Common Shrubby Everlasting, Eternal Flower, Elichrysum orientale, Elichrysum stoechas, Everlasting, Fleur de Pied de Chat, Gnaphalium angustifolium, Gnaphalium italicum, Gnaphalium orientale, Gnaphalium stoechas, Goldilocks, Harnblumen, Hélichryse, Hélichryse d’Orient, Hélichryse Rouge, Helichrysum, Helichrysum augustifolium, Helichrysum italicum, Helichrysum orientale, Helichrysum stoechas, Helicriso, Immortelle, Immortelle d'Italie, Katzenpfotchenbluten, Sardinian Dwarf Curry Plant, Yellow Chaste Weed.<br/><br/>


Overview Information

Sandy everlasting is a fragrant-smelling shrub commonly found in Europe. There are over 300 related species. The parts of the plant that grow above the ground, especially the dried flowers, are used to make medicine.

Sandy everlasting is used for upset stomach (dyspepsia), liver disorders, and gallbladder disease. It is also used for chronic bronchitis, asthma, whooping cough, burns, joint pain (rheumatism), headache, migraine, fluid retention, allergies, and a skin condition called psoriasis.

In foods, beverages, and tobacco, the sandy everlasting extract is used as a flavoring.

In manufacturing, it is used in perfumes, and before- and after-sun products.

How does it work?

Sandy everlasting contains chemicals that might help fight bacteria, reduce swelling (inflammation), and increase the production of digestive juices. It might also boost the liver’s ability to process harmful toxins. Of the over 300 species of sandy everlasting, many have similar active ingredients, but in different amounts.


Uses & Effectiveness?

Insufficient Evidence for

More evidence is needed to rate the effectiveness of sandy everlasting for these uses.

Side Effects

Side Effects & Safety

Sandy everlasting is safe in food amounts and appears to be safe for most people when taken by mouth in recommended medicinal amounts.

Special Precautions & Warnings:

Pregnancy and breast-feeding: Sandy everlasting is safe for pregnant and breast-feeding women in food amounts. But larger medicinal amounts should be avoided until more is known.

Gallstones: Avoid using sandy everlasting if you have gallstones. It might interfere with treatment.

Blockage of the bile ducts: Don’t use sandy everlasting if you have this problem. Sandy everlasting stimulates bile production, and that could make the blockage worse.

Allergy to ragweed, daisies, and related plants: Sandy everlasting may cause an allergic reaction in people who are sensitive to the Asteraceae/Compositae plant family. Members of this family include ragweed, chrysanthemums, marigolds, daisies, and many others. If you have allergies, be sure to check with your healthcare provider before taking sandy everlasting.



We currently have no information for SANDY EVERLASTING Interactions.



The appropriate dose of sandy everlasting depends on several factors such as the user's age, health, and several other conditions. At this time there is not enough scientific information to determine an appropriate range of doses for sandy everlasting. Keep in mind that natural products are not always necessarily safe and dosages can be important. Be sure to follow relevant directions on product labels and consult your pharmacist or physician or other healthcare professional before using.

View References


  • Angioni A, Barra A, Arlorio, et al. Chemical composition, plant genetic differences, and antifungal activity of the essential oil of Helichrysum italicum G. Don ssp. microphyllum (Willd) Nym. J Agric Food Chem 2003;51:1030-4. View abstract.
  • Electronic Code of Federal Regulations. Title 21. Part 182 -- Substances Generally Recognized As Safe. Available at:
  • Nostro A, Cannatelli MA, Musolino AD, et al. Helichrysum italicum extract interferes with the production of enterotoxins by Staphylococcus aureus. Lett Appl Microbiol 2002;35:181-4. View abstract.
  • Sala A, Recio M, Giner RM, et al. Anti-inflammatory and antioxidant properties of Helichrysum italicum. J Pharm Pharmacol 2002;54:365-71. View abstract.
  • Sala A, Recio M, Schinella GR, et al. A new dual inhibitor of arachidonate metabolism isolated from Helichrysum italicum. Eur J Pharmacol 2003;460:219-26. View abstract.

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