Adam Michael has this to say “Helichrysum angustifolium oil is obtained by steam distillation of the blossoms, light yellow in colour and of a pourable viscosity. Helichrysum angustifolium contains a natural constituent called neryl acetate, this naturally occurring chemical within helyichrysum is proven to relax sore and cramped muscles.

This French material contains the highest amount of neryl acetate accounting for upto 50% of the oil and making it a very prized and highly valuable oil in comparison with the Egyptian, Indian and American oils which chemically speaking are inferior in this instance, normally containing no more than 25% neryl acetate. The aroma has a warm earthy character that is incredibly invigorating and uplifting.

Aside from being the true therapists choice for treating muscle cramps it is also has superb anti-inflammatory qualities due in part to it containing curcumenes which are more commonly found in turmeric essential oil and which are proven to reduce pain and joint inflammation. The regeneration qualities of the oil are to do with this oil containing di-ketone which are quite rare and hard to find in other oils, more so as di-ketone accounts for about 8-10% of this essential oil.”

Botanical Name: Helichysum angustifolium

Origin: France

Safety Data: Not to be used by epileptics.