Description. Helichrysum flowers are an ancient traditional medicine used for diseases of the liver, gastrointestinal tract, and kidneys. Its inflorescences contain essential oil, flavonoid glycosides, flavonoids, dyes, vitamins, phthalides, alcohols, steroid compounds, inositol, tannins, fatty acids, mineral salts, trace elements. Cholagogue, anti-inflammatory, antibacterial and antispasmodic properties of the plant are used in various diseases of the liver and biliary tract. Immortelle flowers are useful for the regulation of bile formation, with gastritis, constipation, and colitis. The Helichrysum flower plant has a pronounced diuretic and choleretic effect, therefore it is successfully used to treat diseases of the kidneys and the genitourinary system;
Helichrysum flower remedies successfully replace anti-inflammatory drugs, so they can be used to treat various inflammatory processes. This plant is a valuable remedy for inflammatory processes in women: it is used for douching and in infused tampons, as well as in the form of a decoction for ovarian dysfunction and uterine fibroids.
Use. Helichrysum flowers can be taken as an infusion, decoction, or extract. Preparations of Helichrysum flowers are of great help for cholecystitis, cholelithiasis, and hepatitis. They increase the secretion of bile and change its chemical composition. They also reduce the level of bilirubin and cholesterol in the blood. The plant reduces the feelings of nausea, pain in the liver, and flatulence in patients; vomiting stops, subicteric staining of the sclera and skin disappears, and the size of the liver decreases. Increasing the secretion of bile and having a pronounced antispasmodic effect, Helichrysum flower preparations help wash out the sand and small stones occurring during chronic calculous cholecystitis. In addition, by increasing bile secretion, Helichrysum flower remedies prevent bile stagnation, improve the metabolic function of the liver, and reduce the viscosity of bile and its relative density.