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Helichrysum Flowers

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  • Helichrysum arenarium
  • Origin: Croatia
Helichrysum Flowers

Common Name

Standardized: yellow chaste weed

Botanical Name

Helichrysum arenarium Moench.
Plant Family: Asteraceae

Overview

A native to the Mediterranean, the golden yellow flower heads of the helichrysum are collected before they open for herbal use to make aromatic, spicy, and slightly bitter teas. The name is derived from the Greek: helios meaning sun, and chrysos meaning gold. In areas of South Africa it has been used as an aphrodisiac and also as a food. Usually it is seen as a garden ornamental.

Parts Used

Dried flower.

Typical Preparations

Helichrysum flowers are often used to improve the appearance of herbal teas. They are a key ingredient in the Zahraa tea popular in the Middle East. Any tea containing helichrysum should be strained before drinking.

Precautions

No known precautions.
We recommend that you consult with a qualified healthcare practitioner before using herbal products, particularly if you are pregnant, nursing, or on any medications.

This information has not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease. For educational purposes only.