Geranium Bourbon - Common name Rose Geranium
The name “Rose Geranium” was traditionally applied to the essential oil extracted from a specific cultivar of geranium, known as Geranium Bourbon, which was produced on the island of Reunion. Geranium Bourbon is currently produced only in small quantities; it is not widely available and is much sought after.
|Latin name:||Pelargonium graveolens|
|Part of Plant used:||Leaves and stems|
|Country of Origin:||Reunion Islands|
|Colour of oil:||Pale yellowish, green|
|Odour Description:||Fresh, strong, green, feminine|
|Notes:||Top-strong Mid-strong Base-mild|
|Safety Information:||Do not use all the time - sensitizer|
|Chemical Constituents:||Geraniol, citronellol, linalol, isomenthone.|
|Actions on the body:||Analgesic, antidepressant, antiseptic, cytophylactic, diuretic, tonic, vulnerary.|
General properties: Very useful in treating jet lag or imbalances brought on by travel.
The Circulatory system: Helpful in cleansing the blood of impurities, also improves lymphatic drainage, tonic to general circulation of blood and lymph.
The Endocrine system: Hormonal balancer.
The Nervous system: Eases inflammation of nerve endings.
The Reproductive system: Use for hormonal imbalance during menstruation, menopause and puberty. Can reduce symptoms of PMS and menopausal experiences of fever, hot flashes, depression, lack of vaginal secretion, can be used to treat inflammation in breast.
The Respiratory system: Moistening to mucous membranes, dry coughs.
The Skin: Useful for all skin types, has a balancing action, good for eczema, dermatitis, acne, also useful for sluggish, smokers skin, restores good circulation, aids detoxing. Rose geranium oil is known for its dermatological use for the treatment of aging, wrinkled and/or dry skin. It has the power to minimize the look of wrinkles because it tightens facial skin and slows down the effects of aging.
The Urinary system: Tonic to kidneys, diuretic.
Psychology of: Useful in treating anxiety, calming, balancing, soothing, it is helpful in reducing physical reactions to stress.