An endemic plant of the highlands of Madagascar, the HelichrysumBracteiferumis a very aromatic shrub. It differs from the female variety by its leaves with three main lanceolate veins and its smaller size. Itsessential oil is obtained by steam distillation of helichrysum bracteiferum (DC.) Humbert. With an atypical curry taste, this essential oil has an aromatic and herbaceousfragrance. Given the intensity of its essential oil, the Helichrysum symbolizes victory over violence. This is the essential oil of people of character.