Gerenium

Description : Gerenium are found throughout the temperateregions of the world and the mountains of the tropics, but mostly in the eastern part of the Mediterranean region. The long, palmately cleft leaves are broadly circular in form. The flowers have five petals and are coloured white, pink, purple or blue, often with distinctive veining. Geraniums will grow in any soil as long as it is not waterlogged. Propagation is by semiripe cuttings in summer, by seed, or by division in autumn or spring.

The English name ‘cranesbill’ derives from the appearance of the fruit capsule of some of the species. Species in the Geranium genus have a distinctive mechanism for seed dispersal. This consists of a beak-like column which springs open when ripe and casts the seeds some distance. The fruit capsule consists of five cells, each containing one seed, joined to a column produced from the centre of the old flower. The common name ‘cranesbill’ comes from the shape of the unsprung column, which in some species is long and looks like the bill of a crane. However, many species in this genus do not have a long beak-like column.

Geraniums are eaten by the larvae of some Lepidoptera species including brown-tail and mouse moth.

Uses : 

  • Use in an aromatherapy steam facial to beautify skin.
  • Add a drop to your moisturizer to help balance oil production.
  • The balancing properties of Geranium make it great for both dry and oily hair. Apply a few drops to your shampoo or conditioner bottle, or make your own deep hair conditioner.
  • Diffuse aromatically to help relieve occasional stress and tension.
  • Place one drop in the palm of your hands, rub hands together, and cup over nose and mouth to breathe slowly, or diffuse as desired to release emotions.
  • Diffuse geranium oil throughout the room, apply over the heart or solar plexus, or breathe from the palm of your hand for connection.

Health Benefits : 

  • Astringent
  • Antibacterial & Antimicrobial
  • Vulnerary
  • Cicatrisant
  • Hemostatic
  • Cytophylactic
  • Diuretic
  • Deodorant
  • Styptic
  • Neural Degeneratio
  • Tonic
  • Vermifuge
  • Boosts Immunity

Essential Oil

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GERENIUM ESSENTIAL OIL
PRODUCT CODE: EO\GE\0557
BOTANICAL NAME PELARGONIUM GRAVEOLENS / ODORATISSIMUS.
DESCRIPTION PALE GREENISH-BROWNISH YELLOW COLOURED LIQUID WITH SWEET-ROSY FLORAL, FRUIT-MINTY-GREEN, SLIGHTLY MORE GRASSY CHARACTERISTIC WITH ODOUR.
SOURCE BY THE STEAM DISTILLATION FROM THE LEAVES & FLOWERS OF THE PELAGONIUM GRAVEOLENS/ ODORATISSIMUS.
SP.GRAVITY AT 25&degC / 27&degC 0.8824 TO 0.8966.
OPT. ROTATION -7 TO -11&deg
MAIN CONSTITUENTS RHODINOL 49-55%, GERANIOL 10-15%, GEANYLESTERS 20-30% THAT IS TOTAL ALCOHOLS = 80% AND ABOVE.
ACID VALUE 5 ~ 12 MAX.
SOLUBILITY FAIRLY SOLUBLE IN PROPYLENE GLYCOL
USES FLAVOUR AND FRAGRANCES, MAINLY IN ROSE ORIENTED BOUQUET.