Geranium useful properties

August 12, 2017 17:59 | Drug Plants

Geranium (Pelargonium spp -. Geraniaceae) - pelargonium, commonly called geraniums, not to be confused with the European view of geranium, which include geranium, or cranesbill Robert.

Pelargonium, whose name comes from the Greek pelargos, t. E. Stork (form of fruit reminiscent of the beak), a native of South Africa.Now this garden plant is found almost everywhere in those regions where there is no morozov.Vsego there are more than 200 species of plants.

leaves and flowers Geranium sanguineum contain starch, organic acids and their salts, tannins (maximum content achieved during budding plants), flavonoids, anthocyanins, essential oil.The roots are also found tannins and flavonoids.

meadow geranium and rich in tannins (in the flowers of 16%, and in the roots - of 19 to 38% based on dry weight).The aerial parts are found essential oil, carbohydrates (sucrose, glucose, fructose, etc.), saponins, alkaloids, vitamins C and K, carotene, flavonoids, anthocyanins and leucoanthocyanins.In addition, the ro

ots contain a coloring agent, a large amount of calcium and not studied yet Geranin substance.

of the genus Pelargonium Geranium - Pelargonium pink - valued due to the high content of essential oil of its leaves.

The official medicine a wild geranium and pelargonium is not recognized.However, there is evidence that in the leaves of several species of the Italian geraniums (also from the genus Pelargonium) are found anticoagulants.In laboratory tests showed these substances interfere with the property of increased blood clotting.This means that they are of interest as a possible tool in the fight against such dangerous phenomena such as blood clots, blockage of veins, thrombophlebitis development.

In folk medicine, the healing properties of geranium are much better understood and trusted by this plant has long been the most severe disorders treatment.

Infusions aboveground parts of different types of geranium are used as binders, anesthetics, anti-inflammatory, antiseptic and styptic.Enjoy their property to dissolve salt deposits with kidney stones, rheumatism and gout.Apply with diarrhea, including children with severe diarrhea, dysentery;as a styptic - uterine, lung and nasal bleeding.Powder geranium grass and stopped the bleeding.

decoction of the roots and traditional healers is recommended for diarrhea, gastrointestinal and thoracic pain, hemoptysis, and various internal bleeding, including uterine bleeding in the postpartum period, as well as kidney stones, gout and rheumatism.

Topical infusion of herbs wild geraniums use for the local baths, wash and lotions for ulcers, festering cuts, ulcers and skin diseases accompanied by itching, - eczema, scabies.A decoction of herbs used for baths with bone fractures, for gargling with angina and for washing the hair with hair loss.Poultices of the herb is used to remove calluses.

Geranium meadow in folk medicine as an infusion and decoction is used, moreover, as a remedy for insomnia, seizures and fever, and even neuralgia, and toothache.geranium Preparations have antitoxic action against snake venoms.This is confirmed by Chinese healers, Russian travelers and hunters - they used geranium for snake bites.

Japan and Sakhalin infusions and decoctions of herbs Siberian geranium use in lupus, beriberi, colds, heart disease, inflammation of the testicles, and the juice - for washing wounds and tumors.In Tibetan medicine the plant is used for pneumonia, conjunctivitis, and in India - as an astringent, wound-healing and diuretic.

most pronounced healing properties shows Geranium sanguineum.It has astringent, sedative, anti-inflammatory and fixing action, normalizes the activity of the cardiovascular system.Broth geranium is used in the treatment of acute and chronic intestinal inflammation, relieves pain in gastric ulcer and duodenal ulcer, gastritis heals.Outwardly broth geraniums are used as a compress for dermatitis in the form of lotions with boils, carbuncles, abscesses, ulcers, and phlegmon.The infusion of the roots is used as a sedative, which regulates cardiovascular activity, especially for high blood pressure.

not inferior Geranium sanguineum over a range of its medicinal properties and geranium meadow.Besides the already mentioned properties, it can preparations dose-dependently stimulate or inhibit the function of the central nervous system.Traditional healers used it in the treatment of malignant tumors, bone fractures.

Infusions roots and grass meadow geranium is prescribed for respiratory diseases, inflammatory diseases of the stomach and intestines (gastritis, enteritis, etc.), Heavy menstruation, bleeding hemorrhoids.Infusion of herbs used for baths and lotions with purulent inflammation of the skin, anus and genitals fistulas, long-term healing ulcers, pain in the joints.Disinfectant and anti-inflammatory properties help infusion as a rinse with angina and inflammation in the mouth and throat, as well as douching - when belyah.

roots Preparations meadow geranium helps with digestive disorders, poor quality food poisoning.Chewing the root powder is considered to be in helping with dental caries.

Harvesting of raw geranium

have geraniums meadow medicinal raw material is the aboveground part of the plant, sometimes rhizomes.The grass collected in time of flowering, or roofed dried in a dryer at a temperature of 40-45 ° C.Store in a wooden or glass container 1 year.

At Geranium sanguineum is collected for medicinal purposes flowers, leaves and roots.Flowers and leaves are harvested in early summer.Dry them under a canopy or in a dryer at a temperature of not more than

40 ° C.Roots harvested in autumn, in September-October, shake off the ground, washed and dried in the shade or in a dryer at a temperature of 50-60 ° C.Medicinal raw materials are stored in cloth bags 2 years, rooted in a wooden container 3 years.

If we are going to resort to the curative effect of geranium room, that is, Pelargonium, the special workpiece is not required.The raw material used is usually mashed leaves freshly picked plants.

Useful and therapeutic properties of Geranium forest

Perennial herb with erect pubescent ribbed stem height of 30-80 cm;basal leaves on long stalks, deeply five-, seven-peristorazdedennye, upper sessile and tripartite;

stipules reddish brown, lanceolate.The flowers are large, violet-purple or violet, wide open, 2 per spike;the fruit is shaped like a bird's beak.Flowers in June-early July.

grows in shady forests and scrublands.

In the grass contains tannin, in the flowering stage - alkaloids, ascorbic acid, essential oil and carotene.

In folk medicine, water decoction of herbs drink with pulmonary hemorrhage, rinse the mouth with the disease of its mucosa, with angina;washed suppurating wounds;alcohol tincture of all plant drink drops for pain in the heart.


Infusion: 2 hours. Tablespoons herb pour 2 cups of cold water, insist for 3 hours.Drink sips several times throughout the day.

Useful and therapeutic properties of Geranium sanguineum (meadow)

Unlike forest geranium stems forked-branched;radical - opposite, on long petioles, 5-7 palcha-torazdelnye.Flowers solitary, red, pretty big.Blossoms in May-August.

is found among the bushes on the green meadows and pine forests.

The rhizomes contain tannins, traces of alkaloids.With the drug to be used rhizomes.

In folk medicine, decoction of roots drink in cancer.The rhizome is astringent and anti-inflammatory effect for bronchitis, catarrh, pulmonary tuberculosis, catarrh of the gastrointestinal tract, dysentery, diarrhea;externally appointed for bleeding from the nose in the form of infusion for tampons, skin diseases -. in the form of compresses of infusion with fistulas, itchy inflammation of the skin and other

Inside apply extract of 2 hours tablespoons of minced raw, infused in the cold with 2 cups of water.and for 8 hours (daily dose).The same extract used for the preparation of tampons and compresses, reduce dry calluses.

At the same diseases can use the common geranium rhizome (except cancer), which is found everywhere, its leaves have a pleasant smell, flowers, red and purple.


Infusion of herbs:. 2 hours tablespoons of raw insist 8:00 in 2 cups of boiled cold water (daily dose).Good hemostatic and dissolve kidney stones remedy, it is also used for diarrhea, dysentery, rheumatism, gout.

Geranium in cooking

Before using in food do not forget to make sure that the plant has not been treated with pesticides, and be sure to rinse the leaves well.

geranium sugar

Put in a glass jar layers of leaves of Pelargonium and sugar Iudrio, alternating up to the top.Close and leave in a warm place for a week.Shake periodically sugar and sift before using.

Sponge roll with geranium leaves

Take 6-8 leaves of geranium, 4 eggs separated into yolks and whites, add a pinch of salt, 160 g sugar, 180 g of flour, a few drops of rose water, 300ml double cream2-3 kiwi fruit, powdered sugar and rose geranium or rose.

oven heated to 180 ° C.Beat the whites with the salt in a solid foam, and egg yolks with sugar - until a creamy mass.At proteins Sift the flour and gently mix with the yolk mixture.Lay a baking paper and arrange on it geranium leaves.Pour the dough and bake biscuit layer.Turn the finished cake in the towel sprinkled with powdered sugar (instead of fresh leaves can use geranium sugar), and remove the leaves from the biscuit.Roll with a cloth roll and cool to give product.

Then whip the cream with rose water and apply them to the cooled roll.Roll again, decorate slices of kiwi and pink petals.

Recipes of traditional medicine

When otitis

known means - to disrupt the leaf pelargonium, knead it and put in the ear - it reduces inflammation and relieves pain.

When the pain in the ears

When the atmospheric pressure in some people, there is pain in the ears.There are very simple folk remedy that helps to get rid of these unpleasant sensations.We need to take leaf pelargonium, lightly knead and put into the ear.You can pre-lightly wipe the inside of the ear camphor oil, and then put the leaf geraniums, mashed until the juice.After 10-15 minutes, must come relief - ear pain will pass.

When toothache

In this case, it is recommended to hold the leaf geraniums in the cheek.

When radiculitis and osteochondrosis

effective means considered Pelargonium leaves, if they are crushed and applied to the sore spot for the night.

When high blood pressure If you attach a leaf geraniums to the pulse on the wrists can normalize blood pressure.

Help with goiter

goiter popularly called enlargement of the thyroid gland, which is caused by hyperfunction (increase functional activity) of the thyroid gland.The tool is: type 2 large handfuls of leaf geranium (Pelargonium), folded into a glass jar and pour 0.5 liters of vodka.Store in a dark place for 30 days, occasionally shaking.Then drain, squeeze out and discard the thick.The infusion take 1 tablespoon 3 times a day 30 minutes before meals.Total to drink 2 bottles.If there is no improvement, repeat the course next month.

Help neuralgia

picked some green leaves room geraniums, put on a linen cloth (this condition is necessary, ie to the flax fibers -.. The most important thing in this treatment), bandage the affected area, and from above to impose a warm scarf.You can replace the fresh leaves - 2-3, after 2 hours the pain should subside for a long time.

When pleurisy

Folk remedy: morning and evening for 30 minutes before eating thoroughly chew 2-3 leaf pelargonium (young apical leaves), seizing of 1 tablespoon of honey.

referred to various fungal diseases When thrush thrush

, including vulvar (accompanied by severe itching).In this case, traditional medicine believes is an effective means of: 1 cup of warm water add a few drops of tincture of geranium and use for douching solution.Preparation of infusion: 2 teaspoons finely chopped leaves and stems of geranium poured into a small jar (100 ml) and the brim pour vodka or alcohol.After 10-12 days, the liquid is filtered.

How to prepare medicine from geranium

Broth Geranium sanguineum: 1 tablespoon of raw material (herbs or roots) pour 1 cup of boiling water and kept in a water bath for 5-7 minutes.Then immediately filtered through 2-3 layers of cheesecloth, wring out and topped up with warm boiled water to the original volume.Take 1 tablespoon 3 times a day 20 minutes before meals.For topical broth is diluted with water in a ratio of 1: 2.

Infusion Geranium sanguineum 1 teaspoon crushed roots of Geranium pour 1 cup of boiled water, 8:00, filter, wring out and bring the volume to the original.

Take before meals in divided doses throughout the day.

Infusion grass meadow geranium: 2 tablespoons minced raw pour 2 cups of cold water, insist 8 hours.Drink in equal portions during the day.

Broth grass meadow geranium 1 tablespoon of minced raw pour 1 cup hot water, boil on low heat for 3-5 minutes, cool, filter and bring the volume to the original.Take 1-2 tablespoons 3 times a day with meals.To rinse the broth is diluted with water in ratio 1: 4 or 1: 5.For douching fluid volume was adjusted to 1-1.5 liters.

Infusion geranium ordinary

Requires 2 tsp..crushed rhizome of common geranium, 2 glasses of beer.

Method.Make cold extraction.To do this, crushed rhizome of pour beer, insist for 8 hours, then strain through gauze.

application method.Infusion of a drink in small sips during one day.