"Geranium robertianum, commonly known as Herb Robert, Red Robin, or (in North America) Robert Geranium, is a common species of cranesbill in Europe, Asia, North America, and North Africa."
"In traditional herbalism, Herb Robert is used as a remedy for toothache and nosebleeds. An infusion made from the whole plant, minus the root, has been used for its diuretic and tonic effect and as a remedy for dysentery. It is also used on wounds for healing and to prevent scarring, having both an antiseptic and a styptic effect. Freshly picked leaves have an odor resembling burning tires when crushed, and if they are rubbed on the body the smell is said to repel mosquitoes."
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11/16/2011: Francisca from Michelbach-le-bas, Alsace, France: "Hi, a while ago someone suggested here a cure with geranium essential oil. I am not sure but I believe it was for circulation? One could take the oil, I think and also a bath. I don't know how to search for it and I forgot to save it. Can anyone help? I didn't find it in the remedies...."Replies
11/16/2011: Linda from New Haven, Ct replies: "Perhaps this is what you are looking for: http://www.earthclinic.com/CURES/circulation.html"
11/16/2011: D from Sf, Ca replies: "At the top of the page, in the search... Type in 'geranium essential oil". Or, under 'ailments'... Click on "circulation" or under P... poor circulation."
11/20/2011: Francisca from Michelbach-le-bas, Alsace, France replies: "Thanks, that was it exactly! Somehow I never seem to have much luck with my searches on this site but.... I think that it is me, not the site! I tried remedies (not ailments because I didn't really remember what it was for... ) and the search never seems to work for me because I never seem to get what I am after. Maybe it is better now.... I confess that I didn't try! I have saved it now!"
02/12/2011: Paul from Brisbane, Queensland, Australia: "Has anyone experienced benefits from taking Herb Robert? The herb has Geranium, which stimulates oxygen in the body and helps with cancer, tumours and is a good antioxidant."Replies
02/14/2011: Francisca from Michelbach-le-bas, Alsace, France replies: "A lady I know what telling me the other day that she makes a moisturizer for her skin with Geranium and patchouli essential oils, and almond oil."
03/01/2011: Margaret from Gold Coast, Australia replies: "Robert, Isabell Shipard's book How can I use herbs in my daily life? has 4 pages on Herb Robert. Eating 4-5 leaves a day has been credited with curing cancer. She has a website and newsletter if you want to learn more
[YEA] 03/17/2011: George from Melbourne, Australia replies: "I purchased some herb robert from 'Isabel Shipard' who has the herb farm in Queensland. I am taking it with licorice and horsetail to help with my lungs... I have been on it for 5 weeks now and I feel better as my cough has gone... But I am using it more for a preventative.... For cancer"