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Common Name: Everlasting Flower
Helichrysum arenarium is a perennial plant that can grow up to 0.30 metres tall.
It is harvested from the wild for local use as a medicine..
Dry sandy places, heaths, dunes, pine forests etc[
Requires a well-drained, sunny sheltered position[
Often cultivated for its flowers which are extensively used as a decoration and in wreaths etc[
Members of this genus are rarely if ever troubled by browsing deer[
The fresh or dried flowers, or the entire flowering herb, are cholagogue, diuretic, skin and stomachic[
]. An infusion is used in the treatment of gall bladder disorders and as a diuretic in treating rheumatism, cystitis etc[
A homeopathic remedy is made from the flowering plant[
]. It is used in the treatment of gall bladder disorders and lumbago[
Seed - sow late winter/early spring in a greenhouse. The seed usually germinates in 2 - 3 weeks at 20°c. When they are large enough to handle, prick the seedlings out into individual pots and grow them on in the greenhouse for at least their first winter. Plant them out into their permanent positions in late spring or early summer, after the last expected frosts.