Essential oil of geranium

August 12, 2017 17:59 | Drug Plants

Geranium essential oil is obtained from perennial evergreen shrub - pelargonium pink.It is a colorless, greenish or brownish liquid with a pleasant floral aroma, reminiscent of rose fragrance.

grown for essential oil in Algeria, Morocco, India, Reunion Island, in Armenia, Georgia and Tajikistan.

In total there are more than 200 species of plants.But those species that are used as raw materials for essential oil, can be counted on the fingers They include: P. graveolens (geranium rose fragrance), P. roseum, P. odoratissimum and P. radula.The main areas of flower cultivation and production of oil: Reunion, Madagascar, Congo, Egypt, and many other North African countries.In Spain, Italy, France and Corsica is the production of a smaller scale, and in China, India and Russia are cultivated entirely different kinds of pelargonium.The oil of better quality comes from Reunion, who once called the island of Bourbon (the flower is also called "Geranium Bourbon Reyunskogo").In the Egyptian oil and fine quality

.Quality plants and essential oils largely determine the climate and soil.

The codices geranium hardly mentioned.However, in their texts Dioscorides several times refers to geranion.It is not known whether this plant.It is possible that another.And all of the oil is never said - until the work Reklyutsa.By the way, the first chemist in 1819 received the essential oil from the leaves of Pelargonium.Later, a chemist and botanist Demarson conducted research to find out which species of geranium better to cultivate as a raw material for essential oils (for example, a pink geranium in France began to grow in 1847).Thanks to this research geranium oil began to be used in aromatherapy.

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description. oil is obtained from the fragrant green parts of Pelargonium, especially from the leaves.The plant should be freshly cut flowers from the unblown.To produce 1 kg of essential oil is necessary 300-500 kg of raw material.That is why it is so expensive (although not as the oil of rose).According to experts, all the world's annual production of about 300 tons of essential oil - a monstrous amount.The lion's share of it is used in the manufacture of perfumes (which is the main component of oil).Oil transparent and relatively colorless, with a slightly greenish tinge.Its flavor is delicious.The smell of oil rose geranium is similar to the aroma of rose oil - it also contains geraniol and citronellal.That is why the geranium oil is often mixed into the more expensive pink.

main components: alcohols (terpene geraniol - about 75-80%, borneol, citronellal, linalool, terpineol), esters (ethyl, oil and valerian), ketones, phenols (eugenol), and terpenes (and pinene, phellandrene).

essential oil is obtained from the whole plants by steam distillation, yield -'s almost a panacea for all ills -


one of the most important place is given to therapeutic purposes

geranium oil in aromatherapy.The plant has a firming, antiseptic and styptic properties, promotes healing of wounds, helps with fatigue, general fatigue and during convalescence.Not contraindicated butter and children, however, the dose should be reduced by at least half.

It is especially effective for many skin diseases, cures and cuts and bruises, burns, frostbite, fungal infections, "athlete's foot" and eczema.Gently apply Geranium ointment on cuts and bruises, and bandage the treated area with gauze.And repeating this several times a day, changing the bandage.

Hemorrhoids add 1 drop of geranium cream in a small container with cold cream or 5 ml of wheat germ oil.Putting ointment on the gauze, apply it to the target place, and if possible, leave there.Repeat several times a day or pain during amplification.

Aromatherapy using geranium oil is useful for people suffering from hypertension, heart disease and diseases of the gastrointestinal tract.As the plant as a whole, this fragrant substance - a good antiseptic, anti-inflammatory agent.A very important property of it: acting on the nervous system, eliminates anxiety and depression, improves mood.It stimulates the nervous and mental activity: increases efficiency, attention.

aroma of geranium soothes good children, making them less moody and aggressive.When violations of the hormonal regulation restores the balance of hormones: it relieves women premenstrual syndrome, painful menstruation or pathological course of menopause.

geranium essential oil stimulates the lymph circulation and helps eliminate toxins from the body and, therefore, very good for cellulite.In addition, it helps fight infection, particularly respiratory system.

Cosmetic effect of geranium oil beneficial for sensitive, damaged, dry skin.Well it eliminates rashes, inflammation, promotes rapid regeneration of the skin after burns and frostbite.It produces the effect of the treatment, even such complex skin lesions, like herpes.

Effectively essential oil of geranium and varicose veins and hemorrhoids - reduces inflammation, swelling, muscle spasms and reduces pain.

Removes pain in arthritis, rheumatism, neuralgia, spasms of the brain vessels, improves their tone.It stimulates the liver and pancreas.

Effectively burns, wounds, fractures, frostbites, dermatosis, stomatitis.It has anti-fungal and anti-parasitic activity.

There is evidence that this aromatic substance lowers blood sugar, inhibits the growth of cancer cells.

Use geranium oil in oil burner, as well as inhalation of aromatic baths, compresses and applications.Inhalation of oil treated with a sore throat, and a bath with geranium oil helps in fractures.With corn output compresses.

In ancient times was considered exclusively geraniums healing tool for fracture healing, treatment of cancer.

used for domestic use in aromatherapy geranium oil (2 - 3 drops of oil to 1 teaspoon of honey) as a tonic, astringent, antiseptic, antidiabetic, anthelmintic.It is also used in gastritis, inflammation of the intestines, nervous stress, it regulates blood circulation, metabolism, blood circulation and menstruation.

antiseptic properties of geranium oil allow to treat the flu, runny nose, cough.Essential oil of geranium improves microcirculation of the heart muscle, eliminates the effects of ischemia, tachycardia and sinus arrhythmia.

aromatic oil (5 drops geranium oil per 10 ml of vegetable oil) used to treat burns, eczema, acne, rash and skin fissures, reprtece (put on a cotton swab and the flavor oil is to lubricate the skin 2 times per day).For the treatment of otitis need to invest in the ear swab soaked aromaticheskimmaslom.Aromatherapy helps with depression, fatigue, nervous tension, anxiety, and in some forms of impotence.For these purposes, it is recommended a mixture of essential oils of geranium - 3 drops of sandalwood - 2 cap, ylang-ylang - 1 cap..

In cosmetology geranium oil is added to the cream for oily, impure and irritated skin.

used to treat head lice, mosquitoes, moths, flies.

There is evidence of anti-cancer properties of geranium oil: it prevents the division of tumor cells.

Medical aromatization space with a special oil burner: it takes only 3-5 drops of oil on 15 square meters.m

Hot steam inhalation and facial cleansing: 2-3 drops;.duration of the procedure for 3-4 minutes.

When otitis should lay deep into sore ear cotton "wick", impregnated with a mixture of geranium oil to transport oil in the ratio of 1: 2.As a carrier oil use vegetable quality - olive, peach, etc.

For massage: 5-7 drops of geranium 5 ml of massage oil..

for hot and cold compresses: 3-5 drops.

For enrichment of creams, masks, tonics, shampoos: 1 drop in 5 of the base.

When headache geranium oil in its pure form is applied to the temporal, occipital, parietal and frontal area.Applications

inflamed gingiva: a mixture of vegetable oil and geranium in a ratio of 1: 4, applied to the gums using a tampon.

With minor burns and initial phenomena herpes lubricate clean oil the affected area.

Remedy "athlete's foot»

Before processing take a foot bath: in warm water put sea salt and add 5 drops of geranium oil.Composition tools: Mix 15 ml (1 tbsp) soy oil, 3 drops of oil of wheat germ oil and 10 drops of geranium.Stir well and pour into a bottle of dark glass.Treat the morning and at night, carefully rubbing the ointment into the skin massaging movements.


aroma of geranium raises the tone.Napo air them in the room where you are studying or working late.Put a few drops of essential oil on a cotton wool or a piece of folded material, and place it on the desk under a lamp.From time to time take a deep breath.

If you are very tired, and before you begin work (or play) need to cheer up, prepare a mixture of 10 ml (2 tsp) soy and 5 drops of geranium oil.Massaging movements rub his temples, back of the neck, the region of the paranasal sinuses, the back of the hand and - clockwise - to the solar plexus.This is especially helpful when you come home from work and you do not have time for a good rest, because you will again need somewhere to race.

In cooking

leaves pink geranium give the dish flavor and smell of rose water.However, there are many other varieties of flavor leaves - orange leaves, lemon, apple wood and nutmeg.Elizabeth David to smell and taste puts leaves of blackberry jelly and lemon water - ice.Add fresh or dried leaves in pies and puddings.

In other industries

During the trip, geranium oil will save you from insects.And the smell of it is much nicer than most publicized ointments and creams.Prepare for body rubbing oil: 20 ml (4 tsp) soy and 1 b geranium oil droplets.

massage movements rub the mixture over the body.When the bite apply geranium oil directly on the bitten place.Treat the affected area several times a day, until after the itching.(You could even face, but not near the eyes.)

to you night not to be disturbed the insects, put beside the bed cotton wool or a piece of cloth, pre-moistened with a few drops of pure oil.


premium Geranium oil is quite expensive, so it is often diluted with artificial esters, oils of cedar, lemongrass or turpentine.Expert not be easy to determine whether the impurities in the oil.However, this is beyond the common customer.It is clear that the oil with impurities used for medicinal purposes, will not give the desired effect, so be very careful when buying.

the treatment of any essential oils should observe safety precautions: keep in mind the possible you are hypersensitive to certain types of oils to use to conduct basic allergy tests;

before treatment is desirable to consult a qualified aromatherapist;

acquire essential oils only in specialized pharmacies or pharmacy departments usual;

strictly adhere to the instructions on the packaging;

not use for a long time;

not apply in the first 5 months of pregnancy;

not take birth control pills at the same time;

for children to use extreme caution, only in diluted form;does not apply to children under 6 years.