For a long time, immortelle was absent from our pharmacopoeia. However, in ancient times and during the Middle Ages, it had many medicinal applications, including "liver remedy", diuretic, vermifuge, antispasmodic, analgesic, etc. It was known for its capacity to reduce bruising and is now used in aromatherapy for this property.
The essential oil, obtained by steam distillation of the flowering heads, naturally combats skin aging. It has an anti-free radical action, which protects cellular membranes against aging. It stimulates collagen production, thus improving skin firmness. Lastly, it improves skin microcirculation, boosting cell renewal. The floral water, which is also a produce of distillation, is used in cleansing products as it is more gentle and refreshing.