Helichrysum


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Helichrysum

 

a genus of plants of the family Compositae. The plants are mostly perennial herbs and subshrubs; some have a thick feltlike pubescence. The tubular flowers are in heads gathered into one compound, usually corymbose, inflorescence. The involucre scales are imbricated, usually dry, and glumaceous. The scales are frequently brightly colored and sometimes stretch out after blooming. The fruit is an achene having a pappus with one row of bristles. The inflorescences are used as cholagogues in the form of a tea or liquid extract. Many ornamental species are everlastings.

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Cosar C, Cubukcu B (1990) Antibacterial activities of Helichrysum species growing in Turkey.
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Group 3--mild diuretics--increase diuresis by less than 25% from initial volume included extracts from Helichrysum archarium Samarkand L.
Now users can also choose helichrysum with lemon balm and chamomile essential oils, both of which are organic.
Helichrysum essential oil is also regarded as a good herbal remedy for hemorrhage.
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They all look great finished off with trailing geraniums, lobelias, nasturtiums or helichrysum petiolare.
Blue trailing lobelia, yellow Bidens aurea or the grey foliage plant Helichrysum petiolatum will certainly hang down if they've nowhere else to go.
Go for drought-tolerant plants such as pelargoniums, helichrysum, osteospermum and diascia.
LAST week at No3 we looked at Lavender Hidcote, now at No2 we have Helichrysum italicum.
The contestants have been whittled down and only five remain, as judge Jonathan Moseley asks them to use helichrysum to create eye-catching table swags, while Thane Prince tasks them with making pickles and chutneys.