BOTANICAL NAME: pelargonium graveolens
PARTS USED: flowers, leaves, stalks
DISTILLATION METHOD: steam
FRAGRANCE: floral, leafy, rose-like
BLENDS WELL WITH: allspice, basil, bergamot, citronella, clary sage, fennel, frankincense, galbanum, grapefruit, jasmine, juniper, lavender, lemon, lemongrass, lime, mandarin, myrrh, neroli, nutmeg, palmarosa, patchouli, peppermint, petitgrain, rose, sandalwood, tangerine.
PHYSICAL & AROMATIC BENEFITS: anxiety, balancing, cooling, creativity, nervous tension, normalizing, relaxing, self-hypnosis, soothing, stress, acne, Alzheimer's disease, amenorrhea, analgesic, antibacterial, antidepressant, antifungal, antiseptic, antispasmodic, antiviral, asthma, astringent, black eyes, blisters, blood disorders, broken capillaries, bruises, cellulite, chapped lips, chapped skin, chilblains, chills, circulatory stimulant, cirrhosis of liver, cold sores, constipation, convalescence, cramps, diabetes, diarrhea, dry hair, dry skin, dysmenorrhea, endometriosis, female infertility, fractures, frostbite, hair loss, hay fever, hemorrhoids, herpes, hot flashes, immunity stimulant, inguinal hernia, insect repellent, jet lag, laryngitis, lice, lower abdominal pain, menopause, menorrhagia, muscular dystrophy, nerve tonic, normal hair, normal skin, oily skin, osteoporosis, Parkinson's disease, PMS symptoms, Raynaud's disease, rheumatoid arthritis, sedative, shock, sinusitis, stomachaches, throat infections, thrush, varicose veins, writer's cramp, yeast infections.
MAGICAL USES: happiness, protection.
The Essential Oil of Geranium is extracted through steam distillation of the stem and leaves of the Geranium plant. The main components of this oil are Alpha Pinene, Myrcene, Limonene, Menthone, Linalool, Geranyl Acetate, Citronellol, Geraniol, and Geranyl Butyrate.
Antibacterial: kills or inhibits bacteria.
Antimicrobial: capable of destroying or inhibiting the growth of microbes.
Astringent: a substance that draws tissue together, restricting the flow of blood.
Cicatrizant: a healing agent.
Deodorant: Any agent acting to eliminate, reduce, mask, or control odor.
Diuretic: increases the amount or frequency of urination.
Haemostatic & Styptic: Bringing about contraction of tissues, especially to stop bleeding.
Tonic: restorative and curative; intended to invigorate.
Vermifuge: something that acts as a drug to cause expulsion or death of intestinal worms.
Other Benefits: It can be employed in treatment of acne, dermatitis, infections of nose, throat and other respiratory organs, eczema, neuralgia, burns, ulcers, tonsillitis, and PMS. Further, it has great mental uplifting effects and can be very effective in treating depression, anxiety, and anger.
Safety Warning: Avoid overuse. May irritate sensitive skin. Avoid if history of estrogen-dependent cancer or hypoglycemia. Do not use if pregnant. Do not confuse with rose geranium. Never ingest essential oils without a prescription. Use carrier oil when applying to skin.