Having balconies and gardens that are always in bloom, colorful and fragrant, is the desire of many. That’s why next to roses, hydrangeas and geraniums, some particular and sought-after plants should be cultivated. Like, for example, this splendid flower that smells of chocolate or this succulent plant that has the shape of a rose.
But let’s not forget that in the garden you can also find spontaneous plants, beautiful and very fragrant. This is the case of this small shrub native to southern Europe and which grows throughout the Mediterranean basin. In Italy it is widespread in the southern region and in the islands.
Here is the health-friendly plant whose beautiful flowers never die
Today We at ProiezionidiBorsa want to talk about Helichrysum italicum or Italian helichrysum. A very resistant plant, rich in stems, the height of which reaches about 30 centimeters. In the language of flowers, the helichrysum is linked to the meaning of eternal love and the cult of the sun.
What is most striking about this plant are its flowers. Small, round, particular, which bloom all summer and until autumn. They are gathered in yellow inflorescences and give a very intense perfume.
The helichrysum takes the name of “everlasting” because its flower, when cut is kept for a long time, does not lose its bright color giving the impression of never fading. In fact, here is the health-friendly plant whose beautiful flowers never die.
A perfect flower to decorate and beautify the home. Just like these cut flowers that do not need water and care, ideal for those without a green thumb.
In order to grow healthy and luxuriant, the helichrysum needs a sunny position and very little watering. It needs a mild climate and does not tolerate harsh temperatures. In fact, during the winter months we must mulch the soil to protect its roots from frost and snow. Furthermore, it does not require fertilization and pruning is only necessary to eliminate the dry parts.
The beneficial properties
But why is this a health-friendly plant? The helichrysum is used for medicinal and phytotherapeutic purposes. It appears to have anti-inflammatory, anti-allergic, expectoral and balsamic properties. The flowering tops, rich in flavonoids, are used in case of allergies, coughs and colds. Essential oils are indicated to regenerate the skin and eliminate skin spots. Finally, the infusion of helichrysum is useful in case of digestive disorders and to treat seasonal ills.
(We remind you to carefully read the warnings regarding this article, which can be consulted WHO”)