Blood-red geranium (Geranium sanguineum L.)

Blood-red geranium – A perennial plant representing the Geranium family (Geraniaceae). Other names: bone breaker, aching grass, sick grass, human joint, worm, mother liquor.


Unlike the forest geranium, the stems are forked-branched; basal leaves soon dying off, stem opposite, on long petioles, 5-7 palmately divided. The flowers of blood-red geranium are solitary, red, rather large. Geranium blooms in May-August. It occurs among shrubs, in flood meadows and in pine forests.

Contains active substances:

The rhizomes of blood-red geranium contain tannins, traces of alkaloids.

Medicinal use:

A decoction of the rhizome of blood-red geranium is drunk for cancer.

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