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L'Immortelle d'Italie (Helichrysum italicum) et son huile essentielle

Abstract : The Everlasting or Helichrysum italicum (Roth) G. Don 1830) is one of those plants with long forgotten and then rediscovered virtues. This plant, belonging to the family Asteraceae is a subshrub, erect, aromatic, with angular branches, pale green leaf blades and tubular yellow flowers, which fruits are achenes. Protected, It is typically Mediterranean, is mainly found in arid soils. It is a very polymorphic species, divided into three subspecies. The Everlasting is mainly cultivated for its essential oil (the bulk of the French production coming from Corsica). Due to its special chemical composition (major molecules of therapeutic interest are neryl acetate and italidiones), this oil is used in aromatherapy for its anti-hematoma, anti-inflammatory, antioxidant, healing, antibacterial, antiviral, hypolipidemic properties. It should be noted that the Everlasting is also used in other areas such as cosmetics and perfumery.
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Mylène Combalot. L'Immortelle d'Italie (Helichrysum italicum) et son huile essentielle. Sciences pharmaceutiques. 2013. ⟨dumas-00839947⟩



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