Helichrysum petiolare, known as licorice or liquorice plant, silver bush everlasting flower, trailing dusty miller and kooigoed, is a species of flowering plant in the family Asteraceae, native to South Africa and introduced to Portugal and the United States of America.
Helichrysum petiolare is a herbaceous perennial, a mound-forming evergreen shrub growing to 50 cm (20 in) tall by 2 m (6 ft 7 in) or more, with woolly grey-green leaves and dull white flowerheads in late summer (but not if grown as an annual in cooler climates.
It is cultivated for its foliage effect and as groundcover. This plant prefers sun to part-shade with well drained soil, being susceptible to root rot and is hardy to zones 9-11. The foliage has a faint licorice aroma. 
Its traditional common name of kooigoed translates as "bedding stuff" and it is still used to provide a soft and aromatic mattress. It is listed as a weed in the state of California.
The essential oil has been investigated for its anti-microbial, anti-oxidant, and anti-inflammatory properties. In South Africa it forms a component of traditional African medicine. The leaves and twigs are boiled and prepared as a sort of tea to soothe coughs and fever. The leaves are also applied to wounds to prevent infection, and are ceremonially burnt to produce a traditional incense. 
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