With winter now in full swing, we look at a great oil that can help guard against those nasty colds and coughs. Rose Geranium mainly is reputed to balance the skin’s natural oil production, minimise the appearance of enlarged pores and minimise acne-causing bacteria. That’s not all it can do.
Antimicrobial, antifungal, and antiviral properties are all found in rose geranium oil and help guard against bacteria and fungi. This makes for a great cold and flu remedy and acts as a guard when you’re getting sick or you have been exposed to someone who is. Drink a delicious cup of Geranium tea for an extra boost to your immune system.
A preliminary study published in the Iranian Journal of Microbiology in 2012 found that rose geranium essential oil may act as an antimicrobial (a substance that destroys or suppresses the growth of microorganisms, including bacteria and fungi).
Used medicinally, Rose Geranium works as a haemostatic that helps stem the flow of blood when applied to minor wounds, bites, sores and other abrasions (similar to helichrysum). Additionally, its anti-inflammatory property helps to
reduce the discomforts of musculoskeletal ailments and skin conditions characterised by inflammation. It is reputed to
function as a diuretic that helps support the body’s lymphatic system, thereby addressing fluid retention, relieving swelling and restoring the proper function of the body’s waste elimination systems to purge bodily toxins
MUSCLES: When used on the body, Rose Geranium can
provide a soothing and anti-inflammatory effect for stiff or
aching muscles. In fact, when used in body care treatments
it is known to encourage the body’s relaxation, deodorize,
As illustrated, Rose Geranium essential oil is reputed to have many therapeutic properties. In brief these can be summarised as
COSMETIC: Anti-inflammatory, astringent, balancing, rejuvenating.
ODOROUS: Balancing, relaxant, deodorant, aphrodisiac, uplifting.
MEDICINAL: Analgesic, anti-inflammatory, antifungal, antispasmodic, antiviral, astringent, balancing, cytophilactic, digestive, emmenagogic, vulnerary, diuretic.
Without a doubt, Rose Geranium offers not just a pleasurable experience, but also endless benefits for the skin nervous system, lymphatic and circulatory system as well as excellent support in rebalancing the endocrine system. An overall winner, would you not agree?