Everlasting Flower (Helichrysum arenarium)

Common Name Latin Name Plant Family
Everlasting Flower
Helichrysum arenarium
Compositae

None known

  • Medicinal Use

    The fresh or dried flowers, or the entire flowering herb, are cholagogue, diuretic, skin and stomachic[9, 46, 61]. An infusion is used in the treatment of gall bladder disorders and as a diuretic in treating rheumatism, cystitis etc[9].

    A homeopathic remedy is made from the flowering plant[9]. It is used in the treatment of gall bladder disorders and lumbago[9].

  • Edible Use

    None known

  • Cautionary Notes

    None known

Cultivation & Habitat

Seed – sow February/March in a greenhouse. The seed usually germinates in 2 – 3 weeks at 20¡c. When they are large enough to handle, prick the seedlings out into individual pots and grow them on in the greenhouse for at least their first winter. Plant them out into their permanent positions in late spring or early summer, after the last expected frosts.
Requires a well-drained, sunny sheltered position[1, 200]. Often cultivated for its flowers which are extensively used as a decoration and in wreaths etc[1]. Members of this genus are rarely if ever troubled by browsing deer[233].
Europe.

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*None of the information on this website qualifies as professional medical advice. Take only what resonates with your heart and use your own personal responsibility for what’s best for you. For more information [brackets] [000], see bibliography.