Geranium

Pelargonium graveolens
Botanical name: 
Pelargonium graveolens

Balancing and harmonising

Please note: The information below is meant to give a brief outline of how an oil can be applied by a trained aromatherapist.
Please do not use this information as a guide for how to use essential oils at home.

Properties and applications: 
Stimulant, Emotional Tonic - frustration, tiredness, debility, chronic stress-related conditions
Cytophylactic - skin rejuvenation, improving scar tissue, mature skin
Vulnerary - healing cracked skin, excema, cuts and grazes
Cicatrisant - dermatitis, psoriasis, boils, acne, cold sores
Hormone Regulator - irregular periods, pms, menopause, oedema,
Antiviral - cold sores, chicken pox, shingles
Family: 
Geraniaceae
Country of origin: 
Reunion, north Africa, China and Egypt
Part of plant used: 
Leaves
Method of extraction: 
Steam distillation
Blends with: 
Citrus, floral, and woody essential oils - May Chang, Cypress
Chemical character: 
Alcohol type
Safety information: 
No known contra-indications.
Odour profile: 
Sweet and rosy with a note of mint.
Plant description: 
A shrub with pink flowers and strongly scented leaves.
Historical use: 
Used in perfume making for the rose like scent.

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