The Life is a member of the mint family and derives its name from the powerful and lingering scent of curry when the leaves or stems are crushed. It is indigenous to North America, especially around North and South Carolina, and has for ages been employed for countless healing and therapeutic purposes.
Known variously by the Latin name Helicrysium stoechas and by the area name of cudweed, Life Everlasting Flowers appear on downy stalks in numerous crowds of white flowers. They carry a supportive and comforting aroma and are proven to induce sleep.
The Life Flowers are commonly recommended in herbal meditation blends for encouraging spirituality and personal growth. The aroma is believed by some to open the best side of the mind everlasting flowers, improving creativity and dream activity. The flowers may also be valued particularly because of their decorative beauty in dried floral arrangements and wreaths that last for years. Dried herbs of the plant make a soothing tea infusion or bath.
The Life Flower herb is a perennial root that creeps and propagates easily almost like a troublesome weed. But its medicinal and therapeutic applications are extensive. Some individuals have chewed the leaves and flowers as a remedy for mouth and throat ulcerations and they’re used regularly as a natural astringent. The Life Everlasting herb was even a replacement for smoking tobacco with New England fisherman. Smoking the herb in an alternative way by inhaling the smoke of the burning herb was at once considered good for coughs of the lungs and headache. Fresh juice from the Life Everlasting Flower has been considered an aphrodisiac. The flowers are attributed with a small litany of properties: expectorant, diaphoretic, anodyne, astringent, ectoral, and expectorant, to call a few. The Life Everlasting Flowers are requested difficulties with pulmonary. diarrhea, dysentary, coughs, colds, pains in the breast. Powders and warm infusions of the Life Everlasting herb have now been found in leucorrhea, diseases of the bowels, and for hemorrhages. The herb is found in poultices for sprains, painful swellings, bruises, boils, bug bites-even tumors and contusions.
The Life Everlast-Flower is steeped in American Indian history. Different tribes used decoctions to treat many neurological and skin disorders. They made tea infusions with the flowers for asthma, bronchitis, and colds. Currently, the Life Everlasting Flower has been increasingly found in blends for skin and bad bruises for how this indicates to reabsorb blood into tissue and remove pain and discoloration from nerve damage.