Latin Name: Helichrysum stoechas
Common Names: Life Everlasting Flower
The Life Everlasting Flower, or Helichrysum stoechas, is an herb indigenous to South and North Carolina. The Helichrysum stoechas, or Life Everlasting Flower, derives its name from the powerful aroma of curry when the leaves or stems are crushed and is a member of the mint family.
The Life Everlasting Flower is a natural astringent. The flowers of the Life Everlasting Flower are implemented as diaphoretics and discutients and are used regularly as an astringent. Fresh juice from the Life Everlasting Flower may also have aphrodisiac properties. The stem tops and the flowers of the Life Everlasting Flower are thought to be a deobstruent and expectorant.
The aroma is very supportive and comforting and believed by some to open the right side of the brain. It is commonly recommended in meditation blends to encourage spirituality and personal growth.