Geranium blood red

GERANIUM BLOOD RED (meadow)

 

Unlike forest geranium, the stems are forked-branched; basal leaves are soon dying, stem leaves are opposite, on long petioles, 5-7-digitipartite. Flowers solitary, red, rather large. Blooms in May-August.

It occurs among shrubs, in green meadows and in pine forests.

The rhizomes contain tannins, traces of alkaloids. The rhizomes are used for medicinal purposes.

In folk medicine, a decoction of the rhizome is drunk for cancer. The rhizome has an astringent and anti-inflammatory effect in bronchitis, catarrh, pulmonary tuberculosis, catarrh of the gastrointestinal tract, dysentery, diarrhea; externally prescribed for bleeding from the nose in the form of an infusion for tampons, for skin diseases – in the form of compresses from the infusion for fistulas, itchy inflammation of the skin, etc.

Inside, an extract is used from 2 teaspoons of crushed raw materials, infused in the cold with 2 glasses of water and for 8 hours (daily dose). The same extract is used for the preparation of tampons and compresses, dry calluses are reduced.

With the same diseases (except cancer), you can use the rhizome of the common geranium, which is found everywhere, its leaves have a pleasant smell, the flowers are red-violet.

Application

Infusion of herbs: 2 teaspoons of raw materials insist 8 hours in 2 glasses of boiled cold water (daily dose). A good hemostatic and dissolving kidney stones agent, it is also used for diarrhea, dysentery, rheumatism, gout.

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