July 27, 2016

Immortelle

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What other names is Immortelle known by?

Common Shrubby Everlasting, Eternal Flower, Gnaphale des Sables, Goldilocks, Helichrysum arenarium, Herbe à Curry, Immortelle des Dunes, Immortelle des Sables, Perlière des Sables, Pluma de Príncipe, Siempreviva del Monte, Yellow Chaste Weed.

What is Immortelle?

Immortelle is a plant. The dried flower is used to make medicine.

People take immortelle for liver and gallbladder disorders, including gallstones with accompanying cramps. It is also used to treat upset stomach (dyspepsia), loss of appetite, and fluid retention; to stimulate bile flow; and to fight germs.

Be careful not to confuse immortelle with sandy everlasting (Helichrysum angustifolium) or with immortal (Asclepias asperula).

Insufficient Evidence to Rate Effectiveness for...

  • Gallstones and other gallbladder problems.
  • Liver disorders.
  • Upset stomach (dyspepsia) .
  • Loss of appetite.
  • Stimulating bile flow.
  • Fighting bacteria.
  • Other conditions.
More evidence is needed to rate the effectiveness of immortelle for these uses.

Natural Medicines Comprehensive Database rates effectiveness based on scientific evidence according to the following scale: Effective, Likely Effective, Possibly Effective, Possibly Ineffective, Likely Ineffective, and Insufficient Evidence to Rate (detailed description of each of the ratings).


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