: flower
Country of Origin: Croatia
A native to the Mediterranean, the golden yellow flower heads of the helichrysum are collected before they open for herbal use to make aromatic, spicy, and slightly bitter teas. The name is derived from the Greek: helios meaning sun, and chrysos meaning gold. Usually it is seen as a garden ornamental.
Helichrysum contains flavonoids, notably naringenin, helichrysin, kaempferol glucosides, apigenin, luetolin, quercetin, scopoletin, umbelliferone, and essential oil.
Helichrysum flowers are often used to improve the appearance of herbal teas. They are a key ingredient in the Zahraa tea popular in the Middle East. Any tea containing helichrysum should be strained before drinking.