- Botanical name: Helichrysum italicum
- Method of extraction: steam distillation of flowering tops
- Active ingredients: Italidiones, neryl acetate
The curry plant (Helichrysum italicum) is a species of flowering plant of the Asteraceae family and the genus Helichrysum. It is present all around the Mediterranean. It takes the form of a small bush 40 to 60 cm in height, flowering golden yellow from early June to late July. It is a perennial plant particularly well adapted to dry plateaus.
Our range is composed of two qualities of Helichrysum italicum essential oil: the Corsican type, with a high rate of neryl acetate (30%) and the Sardinian type, whose rate of néryl acetate is lower (20%).
We produce 500kg annually, for aromatherapy. Its use in perfumery remains marginal.