Helichrysum oil, also known as ‘Everlasting’ and ‘Immortal’ essential oil, is made from the European flower species H.Angustifolium and H. Italicum. The oil is well known for its restorative properties to the skin, liver and nervous system but I discovered that it is also known for its ability to help ear health problems such as hearing loss and tinnitus.
I’ve compiled all the information and positive reports from users that I found here so you don’t have to search for it. They should link to the original page:
We found information that Helichrysum can help if the hearing loss is due to infection and inflammation, and also in some cases of nerve damage. Results can be wonderful, with profound hearing returning, to much more subtle improvements with some hearing only restored after several months of use. If hearing loss is due to deterioration or arthritis of the small bones in the ear – most likely there will be no improvement at all. As with any medication or medical plan, there are no guarantee’s
I had no hearing in my left ear at all. For two month I used Helichrysum Blend in the morning and in the evening. I put the oil on a small cotton ball and put it inside my ear. Sometimes I put Lavender on it as well. I can talk on the phone now and hear like normal.
I used Helichrysum Blend for tinnitus! It took a week or two to notice a difference, and it’s completely gone after about 5 months. I used a drop of Helichrysum on a cotton ball at night and put it in ear. About 2-3x a day I apply it around my ear and the back side of my ear (next to my hairline).
It works great on all ear ailments. BIG time! Just put some on the tip of your pinky finger and rub it into the ear canal until you hear it clicking and sloshing a bit. smile emoticon From my knowledge base, you mustn’t drop Essential Oil’s directly INTO the ear canal, but rubbing it into the outer ear canal in powerful on all ear issues.
My new journey with Helichrysum has been amazing. I have struggled with Meniere’s for two years, with tinnitus, hearing loss and vertigo. I began with Lavender and then add this one. This combination has helped with these in wondrous ways. I have not had a vertigo attack since I started this duo. Wow!
Some people claim that Helichrysum can improve hearing and reverse some loss of hearing (active in motivating heavy metals to leave brain and auditory areas – chelating agent for metallic, chemicals and toxins).
I am hearing impaired and have read about this oil, so I found this company and ordered it. I got this oil from this company on Saturday 16th and started to put the oil behind my ears as well in the ear canal, but do not drip the oil into the eardrum. I have been doing this twice a day and within 3 days I was getting better clarity in my hearing. I wasn’t wearing hearing aids and I was able to hear family talk behind me while the tv was on and browsing on the iPad. I have only been doing this for a week total, but will continue ….. Very excited about the potential..
Helichrysum Essential Oil has been used for hearing loss due to nerve damage. One customer who heard other deaf people experience success, applied it daily around the outside of his ears and inside as far as the pointer finger could fit and in 3 months was hearing through walls, something he had not been able to do since he went deaf when he was 5 years old.
My sister suddenly had complete nerve deafness in her left ear 19 years ago. Doctors told her there was nothing they could do. After hearing that they had had success in Egypt using Helichrysum for nerve deafness, she decided to give it a try. What did she have to lose? After faithfully applying one drop of Helichrysum daily to the mastoid bone behind her ear for 7 months, she had regained significant hearing in her left ear. After 11 months, it was even greater. Praise God for Helichrysum!
I suffered a head injury from a motor vehicle accident 20 years ago and lost hearing in my left ear. One year ago I hit my head and had recurrent symptoms similar to the head injury 20 years ago–tinnitus and fullness in the head and difficulty hearing in my good ear. I was especially concerned to conserve my hearing in my right ear. I put Helichrysum oil around the ear and on the reflex points for the brain and ear on my feet. I repeated this every 20 min and after 2 hours my symptoms disappeared! I was amazed!
But after about four days, I thought I was hearing better, but wasn’t sure of it. After a week, there was no doubt about it. I was able to hear the minister, and take part in conversations where only one person was speaking at a time. Also, for the first time in several years, I was able to hear the birds singing outside the house. It was so wonderful hearing them sing.
Off course I can’t verify any of these statements but I decided to give it a try anyway. It’s quite a scarce plant so prices are high and my 5 ml bottle cost me just over £20 (Corsican variety of H. italicum). But given it it has so many wonderful benefits I wanted to introduce it to my medicinal kit. Anyway, for me, I would give every last penny I have to get my hearing back so what’s £20 anyway?
I’ve been using Helichrysum oil for about a month now every night before I go to bed. I’m massaging a few drops of it undiluted, directly to the outside of my ears and just inside the bowl (please do not put ANYTHING directly into your ears) and all around the ear at the scalp and a bit down the neck. Its a nice soothing thing to do for oneself and takes very little time to do. I’m going to start massaging it into the ear reflexology points of my feet from now on. This is just below the two little toes
Its already shown itself to be a fantastic wound healer. I had a really deep cut to my thumb from a clumsy accident with the guillotine. It wouldn’t heal for at least a week. When my Helichrysum Oil finally arrived I dabbed a bit of it on my wound and the next day it seemed to have started healing over. It really was quite a difference.
Some of the properties of Helichrysum Essential Oil that I found online:
- Encourages cell growth and repair – speeds up the healing of wounds, bruises and bones, and reduces the appearance of skin marks, wrinkles, stretch marks and scars.
- Smooths, moisturizes and softens skin. Used in anti-aging products for its rejuvenating benefits to the skin (emollient)
- Reduces swelling and inflammation (anti-inflammatory)
- Can ease digestive, facial, or pulmonary spasms as well as other muscle spasms (Anti-spasmodic)
- Helps to thin the blood (anti-coagulant)
- Protects wounds from becoming septic and can be directly applied to wounds, cuts, pricks, and any other open sores that could become infected (antiseptic)
- Protects the body against many microbial infections – anti-microbial/anti-viral/anti-fungal.
- Strengthens, regenerates and protects the nervous system (nervine)
- Soothes, regulates, protects and detoxifies the liver (hepatic)
- Keeps the spleen healthy and free from infections (splenic)
- Clears accumulation of blood or blood clots (anti-hematic)
- Expectorant – warms the respiratory system and gives relief from continuous cough and congestion
- Energetically and emotionally –
- opens and strengthens the solar plexus
- uplifts and increases feeling of safety and security.
- cuts through emotional blocks and allows release of repressed emotions.
- strengthens patience, persistence and compassion
- for those who do too much, try to control too much and take too little time out for themselves causing resentment, frustration, irritability, and moodiness. For those with a negative attitude brought on by the vulnerability of emotional trauma.
Given these properties, Helichrysum Oil is indicated within the treatment of
skin disorders, digestive disorders, bronchitis, colds, coughs, gallbladder infections, menstrual cramps, and sinus infections, asthma, bronchitis, whooping cough, headaches, liver ailments, arthritis, backache, carpal tunnel syndrome, rheumatism, and sciatica, varicose veins, hearing loss and tinnitus….and much more.
Which type and where to buy?
I have spoken to an experienced aromatherapist and she has confirmed that the variety must be Corsican variety – Helichrysum italicum. She also recommended a company called Oshadhi. I haven’t used this brand myself but she said from chemical analysis their oils are very pure. They are a LOT more expensive but if you want highest quality oils then you may want to try them. They say you get what you pay for!
I myself simply purchased one that seemed to be good value for money but not too cheap. Expect to pay around £20-£30 for 5ml (yes its not cheap!). Make sure it is 100% pure. Here are some options to look at if you can’t afford Oshadi:
- Naissance 100% Pure Helichrysum Essential Oil – 5ml
- Nature Sun Aroms – Organic Helichrysum Essential Oil – 5ml
Other oils indicated to help for tinnitus and hearing loss conditions include:
Lavender, Geranium, Cypress and Juniper Berry.
Have you found any benefits to your hearing loss or tinnitus from Helichrysum Oil?
Please let me know…comment below. I’d really like this blog to become a resource of positive news stories for others recovering from this condition or similar ones. There is WAY TOO MUCH information online telling us that hearing loss cannot be restored….with this brain-washing it’s no wonder we don’t get better!
Our minds are powerful, lets focus on tapping into the body’s innate healing capability. We must believe it is possible. So lets put all the good new stories in one place and focus on those x