Plants and Health

Geranium: health benefits and virtues


Geranium is an ornamental plant that also offers many health benefits and virtues.

The Geranium Grass Robert or geranium robertianum is an annual or biennial plant usually found in hedges and rubble.

Geranium reaches 30-40 cm in height, it is native to France and Europe and belongs to the Geraniaceae family.

Robert's Grass geranium, for the record

The Robert Geranium was rented by a 17th century physician, Sennert.

According to him, geranium fights infertility and cancer of the uterus.

Robert's herb geranium and its health benefits

  • You suffer from diarrhea or fromuterine bleeding? Geranium, astringent and antispasmodic, can relieve you.
  • Another benefit: the geranium would be anti-diabetic, it decreases the presence of sugar.
  • In external use, geranium is used in gargling against the tonsillitis, the inflammation of the tonsils, in lotion for eye pain, from time to time in poultices in themilky engorgement of the breasts and to promote wound healing.
  • The fresh leaves chopped relieve skin irritations and take care wounds and cuts.

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> Internal use:

Geranium infusion: 20-25 g of flowering tops or 40-50 g of dried plant per liter of boiled water. Leave in contact for 20 minutes and drink 3 or 4 cups a day. In case of diarrhea or anti-diabetic.

> External use:

Geranium gargles : against tonsillitis, you can use the same infusion (or a slightly more concentrated decoction) in gargles.

Geranium poultices: apply against wounds the juice or poultices of crushed plant.

TheRobert Herb essential oil has antiseptic properties.

Growing Robert's Grass geranium for its benefits

Geranium is planted at The shadow or to half shade in good soil drained, humus, even dry and poor.

Origin of the word "geranium"

The word "geranium" comes from the Latin ruber, "Red" because the leaves of this delicate geranium turn red at the end of the season.

It also has a rather unpleasant smell which earned it in Great Britain the nickname of "stinking bob "-" Bob-qui-stinks ", Bon being the diminutive of Robert.

As for the name of the genus, it comes from the Greek geranos, "Crane" : the fruits of geraniums evoke the long beak of a bird.

In fact, the geraniums on our balconies are pelargoniums, from the Greek pelargos, "Stork" for the same reason.

> Gardening: how to properly grow geranium on our balconies

Robert's grass geranium in a pot?

Growing geranium in pots is quite possible ...

Beware of little animals!

Nothing serious to report on that side. Geranium is spared from enemies and diseases.

Blandine Merlin

Video: Medicinal uses of Geranium (October 2020).