lat. Helichrysum italicum
hrv. Primorsko smilje
Also known as dwarf everlast, immortelle is a perennial plant, growing up to 0.3 meters.
History and Origin
The plant is found in Eastern France all the way to Denmark, as well as on the mountains of Uzbekistan. It is also widely spread on the Dalmatian Coast in Croatia. There the locals often pick and sell the plant throughout the summer.
The Immortelle flowers are used in the treatment of gall bladder disorder, rheumatism and cystitis. It is also a well known component in zahraa, an herbal tea used for medicinal purposes.
The dried plant is often used for decorative purposes along the Mediterranean coast.