Latin name: Pelargonium graveolens
Plant Part: Leaves, Flowers, and stems
Plant origin: Egypt, Morocco, Madagascar, France
Geranium stimulates balance, warms, and uplifts the physical and emotional body; even though geranium smells flowery the majority of the essential oil glands are found in the leaves. Geranium has antiviral, antibacterial, antifungal, insecticidal, antidepressant, anti-inflammatory, astringent, diuretic, deodorant, sedative, and vermifuge properties. Geranium radiates the feminine “Venus” qualities of sensuality, creative intuition, emotion, and protective character, balancing to the adrenal cortex assisting hormonal issues such as pre-menstrual syndrome, menopausal, premenopausal, moon cycle distress, and sore swollen breasts before or during the menstrual cycle.
Geranium's antifungal qualities act against yeast without affecting the good bacterial flora, making geranium an efficient remedy for candida albicans. Geranium stimulates liver and pancreas function. Geranium will benefit a multitude of skin concerns such as eczema, itchy dry skin, burns, cuts, insect bites, wounds, bruises, and sunburn, balances sebum secretion, dull complexion, ringworm, herpes, shingles, hemorrhoids, and tonic for balancing oily skin. Geranium essential oil qualities are the perfect addition for a relaxing and soothing massage and general skin care use. Geranium assists in balancing the central nervous system; aiding nervous tension, poor circulation, cellulite, cystitis, bleeding ulcers, and colitis.
Geranium in combination with Ravensara is an effective remedy for shingles. For premenopausal, menopausal, and moon cycle distress use in combination with some of the geranium’s sisters like clary sage, anise raven, elemi, and nutmeg. Geranium in combination with juniper berry or Guaiacwood assists with neuropathy issues.
On an energetic level, geranium acts as “the goddess of protection”, supporting the female during momentous transitions on her journey, a passage essence! Use geranium for emotional support of empty nest syndrome, menopause, and delicate transitions not necessarily of our creation. The energetic nature of geranium may be used for creativity, contentment, performance, encouragement, peacefulness, and self-worth.
© 2023 Robin Michaels