The name geranium is actually quite general, and does not specify one particular type of plant, as more than 200 species fall under this broad term. Here, we are discussing Geranium pelargonium, also known as rose-scented geranium, which is the only known species that can safely be consumed. This evergreen perennial is actually native to the southern region of Africa, but has been exported throughout the world as popular garden plants, but also as a medicinal herb in some cases. The essential oil of geranium flowers is also highly sought after for its health benefits. Geranium plants have five-petaled flowers and the leaves are usual pinnate on long stems; the leaves are the main medicinal elements in traditional medicine, and are primarily used to brew a pleasant-tasting tea that has s slight hint of rose.
Geranium Health Benefits
Stress Reliever: The impact of geranium on the nervous system is well known and the plant has been used in this way for generations. If you brew the leaves of the geranium plant, you can produce a tasty tea that hassoothing properties, derived from its organic compounds and chemicals that positively impact the endocrine system and help to balance hormones that cause stress and anxiety. A quick cup of tea when you’re stressed can quickly relieve unpleasant moods and a cluttered mind.
Anti-Inflammatory Properties: One of the other common uses of geranium is to relieve inflammationthroughout the body. If you suffer from sore joints, aching muscles, or even internal inflammation of the gut or cardiovascular system, an easily prepared geranium tea can quickly relieve this discomfort and reduce the strain on your body’s sensitive areas.
Pain Reliever: Although quite similar to its anti-inflammatory properties, the analgesic ability of geranium has made it a popular traditional remedy for headaches and other injuries. If you suffer from chronic pain ormigraines, research has shown that geranium tea can release endorphins and relieve pain quite rapidly. This effect is relatively mild, and shouldn’t be relied on for permanent pain relief.
Kidney Health: Although the exact chemical pathway is still being researched, some of the volatile components of geranium can improve the health of the kidneys and stimulate urination, which helps to detoxify the body and eliminate excess salts, fats, and water from the body. This can help to reduce the strain on your kidneys and prevent toxins from making their way to other parts of the body.
Immune System Aid: Geranium has natural antiseptic, antibacterial, and anti-fungal properties, which make it a wonderful cold and flu reliever if you feel yourself getting sick. Preparing a cup of geranium tea or even chewing on the leaves (remember, only rose-scented geranium) can help to flush your body with antibacterial compounds that will boost the strength of your immune system and promote a quick recovery from a variety of illnesses. This can help prevent internal and external pathogens from negatively impacting the body.
Digestion: If you’re suffering from cramping, bloating, or a generally upset stomach, drinking a cup of geranium tea can be one of the easiest and most painless remedies. The beneficial organic compounds packed into geranium can quickly soothe inflammation, eliminate bacteria that may be causing the discomfort and get your gastrointestinal system back to normal!
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