Helichrysum leaves have a slight scent of curry and are used to season and add structure to risottos, soups, poultry and stuffing. Helichrysum’s flavour resembles liquorice and for this reason, it is used in the preparation of Trappist beers.
Helichrysum leaf infusions and decoctions are perfect for the relief of bronchitis and coughs and pain caused by rheumatism and varicose veins.
The leaves are also used in compresses to reactivate blood circulation, to relieve irritated and inflamed skin, chilblains and haemorrhoids.
This plant can also be used in the herbal field for its strengthening and regenerating properties.