`Like the spirits, the plant does not die. It lives forever. It has a fellowship with the spirits.' – Berglund.
The smoke is inhaled by traditional healers (sangomas) to induce a "trance" state.
Smoke from burning leaves is relaxing and is also inhaled for pain relief. It is also helpful for insomnia.
Helichrysum, known as imphepho, is burned as a ritual incense with the purpose of invoking the ancestors.
The Sutos smoke the leaf of for head colds chest complaints.
The people from the Bikita district of Zimbabwe drink the ash of a Helichrysum sp. mixed with beer, as a cure for epilepsy.
The Sutos make a steam bath by pouring an infusion on hot stones, which is inhaled for bad dreams and fever.
Suto men drink a decoction of the root of H. platypterum to renew their virility.
Shangaan traditional doctors reportedly use the leaf of the Helichrysum sp. to boost womans libido.
Several Helichrysums are used as teas.
The Khoi use it as a calming tea.
Widely burned and inhaled in the Transkei as a protective cleanser
Other Medicinal Uses :
Used for the treatment of coughs, colds, fever, infections, headaches and menstrual pains.
Active Constituents :
Pharmacological effects :
Pain-relieving, anti-inflammatory, antimicrobial and anti-infective activity have been scientifically proven.
Botanical description :
Helichrysum odoratissimum is a perennial herb that has densely aromatic hairy or woolen leaves and persistent flower heads.
Plant part used, leaves.
For pain relief the smoke is inhaled.
For coughs and cold, a weak infusion in tea.
Open wounds are treated externaly by applied patches of Helichrysum to prevent infection.
Success stories :
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`I have a little thing to share with you about the Imphepho. This was my first time to use it, and I employed it at my Boveda to help me connect with my ancestors.
It did help in that regard and opened a channel which has remained strong until this very moment. I use a little bit daily along with candles, water, flowers and incense.
When I burn it, my body seems to relax and the mind slows its chatter. Then I can hear the Muertos so much better.
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