Photos of Helichrysum italicum, Immortelle, Helichrysum.

Helichrysum italicum, Immortelle, Helichrysum is an important herb of the Adriatic coastal mountains. The flowering tops are collected by villagers along the coastal mountains and the Skadar Lake region of Montenegro and Albania, then sold to buyers for distillation of the essential oil. The essential oil has been shown to have significant antibacterial activity, as well as anti-inflammatory and antioxidant activity. Aromatherapists use the essential oil to facilitate the healing of wounds and scars.

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