Helichrysum


Features

The helichrysum, whose scientific name is “Helichrysum italicum L.”, is part of the Asteraceae (Composite) family.

It is a shrubby plant that comes from the southern area of ​​the old continent and is characterized by being typical of the Mediterranean scrub to which it manages to give all its characteristic scent.

Helichrysum is a plant that is frequently exploited in perfumery, but which is also appreciated for its remarkable therapeutic properties.

Helichrysum is a perennial plant that has the particular characteristic of being completely covered by a thick whitish hair that also has a characteristic aroma.

The stems, on the other hand, can reach a height of thirty centimeters, without branches.

The leaves have a lanceolate shape, while the flowers are extremely small, with a characteristic pale yellow color.

Flowering corresponds, in most cases, to the whole summer season.


Cultivation

The helichrysum is a thermophilic plant and, for this reason, it prefers the warm temperate climates found in the Mediterranean basin and is, in any case, extremely suitable also to develop in temperate environments, as long as they are adequately sheltered from the cold.

The best exposures are those areas where the sun beats continuously and directly.

The preferred soils for growing the helichrysum they are stony, sandy, arid, calcareous, particularly drained and well drained ones.

The helichrysum, on the other hand, does not particularly like compact soils, due to the fact that it greatly fears the formation of water stagnation.

The helichrysum can be multiplied by seed and vegetatively by taking it from the cuttings, which are rooted at the end of the summer season in a substrate formed by sand, peat and cultivated soil.

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Active principles

The composition of the helichrysum is decidedly complex: in fact, the main components are represented by flavonoids, essential oil, tannins, caffeic acid and another full-bodied handful of substances, among which we can mention sandstone, to which a particular antihepatotoxic property is attributed.


Property

Helichrysum is a plant that is capable of exhibiting various therapeutic properties.

First of all, we can emphasize the sweat properties of this plant, without forgetting those astringent, sedative, anti-asthmatic, bechice, stimulating blood circulation.

For external use this particular plant is used as an anti-neuralgic soothing.

Helichrysum is a plant able to promote and support the removal of bronchial catarrh, but also to reduce the excesses of asthma and inflammations that have an allergic nature of the nasal mucosa.

A good number of recent studies have explained how this plant is also extremely useful for carrying out an antioxidant and anti-inflammatory action.

Furthermore, let's not forget how beneficial the effects that the helichrysum has against headaches and migraines, but also to combat cases of arthritis and acute rheumatic forms, were considered beneficial.


Use

All the medicinal properties that are attributed to the plant of helichrysum they are an excellent support in case you are affected by different ailments, both for internal and external use.

The infusion of the flowering tops of helichrysum, when taken internally, allows it to carry out a beneficial action in all cases of skin diseases, such as eczema, especially psoriasis, for which balneotherapy can also be integrated with its decoction.

The internal use of helichrysum essentially takes the form of infusions and syrups and can be extremely useful as an adjuvant, in whooping cough, in subacute and chronic bronchitis.

For all those cases in which you intend to cure and treat inflammation, edema and other ailments, you can use specific ointments that are made precisely based on helichrysum, which are really useful for the reduction of pain, itching or burning caused by such situations.

Specific ointments, in most cases, should be complemented by an internal treatment that is able to work on the various causes of the disorder.

It should also be emphasized that the extremely intense flavor of the helichrysum is not pleasant for everyone and this could represent a problem in the intake of the infusion.

Local external use is able to fight psiorasis and eczema and can also be performed by decoction, which can be exploited for ablutions of the parts affected by the disorder.

Often, we can also find various shower gel products based on helichrysum on the market, so that, during the shower (or better still when taking a bath), an excellent contemporary beneficial effect can be obtained, thanks to the double action of 'helichrysum on the skin and respiratory system.

Finally, the essential oil of helichrysum can be usefully exploited with St. John's wort or calendula oil, in such a way as to be able to enhance its beneficial action in relation to the disorder that you want to cure.


Helichrysum: Meaning

In the language of flowers, the helichrysum represents the desire to be remembered and remembered by others; In addition to this meaning, others consider the flower the symbol of exile but it is still not possible to know the origins of this belief.

According to ancient legends, it is said that a young man was forced to abandon his woman to face the war and as a parting gift he gave her a bouquet of helichryses. The flowers, saddened by the young woman and her unhappy love, asked to survive as a sign of the young man's love and to allow the woman to enjoy their beautiful sight in memory of her lover.

Hence, the flower as a symbol of remembrance.



Helichrysum - garden

INTERMEDIATE LAVENDER OR SINK OR SPIGO (HYBRID) plants:

Lavandula x intermedia Abrialis, Lavandula x intermedia Grappenhall, Lavandula x intermedia Gray Edge, Lavandula x intermedia Gros Bleu, Lavandula x intermedia Grosso, Lavandula x intermedia Hidcote Giant, Lavandula x intermedia intermedia Sumian, Lavandula x intermedia Super, Lavandula x intermedia Julien, Lavandula x intermedia Jaubert, Lavandula x intermedia Walberton's Silver Edge, Lavandula x intermedia Provence, Lavandula x intermedia hidcote white etc.

LAVENDER X CHAYTORAE plants:

lavender x chaytorae Richard Gray, woolly lavender

MANY VARIETIES OF ENGLISH TOOTHED LAVENDER, AND STOECHAS LAVENDER.

OUR 2 HECTARES LAVENDER AT THE FOOT OF ASSISI IS INTERESTING ALSO FROM THE BOTANICAL POINT OF VIEW, OUR LAVENDER FIELDS HAVE A WIDE COLLECTION OF VARIETIES OF LAVENDER, OVER 50, COMING FROM MANY COUNTRIES OF THE WORLD.

FOR THIS FEATURE IT IS PERHAPS UNIQUE IN ITALY.

THE WASHBASIN AND THE GARDEN OF AROMATIC PLANTS CAN BE VISITED

BY TELEPHONE APPOINTMENT. THE BEST PERIOD TO SEE THE FLOWERING OF THE LAVENDER OF ASSISI IS THE MONTH OF JUNE AND JULY.

For information for any purchases of plants and handicrafts (also by express courier) call 075 8043207 or 329 3332609 or if you want to see the images go to the pages that interest you or to go directly to the prices and the list of plants produced Go to the new website: www.illavandetodiassisi.com

lavender angustifolia hidcote blue

lavender x intermedia white

lavender x intermedia arabian 'night

Go to the page : Rosemary officinalis tall and creeping

For information for any purchases of plants and handicrafts (also by express courier) call 075 8043207 or 329 3332609 or if you want to see the images go to the pages that interest you or to go directly to the prices and the list of plants produced click here you will go to our catalog page :

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OUR PLANTS BEING GROWN OUTDOORS CAN BE PLACED FOR RESIDENCE EVEN IN WINTER

LAVENDER, ROSEMARY AND AROMATICS ARE VERY NECTARIFE PLANTS AND IDEAL FOR THE PRODUCTION OF HONEY.

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Last botanical garden, started in June 2015 and still under construction: Pond with water lilies in 5 colors

The lavender botanical garden was born in 2010

Lavender flowers can be used for bouquets, original decorations and bouquets wonderful :

The are wonderful compositions and centerpieces achievable with our lavender, a little imagination or a valid florist is enough to create bouquets, decorations for ceremonies and beautiful and unusual as well as fragrant locations.

We can provide you with flowers or even ready-made compositions.

Our lavender flower arrangements at: Hopefully good weather

From October to February / March we also ship one year old clod seedlings (lavender, rosemary, sage etc.), they are particularly rustic and easily transportable in a small space.

The average price for 1 year old plants and particular varieties is about 7 euros per plant in clod, potted plants with a diameter of 18 cm, 9 euros.

The common lavender plant in a 14 cm diameter pot costs 3.00 euros

while in a vase with a diameter of 18 euros 7.00

At our nursery you can also buy online all year round, by sending us an email for information or a quote [email protected] or by calling us at 075 8043207/329 3332609/3286482716

After that we will send you the quote and our bank details for the advance transfer

or in the case of small bags for a deposit

The shipment of the goods will take place after receipt of the transfer and by GLS express courier or through your courier

Lavender themed wedding

Wedding centerpiece with blue lavender, roses, white tulips and bridal bouquet with lavender and white tulips and centerpiece with dried blue lavender and fresh gysophila with jute vase cover

Bouquet and centerpiece for weddings with pink, blue and blue lavender together with roses, lilies, gerberas

Lavender wedding bouquet and pink roses

Bouquet of white lavender and roses and ivy

TEL. 075 8043207 cell. 328 6482716 329 3332609 E-mail [email protected]

WITH THE COLLECTED LAVENDER WE PACK BAGS AND BEARINGS EMBROIDERED TO

HAND FOR GIFT ITEMS, LINEN PERFUME,

FAVORS AND PLACES MARKERS FOR WEDDINGS AND EVENTS.

TEL. 075 8043207 cell. 328 6482716 329 3332609 E-mail [email protected]

Example of bags for wedding favors with lavender personalized with numbers (initials), dates and names can be applied to the bag, box with sugared almonds (even make dates), to pack original favors for wedding anniversaries, baptisms, communions, confirmations, weddings, graduations, parties and ceremonies, ideal to combine also with benefits, to solidarity scrolls

(however, a reminder of the event will remain for the guests).

Cross-stitch favors for sugared almonds or lavender holders in white Aida fabric.

Lavender bag in lilac checked fabric

Bag for Christmas gifts and gadgets

Wedding favor box: lavender bag

Cross-stitch embroidered favor with lavender bag and confetti

Pure linen Aida bag with hand embroidered initials

Above: example of personalized lavender sachets with initials, confetti can also be applied

Above: small bags in checkered fabric in various shades of lilac

Below: s egnalibro with pressed flowers, handmade and laminated

Favor for baptism:

bag with lavender embroidered in cross stitch.

Schemes for baptism:

pacifier, pony,

Madonna with Child.

Example of wedding favor packaging: in this case for baptism of a child with embroidered and hand-sewn lavender bag, box with 5 Mucci artisanal sugared almonds, can be packaged with cardboard box, it is also possible to add a bottle of lavender essential oil. The bags can be personalized with personal data: names, initials, dates ..

For other images go to the page: Bags for favors embroidered by hand (Assisi stitch, cross stitch), favors and place cards for weddings and parties

Wheat and lavender place card Wedding place card cinnamon lavender Wedding place card

Weddings and ceremonies, ideas for the bride and groom

with cross stitch embroidered angel, ideal for baptism and gift idea

Wedding place card with aromatic herbs

Lilac wedding place card: lavender and herbs bookmarks,

The placeholders (bookmarks) can be made with the many varieties of aromatic plants available to us, based on the number of tables. On the back, the name of the couple and the wedding date will be handwritten according to your requests.

The centerpiece can be made with an aromatic plant that can recall the place card or with other flowers.

Plasticized bookmark, with pressed flowers

Hand-painted boxes (portapourri and empty pockets) made by Perugina painter and decorator,

of the size, shape and themes required.

Ideal for precious favors, it is possible to paint on pen holders, ceramic objects, tiles, etc.

The subjects can be customized with your photos.

Favors with aromatic plants vase 14 cm in diameter with customizable jute vase cover

Wedding place card with plants, favors with

Wedding place card with plants, favors with plants

Lavender hearts, lavender hearts, lavender hearts Pinecones, spindles, lavender flasks, also cute as a place card

Our shop in Assisi, is located right above the most convenient parking lot to go to the Basilica of San Francesco Viale Marconi, 1 Piazza Giovanni Paolo II also known as Piazza Unità d 'Italia

(If you park at the Moiano car park you have to go towards the Basilica of San Francesco and go down another 300 meters to Piazza Giovanni Paolo II we are right next to the Hotel Windsor Savoia just outside Porta San Francesco and Porta San Pietro)

Open from 10.00 to 19.00 in the low season, make sure of the opening by calling :.

TEL. 075 8043207 cell. 329 1903440 328 6482716 329 3332609 E-mail

Our shop in Assisi is one of the richest shops in Assisi in handicraft products: we transform our lavender into gift items, lavender objects, with purple lilac fabrics or lavender flower designs, it is also a souvenir shop in Assisi with souvenirs originals, useful souvenirs and fragrant souvenirs with various essences

In our shop in Assisi 300 m from the Basilica of San Francesco you can also buy magnets, hand-painted pictures, Assisi guides.

Shopping Assisi , lavender products, Umbrian artisan products, shipping also by express courier.

A very fragrant and unique shop in which we have combined high quality handicrafts and lavender products with our delicious lavender handcrafted creations: Owls, ducklings, sheep, frogs, hearts But also scented artisan cribs, angels, hand-embroidered bags, bouquets lavender, grainy lavender flowers, dried lavender compositions, quality essential oils, incense, soaps, creams and natural lavender cosmetic products. Handcrafted beeswax candles, scented candles, lavender themed paintings, paintings and bookmarks with pressed flowers, lavender favors and fresh lavender flowers.

In addition, beautiful jewels made with beads and semi-precious stones, loom-woven scarves with precious wools, hand-painted silk scarves, bracelets, hand-painted, ceramic or wooden magnets, garden furniture items, aromatic plants and lavender plants, books and guides on Assisi, children's and coloring books, lavender honey, Umbrian honey, lavender biscuits, herbal teas, ... in our shop you will find an original, artisanal and quality thought for you and for all your loved ones and some very nice souvenirs from Assisi.

We also ship by express courier

We thank all our customers who came to visit us in the store.

In case you want to collect specific maps at the Assisi shop,

and not at our nursery in Castelnuovo which is always well stocked, for safety, please order them by phone

the day before at 075 816465 Look for us on facebook

At our garden nursery as well as produce and sell lavender plants and flowers etc. (click on the links on the left of the page)

given the beautiful setting and the tranquility of the countryside we host numerous courses:

The paintings made by Chiara are on display and on sale at our shop in Assisi

Year 2014 herbal tea & extraction techniques course registration is required!

TEL. 075 8043207 328 6482716

329 3332609

- About 2 hours of herbal tea preparation course: relaxing, anti-stress, anti-cellulite, digestive, draining, energizing.

Participants in the course will be provided with a small recipe book of herbal teas, the botanical cards of the medicinal plants used and a bunch of fresh herbs for the preparation of relaxing herbal tea. The price of the course and material is € 15.00 and will be held by Marila for info and registration for the course (required) tel 339 5388300 e-mail [email protected] People interested in the courses who cannot participate on the proposed dates, can call Marila 339 5388300 and will be called back when they will be stable others will also give a course of ointments and oleolites, a course to produce homemade soap, the courses are held by a Marila sector expert at Il Lavandeto di Assisi minimum 4 people.

Saturday and Sunday 21 and 22 June and 28 and 29 June 2014

Herbal Teas Infusions Decoctions and Health Herbs

for info and reservations Marila 3315040661

Each of the courses will have a total duration of about 2.30 hours and will begin with a short visit to the garden of aromatic and medicinal plants where the fresh leaves will be collected to make our herbal teas then continue by explaining how to prepare herbal teas on your own to relieve the small disturbances in a natural way.

It will also be provided with educational material including botanical cards of medicinal plants and a recipe book of herbal teas with doses, methods and administration based on the benefits to be obtained.

Both courses will be held by Dr. Marila graduated in pharmacy and passionate about herbal medicine and cosmetics

SATURDAY 12 April 2014 HOURS 10:00 - 1 LEVEL: Basic notions on extraction techniques (Infusion-Decoction-Maceration), on how to work the plants to use and their appropriate mixing, suitable materials and useful advice in order to prepare a good herbal teas (choice of mortar-mixing-conservation) The cost including a potted lemon balm seedling is € 22.00

SUNDAY 13 April 2014 AT 15:00 2 LEVEL: Choice of plants, combinations and mixtures of them to prepare herbal teas aimed at relieving small disorders (digestive-sleep) and useful for improving the functionality of the whole organism (purifying-draining-detoxifying ) The cost including a potted mint plant is € 23.00

Both courses will be held by Dr. Marila, a graduate in pharmacy and passionate about herbal medicine and cosmetics, if you want to join both levels the cost will be € 40.00.

The Lavandeto di Assisi First photo 6 June 2009, second June 2007

THE LAVANDETO OF ASSISI

NURSERY: VIA DEI LAGHETTI, 15 06088 CASTELNUOVO DI ASSISI (Perugia)

SHOP: VIALE GUGLIELMO MARCONI, 1 ASSISI 075 816465

VAT number: 02702760543

TEL 075 8043207 AND 329 3332609 E-MAIL [email protected]

Assisi places to visit for tourists, schools and green itineraries

Tourist itinerary Assisi, places to visit Assisi and surroundings

Assisi panorama, photogallery, Assisi photos, Assisi images

Plant nursery and sales point Via dei laghetti 15, 06088 Castelnuovo di Assisi

Perugia VAT number: 02702760543 TEL 329 3332609 075 816465/328 6482716 E-MAIL [email protected]

Shop for handicrafts and lavender products Assisi city Viale Guglielmo Marconi, 1 TEL 075 816465

Since you will realize the garden yourself (do-it-yourself garden) you can also sort the plants gradually and in several stages but you will have the advantage of following a project, knowing the final result and using plants of the Mediterranean flora, rustic suitable for your climate , and to drought but at the same time you will create a garden that is not identical to all the others. In fact, the classic nurseries, not being able to specialize in all the plants they market, have always sold the same plants, that is: a single variety of lavender, sage, rosemary, thyme, etc. instead nature offers one huge and wonderful choice, in our nursery / garden we cultivate and select many varieties: 50 types of lavender, 40 ornamental and officinal sages, 10 types of rosemary, various thyme, oregani, mind, phlomis etc ... and since we produce them and we grow them ourselves we will be able to advise you, even by telephone 075 8043207 329 3332609 e-mail [email protected]

How to order the plants

For information and to purchase our products by express courier, please

enter the pages of the site: list on the right of the monitor, send us a request for a quote by e-mail [email protected] or call us by phone at 075 8043207 or 329 3332609

We will make an estimate and then, after your confirmation and after receipt of the advance bank transfer, we will ship by express courier. Price of common lavender plants (improperly called angustifolia) seedlings in pots with a diameter of 14 euros 3. Price of 2-year-old lavenders (not common over 50 varieties) in a pot with a diameter of 18 euros 9.00 or in clods euros 7. Price of ornamental sages (40 rare varieties with very long flowering) in pots diameter 14 cm € 7, aromatic plants € 3 or 4. Minimum order € 60 (in February € 40.00). Shipping costs 15 euros per carton. Go to our catalog

YOU CAN BUY OUR PRODUCTS AT OUR HEADQUARTERS IN CASTELNUOVO DI ASSISI , OR AT OUR STORE OF LAVENDER PRODUCTS, LAVENDER OBJECTS AND UMBRIAN CRAFTSMANSHIP IN ASSISI CITTA 'THROUGH THE E-COMMERCE SITE: WWW.ILLAVANDETOSTORE.COM, OR BY SHIPPING WITH EXPRESS COURIER E-MAIL [email protected] AND MORE IMPORTANT PARTICIPANTS. ITALIAN FLOWER NURSERY MARKET.

To order bags, lavender gift items, wedding favors, lavender products and flowers

you can consult the pages of the site Bags for favors , perfume bags , bunches of lavender and grainy lavender flowers , or call for information and prices at 075 8043207 and 328 6482716, or through our e-commerce site illavandetostore.com Or you can come directly to our nursery in Castelnuovo di Assisi, to the shop in the center of Assisi or to the horticultural exhibitions and markets in which we participate.

Lavender bags. lavender bags, lavender favors


O.K. so it’s only the end of February, and perhaps we’re being a bit over optimistic, but it’s 18 degrees Celsius today, and after the icy wind, snow and ice (the horrible freezing wind, the snow, and the ice) that has imprisoned Serena, myself (Geoff) and five crazy cats within our little house for days on end, it’s time to stretch your legs (stretch our legs), do some exercise (do some exercise), and breathe some fresh air (and breath a bit of fresh air). Well what better way to do that than with one of my favorite hobbies: gardening (gardening).

I've always found gardening a very creative and therapeutic pastime. In fact when we lived in the city and had really stressful jobs it was my garden and vegetable garden (garden and vegetable plot) which kept me reasonably sane, whilst at the same time supplying us with lovely fresh produce throughout most of the year. Living here in Lunigiana, immersed in the green of nature (immersed in the green of nature) has undoubtedly had an impact on my attitude to gardening. Firstly, the rhythm of life here is completely different, things play out on a human scale (in a more natural and gentle way), and although there is occasional stress I no longer depend upon my garden to keep me sane. Secondly, fresh, reasonably priced local produce is very easy to come by, although of course there’s nothing quite like filling a basket with tomatoes or eggplant hand picked from your own vegetable garden.

I’ve certainly had plenty of time during these wintery weeks to contemplate the small garden in front of our house (the little garden in front of our house), and I'm ready for action! Directly outside the French doors of our kitchen is a terrace in piagne (a flagstone terrace) and, surrounding that on two sides, a sunny piece of land. About four years ago, knowing that this little south facing area would be subject to some quite extreme temperatures, I began to experiment with a few typical Mediterranean plants (typical Mediterranean plants): Rosemary (Rosemary), Sage (Sage), thyme (Thyme), Santolina Marittima (Silver Ragwort), Cineraria (Lavender Cotton), Helichrysum (Helichrysum, or Curry Plant), Oleander (Oleander), and so on. These plants are all able to resist the hard winters that we can experience up here at 500 meters in the foothills of the Tuscan-Emilian Apennines mountains, but also the scorching hot sun (lion sun) and Drought (drought) of July and August.

The garden was developing well, until it became apparent that 'Mr Romarino is Mrs Sage' (Mr Rosemary and Mrs Sage) had visions of grandeur, and were planning a coup. Those two little plants, which I had rescued from the almost certain oblivion of my mother in laws balcony, began their new lives as the first tenacious occupants of my new garden. Then suddenly one morning four years later, I look out of the window to find myself confronted with a pair of monstrous threatening bugs (nasty monstrous menacing plants). It's funny how things creep up on you like that!

Now don't get me wrong, I'm not the typical English gardener who fusses around with flower beds (flower beds - allegedly the hardest word for an non Italian to pronounce correctly, although I always seem to have more trouble with planes - aeroplanes) and gnome endowed English lawns (lawns). I like my gardens (and wives) to have something wild (wild) about them, as the tension between order and chaos has always been very appealing to me. But those pesky Mediterranean herbs were moving things too far towards the latter for my liking. I know there and then (there and then) I decided on a radical pruning and transplanting campaign (a radical campaign of pruning and transplanting)

Read more about my battle with the garden in my next blog.

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