Helichrysum (Helichrysum italicum)
Curry Plant, Everlasting Flower, Immortal Flower
Harvest the flowers when they are fully open. Hang bunches of flowers in a dry and ventilated area until fully dry.
USDA Growing Zone(s): Helichrysum is hardy to zones 8-11 and in these zones grows as a perennial.
Helichrysum italicum enjoys full sun and well-draining soil. Take care not to overwater.
Helichrysum is often used as an essential oil and is traditionally known for rejuvenating the skin, having anti-aging properties, and calming irritated or sunburned skin.
Stories & Traditions
Although curry spices are actually a blend of different herbs (not including Helichrysum italicum), the leaves of “the curry plant” can be added sparingly to dishes for a curry-like flavor.
The name helichrysum is derived from the Greek words helios (sun) and chrysos (gold) because this plant has golden yellow flowers. These flowers have been used medicinally since the times of ancient Greece.
This content is for educational purposes only and should not be considered medical advice or a substitute for medical treatment. Please consult your medical care provider before using herbal medicine.