Heart Health: a study suggested that helichrysum improves blood vessel function by lowering high blood pressure, increasing smooth muscle function and reducing inflammation.

Gastrointestinal Health: for thousands of years in Turkish folk medicine it has been used as a diuretic, helping to reduce bloating by eliminating excess water from the body, and to relieve stomach pain.

Candida Infection: Candida albicans may be the main cause of the persistent tiredness and digestive problems that many people experience on a daily basis. Research has confirmed the antifungal effects of helichrysum against candida overgrowth in several clinical studies.

Immune Defences and Respiratory Health: as a large part of the immune system is located in the intestine, the healing and anti-inflammatory properties of helichrysum help to effectively boost immunity. In clinical studies (1,2), helichrysum showed inhibition of harmful bacteria, fungi and viruses and was even able to fight herpes simplex virus and coxsackie B virus.

Pain Relief: research has found that helichrysum reduces muscle, joint and nerve pain by improving circulation and reducing inflammation and swelling. Its anti-inflammatory and analgesic properties make it an effective pain reliever for the symptoms of exercise-related injuries, fibromyalgia and arthritis.

Detoxifying and Liver Stimulating: according to an article published in the Journal of Ethnopharmacology, the antioxidant properties of helichrysum are responsible for its hepatoprotective, detoxifying and bile-producing effects.

Multiple Sclerosis: Helichrysum can support the neurological system to treat the symptoms of multiple sclerosis, including loss of balance, profound fatigue, slurred speech, facial paralysis and numbness or weakness in the limbs.

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