Common Method of Extraction: Steam distillation
Parts Used: Flowers, Leaves
Chakra Association: Heart
Note Classification: Middle
Aroma: heavy, sweet, floral
Largest Producing Countries: Egypt, Spain, France, Italy
Traditional Use: Medicinally, in skin care and in perfumery. Used in Ancient Egypt as a remedy for cancer-like tumors.
Properties: Analgesic, antibacterial, anti-depressant, anti-inflammatory, antiseptic, deodorant, diuretic, insecticide, sedative, tonic
Mental, Emotional Effects: Conveying a feeling of calm strength and security, sensual, liberatingnature, nourishing, feminine creativity of the intellect, brings forth imagination, intuition, sensoryexperience
Benefits: Anxiety, broken capillaries, bruises, burns, circulatory disorder, cuts, diarrhea, fluid retention,insect bites, lymphatic congestion, sore throat, stabilize emotions, ulcers, wounds
Blends Well With: Bergamot, Chamomile, Clary Sage, Clove, Cypress, Ginger, Grapefruit, Jasmine,Juniper, Lemon, Mandarin, Neroli, Palmarosa, Patchouli
Of Interest: Can be used as a culinary seasoning. Geranium was brought to Europe (Italy, Spain and France) in the late 17th century and became popular for its rose-like scent during the Victorian era
Safety Data: Avoid while pregnant. May be a skin irritant. Do not use while taking pharmaceutical medications, particularly women who are taking hormone replacement therapy as geranium can amplify the effects. Geranium may lower blood sugar, and should be avoided if one is hypoglycemic.
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