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Helichrysum Gymnocephalum

This Helichrysum essential oil has a cool, fresh, clean, and camphorous aroma with a medicinal quality to it.

Helichrysum Gymnocephalum essential oil is stimulating and energizing especially good for respiratory conditions.

Studies show antimicrobial potential against sarcina lutea and staphylococcus. It is an anti-inflammatory, can reduce pain, and helps treat many kinds of infections.

Also used as an aphrodisiac, stimulant, and for its antiseptic properties.

Helichrysum gymnocephalum comes from the same Asteraceae Family as the more expensive Helichrysum italicum , but they both have very different constituents and cost profiles.



Botanical Name: Helichrysum gymnocephalum

Part Typically Used: Flowering heads

Method of Extraction: Steam Distillation

Class: Ether

Country of Origin: Madagascar

Typical Main Constituents
1,8 Cineole – 70%
Terpinen-4-ol – 3%
alpha-Pinene – 3%
beta-Pinene – 2%
para-Cymene – 2%
gamma-Terpinene – 2%
Limonene – 1%


Actions: Anti-inflammatory, Antiseptic, Antitussive, Astringent, Expectorant and Stimulant.

Blends well with: Cistus, lavenders, oakmoss, clary sage, Peru balsam, clove and citrus oils.

Special Use: Helichrysum Gymnocephalum has a very high concentration of 1,8 cineole, also known as eucalyptol, one of the main components of eucalyptus essential oil. As a consequence, Helichrysum Gymnocephalum is a great aid in treating bronchitis, clearing congestion, and healing the respiratory system.

Respiratory System: Asthma, whooping cough, chronic coughs and bronchitis.

Nervous system: Depression, Nervous Exhaustion & Debility, Neuralgia, Lethargy.

Immune System: General use for colds, flu and fever.

Musclular system: General aches & pains, Sprains & Strains.


General Essential Oil Safety Recommendations

  • Do not take essential oils internally unless under advisement by a qualified medical professional.
  • Do not use essential oils undiluted on the skin. It is always best to try a small patch test first of the diluted essential oil.
  • People who are pregnant or have serious medical problems are advised to consult with a qualified aromatherapy practitioner before using essential oils.
  • Use extreme caution when using essential oils with children. It is safest to consult with a qualified aromatherapy practitioner before using essential oils with children.


General Disclaimer
The product information provided on this website is intended for educational purposes only. The information provided is not considered to be complete and is not guaranteed to be accurate. The information contained in this website is not intended to be sufficient to provide diagnosis and/or treatment of medical conditions. It is recommended that treatment of serious health conditions be done with the help of a trained qualified medical practitioner.


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