Spring is back and the Immortelle is coming out from the soil. Harvest will begin in a few months…
Benefits of Immortelle are just amazing, it is THE anti-ageing solution. Its active principles helps the collagen reconstruction and that is why it is so famous in Corsica but also abroad.
The Immortelle (helichrysum italicum) is a small perennial shrubby herb with narrow, silver-hairy leaves and small yellow dry flowers. The flowers are a cluster of golden yellow ball shaped blossoms. When crushed it releases a distinct aroma very much linked to the Corsican scrub.
The helichrysum italicum is a wonderful plant to grow in the garden for both its aroma and just simply for its beauty.
The smell of the essential oil has been exquisitely described by Holmes as being a deeply-saturated sweet, green floral scent.
The name Immortelle (or Everlasting) comes about for this plant as it retains its yellow colour even when dried.