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Geranium has been used for centuries in skin care

By Rosa parks


Geranium also called Cranesbill (genus Geranium) any of a group of about 300 species of perennial herbs or shrubs in the family Geraniaceae, native mostly to subtropical southern Africa. Geraniums are among the most popular of bedding and greenhouse plants. The closely related genus Pelargonium contains some 280 species of annual, biennial, and perennial herbaceous plants that are commonly called geraniums.  Geraniums are cultivated not only as ornamentals but for the aromatic oils extracted from their foliage and flowers for use in flavorings and perfumes.

Geranium has a rose like aroma with mint undertones. An important ingredient in many skin care products, it provides balancing properties to both dry and oily complexions. Add a few drops to face cleansers to supplement their effects. Geranium Oil is distilled from the leaves of Pelargonium Graveolens. This variety of geranium is imported from Egypt and is commonly used by aroma therapists. Geranium is used for all type of skin conditions and it is also useful with pre menstrual tension and menopausal problems such as depression.

People suffering from pain following an outbreak of shingles may get relief by using topical geranium oil. In the new study, 30 adults with post-herpetic neuralgia were assigned to receive one of five topical treatments. Pain was reduced in all participants receiving geranium oil and the degree of pain reduction was proportional to the amount of geranium oil in the topical mixture. Thus, those using 100% geranium oil had greater pain relief than those using 10% geranium oil. All groups receiving geranium oil had significant reductions in spontaneous and evoked pain, compared with those using plain mineral oil. A few minor skin reactions occurred in those using geranium oil, but all reactions resolved within one hour.

Geranium Benefits

Geranium has been used for centuries in skin care. Geranium strength lies in its ability to revitalize tissue. Geranium  is excellent for the skin, and its aromatic influence helps release negative memories. Geranium  has often been used to ease the effect of PMS. Geranium used in skin care products for both its fragrance and cleansing properties. Geranium has anti-depressant, astringent, antiseptic, deodorant , diuretic, haemostatic, tonic and vulnerary qualities. Geranium essential oil has a healthy effect on the mind and nervous system. It relieves anxiety, and depression. Due to its balancing effect on the hormonal system Geranium will both help with heavy menstrual flow, as well as menopausal problems. Geranium is very beneficial for the kidney and liver, as well as the lymphatic system. Geranium blends well with other floral oils, and, mixed with Lavender and Bergamot produces a delightful room freshener.

Benefits Include:

- Antidepressant
- Sedative
- Antiseptic
- Anti diabetic
- Uplifting and Balancing
- Insect repellant
- Enhanced wound healing
- Antifungal activity
- Antibacterial activity
Also useful in cases of depression, PMS, skin problems and nervous tension

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