As I tend to bruise easily, I decided to add this essential oil to my first-aid kit. I recently used Helichrysum to rapidly reduce the swelling on a badly bruised finger. Before bed, I rubbed helichrysum oil over the bruise. In the morning, there was a marked improvement in the condition of my finger.
(I first used it on our dog's ear when she developed a huge hematoma. The vet said it would take a couple of months for the blood in the hematoma to be reabsorbed, but after a week of daily applications of helichrysum, Holly's ear was back to normal.)
Some other uses: Allergies, bloating, colds, hemorrhoids, muscle pain, skin conditions, and more.