Rose Geranium (Pelargonium graveolens) is a well-loved fragrance used for cosmetics; food, tea & alcohol flavorings, perfumery, and holistic healing…especially for emotional balance / stress, the skin, and women’s endocrine system issues.
~ Physically, it helps with hormonal balance, liver & kidney functions, discharges toxins from the liver that may be impacting the body’s overall well-being. (opens the the Solar Plexus). Supports digestive, nervous, & circulatory systems Has antiseptic qualities.
~ Emotionally, it helps us release negative memories. Eases nervous tension & stress, balances the emotions, lifts the spirits, and fosters peace, well-being, and hope.
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PROPERTIES: Analgesic, Anti-Bacterial, Anti-Depressant, Anti-inflammatory, Antiseptic, Astringent, Diuretic, Insect Repellent, Refreshing, Relaxing, Sedative, Styptic, and Tonic
BODY SYSTEM(S) AFFECTED: Emotional Balance, Circulatory, Digestive & Nervous Systems, Skin
FRENCH MEDICAL USES: Diarrhea, Gallbladder, Gastric Ulcer, Liver: Jaundice, Sterility, Urinary Stones
OTHER HEALTH USES:
Cardiovascular: Improves blood flow / reduces bleeding, Hemorrhoids; Varicose veins;
Digestive support: Traditionally used to treat Diarrhea, Dysentery and Colic; Gallstones, heals Ulcers, supports Liver detoxification (dilates bile ducts), balances the Pancreas;
Hormonal support: A vital component in the treatment of Endometriosis, Hormonal balance, Pre-Menstrual & Menopausal symptoms, reputed to help with Uterine and Breast Cancer (would certainly help the patient to relax and cope with the pain)
Oral health: Sore throats & infections;
Nervous System: Remedy for Herpes & Shingles, relieves Neuralgia, regenerates Nerve tissue, so may be useful for disease or chemo-induced Neuropathy;
Skin regeneration: Acne, Burns, Bruises, Eczema, Frostbite, Infections, Insect repellent & soothes Bites & Bee stings, Ringworm, heals Sores & Wounds; good as an Oily Skin Cleanser to balance the sebum;
Stress & Anxiety related issues: Confusion, useful for promoting Concentration, Depression, Insomnia, Panic & Anxiety, Tension;
Urinary Tract: Kidney stones
CAUTIONS: Repeated use, undiluted, may result in some contact sensitization in genetically-sensitive people. Can cause insomnia and restlessness. Pregnant women are advised to consult a trained aromatherapist before using Rose Geranium essential oil.
Reference Guide for Essential Oils, Tenth Edition by Alan & Connie Higley. Abundant Health, OCT 2006.
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