The genus Pelargonium – home to the common geranium – houses a wide array of species that can hybridize faster than can be labeled. Three of the better-known, P. sidoides, P. reniforme, and P. graveolens (geranium Egyptian), are recognized for their therapeutic power. Historically, the plants were used by the South African Zulu, Basuto, Xhosa, and Mfengi tribes to treat maladies like dysentery, fever, fatigue, and tuberculosis. More recently, geranium Egyptian extracts have been used in the product market, currently in a pre-exercise supplement intended to increase endurance and muscle performance.
Egyptian geranium has long been used for beautification and olfactory purposes. An original 17th century European use was as a finger bowl additive for scent and freshness. Valued for its light, flowery aroma, it is often incorporated into soaps and creams, where its chemical properties help trim off dead skin cells, regenerate new ones, and tighten the skin to reduce aging lines. In culinary arts edible geranium varieties can be used as decorations, with fresh petals added to cakes and juices, or the leaves ground-up as a herb infusion in dough and butter.
The additional medical and mental benefits of Egyptian geranium are many. According to aromatherapy users, its light scent can promote mental clarity, brighten the skin, reduce anger, and uplift the spirit. It can be referred to as a balancer: reportedly, it helps complex emotional, hormonal, respiratory, and circulatory systems come into line. It also works as an anti-inflammatory and antiseptic agent, which, paired with skin-renewal effects, make it useful in fighting conditions like eczema, dermatitis, and psoriasis. It is even said to be effective against fungal infections like Athlete's foot and provide healing measure against frostbite and burn wounds.
Organic Egyptian geranium essential oil from Prana Organic Plant Oils is vital addition to your aromatherapy collection. You will absolutely love the beautiful rich floral scent of this oil.
- Common Name: Geranium Egyptian
- Botanical Name: Pelargonium graveolens
- Country of Origin: Egypt
- Extraction Method: Steam Distilled
- Plant Part: Leaves and Flowers
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