Tip 19: Geranium

(Pelargonium graveolens)

It amazes me how many things this oil can be used for.

Geranium stimulates the lymphatic and immune systems. It rejuvenates and balances all types of skin and has been known to be good for; air purification, autism, bleeding, diabetes, impetigo, jaundice, jet lag, paralysis, fungal infections (ring worm), viral infections (Herpes, shingles), hormone imbalances, vertigo, wrinkles, bruises, burns and dermatitis. It has been known to relieve mild depression, premenstrual tension – PMS, anxiety and stress. SOOO many uses!

THERAPEUTIC PROPERTIES: astringent, diuretic, antiseptic, antidepressant, regenerative, tonic, antibiotic, antispasmodic, anti-infective, hemostatic

AFFINITY FOR: cellular structure, skin, nerves, urinary tract, gallbladder, liver, solar plexus and heart chakras, spleen meridian, yin energy

RESONANCE: physical, emotional
PLANT FAMILY: Geraniaceae
PART UTILIZED: leaves
EXTRACTION METHOD: steam distilled
AROMATIC CONSIDERATIONS: Geranium fosters positive thought patterns. It helps us to feel hope for the future and peace with today.
APPLICATION: Dilute and apply anywhere on the body.

EMOTIONAL / SPIRITUAL / MENTAL ASPECTS: Geranium is a very potent and aromatic oil. It is a good oil for people whose negative patterns need to be swept away in spite of their desire to hang on to them. Geranium helps one to release negative memories. It is a good oil for nervous fatigue where the body is exhausted but the mind just won’t let the body sit and rest. Geranium is a potent oil for those whose moods are up one minute and down the next. Geranium is a good choice for people whose drive and ambition interferes with sensitivity and spontaneous joy.

PHYSICAL ASPECTS: Geranium regenerates tissues and nerves. It is excellent for skin disorders and skin care, and is especially nice for the skin of expectant mothers. Along with the essential oil blend LeDeeper, geranium heals the sores of shingles. Geranium discharges toxins from the liver and dilates the bilary ducts, aiding liver, gallbladder, and kidney function. This oil can bring relief from gastric ulcers, diarrhea, jaundice, and kidney stones. Geranium is one of the best oils for circulation problems such as hemorrhoids, and is helpful in slowing down bleeding.

GENERAL INFORMATION: Geranium is a very versatile and important essential oil. It is among a handful of essential oils considered to be cool and moist energetically.

I would love to hear your success stories about the oils. If you would like to have something specific covered in “tips,” just let me know and I will do my best to see that I cover it.

I am not a Doctor, just little old me, doing my best to learn how to better take care of my health naturally with the oils and share what I know with all of you. This information is intended to assist you in learning about natural possibilities to better care for your health and is not intended to replace your own best intuition and common sense or your doctor’s recommendations.

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