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Healing Power of the Immortelle Flower: A Guide to Its Benefits and Uses

The aromatic Helichrysum or immortelle flower is a true healer of the plant kingdom, healing both, our external physical and internal deep emotional wounds and a broken heart. The plant’s name comes from the Greek words helios (meaning “sun”) and chrysos (meaning "gold") and had been praised by cultures, old and new, for its notorious therapeutic abilities and a vast array of uses in the cultural and medicinal realms. There are over 600 different species of this plant and it’s known by its many names, such as Everlasting, Immortelle, Immortal Flower, or the Curry Plant.

Most immortal flower species, true to their name, contain small, bright yellow, dense clusters of blossoms on top of tall, slender stalks Interestingly, these plants have in common that their ‘flowers’ do not contain petals. Rather, the flower is composed of a single seed head with “shiny, translucent, dry bracts” that extend beyond and provide the appearance of flower petals. This characteristic is what allows the immortal flowers to remain everlasting - without fading or losing their golden luster over time.

According to researchers in Washington using Tainio Technology the vibrational frequency of essential oils is the highest of any natural substance known to man. Through the principle of entrainment, the oil’s higher frequency will raise the vibratory quality of that individual that uses it.

The electrical and magnetic fields of the human body are complex and dynamic and are associated with dynamical processes such as heart and brain function, blood and lymph flow, ion transport across cell membranes, and many other biologic processes on many different scales.

The frequency of the human brain is 72-90 MHz. A healthy body, from head to foot, typically has a frequency ranging from 62 to 78 MHz, while disease begins at 57 MHz. Pure grade essential oils range in frequency from 52 to 580 MHz (latest finding with Idaho Blue Spruce), with the spiritual oils being over 90 MHz.

Immortelle flower essential oils is known as The Oil of Pain. It is a high-frequency essential oil vibrating at 181 MHz. Daniel Macdonald in his book “Emotional Healing with Essential Oils” writes that: "Helichrysum removes pain quickly and effortlessly. It aids "the walking wounded" - those with a history of difficult life circumstances, trauma, addiction, loss or abuse. These individuals need powerful spiritual support that Helichrysum offers. It gives strength and endurance to the wounded soul who must keep on living, despite past difficulties. This oil restores confidence in life and the Self, giving the individual strength to "make it." Helichrysum has a powerful relationship with the light of the sun. It imbues joy, fervor, and hope for living.

Immortal flower takes the wounded soul by the hand, guiding them through life's difficulties. If the wounded individual can persevere, this essential oil can take them into new heights of spiritual consciousness. Helichrysum offers hope that their wounds can be healed.

Following this spiritual healing and transformation, Immortelle can teach an individual to have gratitude for his or her trials. It helps one to see that if they had not been wounded, they would not have sought healing that resulted in a spiritual rebirth. Just as the phoenix dies and is raised from its ashes, so might an individual be raised from their turmoil. It lends its warrior spirit so that one may face their trials. It helps one to see that if they had not been wounded, they would not have sought healing that resulted in a spiritual rebirth. Just as the phoenix dies and is raised from its ashes, so might an individual be raised from their turmoil. Immortelle lends its warrior spirit so that one may face their adversities with courage and determination. It brings hope to the most discouraged of souls and life to those in need of rebirth."

Immortelle was on my radar as an emotional healing practitioner for years and was leading and lighting my personal way through healing the wounded inner child for years. There were times that I couldn’t live without it, having it in my pocket 24/7 to soothe the pain of betrayal, heartbreak, and loneliness. It was pulling me up, through the suffering and disappointment into the stronger, wiser, trusting version of myself. Not surprising that I included essential oil of immortal flowers into my most heart-healing aromatic formulas: Maitri and Release.

The essential oil of immortelle is a luxury necessity in the medicine cabinet as its myriad of therapeutic uses includes:

  • healing superficial wounds

  • soothing burns, chapped and irritated skin

  • swelling,

  • muscle aches

  • sprains, strains, bruises

  • aiding in scar tissue formation

  • regenerating skin and nerves

Helichrysum also has significant therapeutic and spiritual attributes and healing effects on the psyche. The flower essence is a potent catalyst to move you through blockages and obstacles, effectively resolving traumatic emotional memory that may be interfering with living bolding from one's authentic core. Immortelle is said to have an ability to access and gently clear (often through Dreamtime) the places within us that are emotionally damaged and wounded.

Maitri Verde's Coat of Arms, 1867 rare exotic original hand colored engraving, print by Grandville

My latest batch of Helichrysum flower essence (that I call by its alternative name Immortelle) was made on the footsteps of recent Full Moon/Lunar Eclipse of July 16th 2019. I was intuitively drawn to make the essence in the blue tinted crystal bowl and added beneficial effects of this important healing color to the preparation. This spiritual color is also the color of the sky and sea and is linked with calm and serenity. Blue is relaxing for the mind and body. It is associated with organs like eyes, ears and nose and involved with the senses of smell, sight and sound.

I started taking the essence immediately after I preserved it and within 10 days experienced profound healing effect on my wounded inner child, vivid dreaming with increased symbolism, childhood memories and pain rising to the surface for healing, sudden expansion of my childhood memories that were block from me for decades and increased psychic abilities.

Immortelle flower essence opens the doors of perception, allowing us to see ourselves and our lives in a new, fresh way, greatly enhancing creative flow. It can be used to strengthen the will, motivate and inspire.

Some of the reported healing properties of Helichrysum/Immortelle Flower Essence include:

  • Healing deep old emotional wounds

  • Bringing back blocked childhood memories

  • Dreamwork

  • Trusting your gut instincts

  • Connecting to the feelings of hope and joy

  • Connecting us to the warmth of the sunIlluminates all so that clear perspective can happen

  • Finding courage to express creativity

  • Assists in personal transformationV

  • Very effective for PTSD and deep trauma to the psyche

Helichrysum is often referred to as "honey for the psyche". It allows us to recognize the immortality of our Soul and Presence, helping us find everlasting love

Meet this incredible golden sunshine in person if you get a chance or take advantage of its almost infinite healing properties.


6. P. Weyerstahl, Isolation and Synthesis of Compounds from the Essential oil of Helichrysum italicum. (In: Bruke, E.J. (Ed.),

7. Progress in Essential Oil Research, De Gruyter, Berlin, 1986), 177-195.

8. Robert Tisserand and Rodney Young, Essential Oil Safety (Second Edition. United Kingdom: Churchill Livingstone Elsevier, 2014), 309.

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