The essential oil obtained from Everlasting (Helichrysum italicum) cultivated in the Yattir mountains contains high levels of Neryl acetate and Gamma-curcumene, similarly to the renowned Everlasting oil obtained from cultivation in Corsica, which sells or over 3000 USD per Kg (1400 USD per lb). Oil obtained from distillation of wild plants in Eastern Europe is richer in alpha-pinene, a far less therapeutic ingredient.
J Ethnopharmacol. 2014 Jan 10;151(1):54-65.
Helichrysum italicum: from traditional use to scientific data.
One mechanism of Helichrysum italicum ‘s powerful anti-inflammatory effect is described in the following:
Eur J Pharmacol. 2003 Jan 24;460(2-3):219-26.
A new dual inhibitor of arachidonate metabolism isolated from Helichrysum italicum.
Lavender is very well known for its healing effect on skin. One recent study showing this:
Evidence-Based Complementary and Alternative Medicine
Volume 2013 (2013), Article ID 361832, 9 pages
A Comparison Study of Growth Factor Expression following Treatment with Transcutaneous Electrical Nerve Stimulation, Saline Solution, Povidone-Iodine, and Lavender Oil in Wounds Healing
Nat Prod Commun. 2011 Oct;6(10):1545-8.
Essential oil of Myrtus communis inhibits inflammation in rats by reducing serum IL-6 and TNF-alpha.
Extracts in jojoba oil and in shea butter, as well as the essential oils, of everlasting, lavender and myrtle