Helichrysum Gymnocephalum Essential Oil

Known Uses

Helichrysum Gymnocephalum Essential Oil is best known for upper respiratory relief to treat cold, flu, bronchitis, congestion, sinus headaches and for healing the entire respiratory system. It also thins mucus and clears the sinuses. Best used in a diffuser.

In addition to its ability to heal the respiratory system, it is also antibacterial, antifungal, antiseptic, antiviral, an immune stimulant. As such, it is used to treat many kinds of infections. Helichrysum Gymnocephalum Oil is also anti-inflammatory, able to reduce pain and tension significantly, especially in the upper torso.

Unlike the calming quality of the Italicum variety, Helichrysum Gymnocephalum Essential Oil is stimulating and energizing.  If you’re feeling tired or lethargic, Helichrysum Gymnocephalum can help boost your strength and mood.

The possibility of Helichrysum Gymnocephalum when combined with Helichrysum Bracteiferum and Helichrysum Odoratissimum to treat complex immune disorders is clear and has been used successfully with infections, severe allergies and inflammatory conditions.


Helichrysum is a family of small daisy-like flowers found in the Mediterranean region, in Africa, and in western Asia. Helichrysum Gymnocephalum is a species of Helichrysum that grows in Madagascar where it is known as Rambiazina. Many varieties of Helichrysum have been used for thousands of years for medicinal purposes, particularly for help with wound healing, respiratory ailments and in treating infections.


The suggested shelf life of Helichrysum is two to three years If oxidized, it may cause irritation or sensitization. If you are using homeopathic remedies it may counteract them. It is too strong to use with babies or children under five years old on their faces or in a steam. Care must be taken when using with asthmatics. It is not recommended for pregnant women.

Before using directly on the skin, add a few drops to a carrier oil and rub a small amount onto small patch of skin to test for allergic reaction.