The curry plant, Asteraceae family, is from the Mediterranean region where it was originally grown as a herb, for its oil, and for medicinal uses. The oil from its flowers is used as an anti-inflammatory, fungicidal, and astringent. Our lab assessed the volatile oils of the curry plant and the dwarf curry plant.
1997. Tucker, A.O., M.J. Maciarello, D.J. Charles and J.E. Simon. Volatile leaf oil of the curry plant [Helichrysum italicum (Roth) G. Don subsp. italicum] and dwarf curry plant [subsp. microphyllum (Willd.) Nyman] in the North American Herb Trade. J. Essential Oil Research 9(5):583-585.
1991. Charles, D.J. and J.E. Simon. Volatile compounds of the curry plant. HortScience 26(1):69-70