Powers: Longevity, Health, Healing
Magical Uses: Use in spells of longevity. Keep in home or carry to prevent sickness and ill-health.
Health: native to the Mediterranean, the golden yellow flower heads of the helichrysum are collected before they open for herbal use to make aromatic, spicy, and slightly bitter teas. The name is derived from the Greek: helios meaning sun, and chrysos meaning gold. In areas of South Africa it has been used as an aphrodisiac and also as a food. Usually it is seen as a garden ornamental. Any tea containing helichrysum should be strained before drinking.