Shepherd’s Beak, Cranesbill, Stork’s Beak, Pelargonium odoratissimum, Geranium
Botanical Information: It is from the Geranium family. 60cm. They are perennial plants that can grow tall, do not shed their leaves in winter, but are very sensitive to cold and especially frost. Its round-sectioned, green colored and abundantly hairy stems become woody over time. Its deeply indented, lace-like leaves release fruit, mint or other pleasant spicy scents when crushed. Its light, dark pink or white, slightly scented flowers bloom from summer to autumn. Geranium species that grow in all kinds of soil, provided that there is plenty of sun, can be propagated by seeds or stem cuttings.
Places of Breeding: Although their homeland is South Africa, they have adapted very well to the Mediterranean basin countries. Various types of pelargoniums are very common as ornamental plants in the Aegean and Mediterranean regions of our country.
Known Composition: It contains bitter substances such as tannin, volatile essential oils and ceranine.
It relieves indigestion. It facilitates digestion.
It removes excess gases from the stomach and intestines.
It stops diarrhea.
Usage: 2-5 gr. The infusion obtained by pouring 4 cups of boiling water over 100 ml of dried geranium leaves and letting it brew for 10-15 minutes can be drunk two or three glasses a day.
Geranium bath is; It is applied to the treatment of rash skin diseases such as eczema, slowly healing wounds, fistula, ulcer and herpes. A geranium bath is applied to the diseased areas of the skin for 20 minutes once a day.
How to Use: Boil about a handful of herbs in a liter of water, wait for five minutes, and strain. It is added to bathtub water.
WARNING: It is dangerous to use in the first 3 months of pregnancy.