Everlasting flower is an ancient herb, which has a long history of use. Traditionally this herb has been used for kidney and liver illnesses, and for gastrointestinal tract disorders. Everlasting flowers contain volatile oil, vitamins, glycosides, alcohol, tannins, fatty acids, minerals and trace elements. The properties of everlasting flower are anti-inflammatory, antibacterial, spasmolytic, cholagogic, diuretic and improving metabolism. The herb helps reduce cholesterol in blood.
Use. Everlasting flowers can be taken as infusion, decoction or extract. Preparations of everlasting flowers are of great help for cholecystitis, cholelithiasis, hepatitis. An infusion is used in the treatment of gall bladder disorders and as a diuretic in treating rheumatism, cystitis etc. A homeopathic remedy is made from the flowering plant. It is used for gall bladder disorders and lumbago.