Helichrysum arenarium is also known as dwarf everlast, and as immortelle.
As a perennial plant, it grows to be an average of 0.3 m tall.
It is found in Eastern France to Denmark as well as on the mountains of Uzbekistan on sandy grasslands, and heathland. It is also widely spread on the Dalmatian Coast in Croatia where locals regularly pick and sell it throughout the summer (weather permitting even as late as September and October).
An infusion of the bright yellow flowers is used in the treatment of gall bladder disorders and as a diuretic in treating rheumatism and cystitis. It is a component in zahraa, an herbal tea used for medicinal purposes in Syria.
It is being used also as a component of herbal fruit teas.
The dried plant is often used for decorative purposes along with, or instead of, its relative Helichrysum bracteatum.
Helichrysum stoechas is similar to the Helichrysum arenarium species, but the leaves are all linear, with rolled under edges. It is found in western France on dunes near the sea.
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