Updated: Dec 14, 2019
It's hard to believe that a flower can have so many benefits and such a unique magic scent that is everlasting!
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Rose Geranium (Pelargonium Graveolens) Essential Oil:
Background And Health Benefits
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Names of different plants and their essential oils can be confusing at times. Take rose geranium, for instance. If not confused with rose, it is sometimes confused with geranium. For the record, though, rose geranium is not related to the rose plant, although the latter has medicinal properties, too. However, rose geranium actually has a cousin that’s also called geranium in some parts of the world. Perhaps the cause for the confusion is that most commercial vendors often list Pelargonium graveolens, one of the major sources of rose geranium essential oils, as a main ingredient even if it’s not the case. So, to make things clear, in this article, every time we refer to rose geranium, we’re actually referring to Pelargonium graveolens. But, before we go any further, let’s go over the background of this amazing botanical.
A Quick Background On Pelargonium Graveolens
Pelargonium graveolens is the binomial name given to rose geranium. It’s not a very common Pelargoniumspecie and is native to South Africa, particularly the Northern Provinces and the Cape Provinces. It belongs to the Geraniaceae family and its name is derived from the Greek word pelargos, which means “stork.” This is the reason that Pelargonium plants are often called storksbill or stork’s bill.
The leaves of the plant are rose-scented, thus, the name rose geranium. It is believed that rose geranium was introduced to European countries in the 17th century. Not long after, it has gained popularity in Spain, Italy, France, and nearby countries. At one time, the varieties of this plant went over 250. They were taken as far as Holland to be cultivated for specific qualities. In Europe, they were used for perfumes due to their strong scent. Today, the plant has started to gain popularity again, thanks to the health benefits of its essential oil.
What makes rose geranium EO really popular is their anti-inflammatory property. In fact, a study shows that it has a significant potential for the development of anti-inflammatory drugs. Meanwhile, here are several ways you can use this substance for your health at home.
Anti-bacterial, anti-fungal, antiseptic and anti-inflammatory – It eliminates or stops the growth of fungi and bacteria on wounds and keeps them from developing nasty infections.
Antimicrobial – An immunity booster, this essential oil strengthens the body’s defensive cells to help it deal with toxic challenges both internally and externally.
Anti-hemorrhagic – As a styptic, it maintains normal blood flow by contracting the arteries and veins. Its hemostatic properties allow for faster coagulation thus, aiding in blood clot. Both of these properties are helpful in healing wounds and warding off infections.
Cytophylactic – It can aid in improving metabolism, which is vital in maintaining the health and development of cells.
Cicatrisant – Rose Geranium essential oil is excellent for treating a variety of skin disorders such as acne, eczema, dermatitis, rashes and fungal infections. As cicatrisant, it can make scars fade away slowly and restore the skin’s flawlessness.
Diuretic – It assists in urine discharge from the urinary bladder thus eliminating toxic and excess elements from the body that include sodium, bile, and fat.
Moisturizer – The essential oil of Rose Geranium acts as a natural cleanser and hydrator. Either used directly or added to water, it can help you achieve a clear, glowing skin. This essential oil also serves as an anti-aging agent as it tightens muscle tissues, keeping the skin from premature sagging.
Eliminating Body Odor
Rose geranium is one of those botanicals with a very uplifting and pleasing aroma. Its scent can be compared to that of mint and a combination of other floral. That alone should make it obvious how effective it is for a deodorant. Furthermore, its scent is so strong that it could last for a very long time. What makes this plant effective in eliminating body odor; however, is its antibacterial property. What makes it even unique is that its fragrance is not released in exhalation, but exits the body during perspiration. This means that the more you sweat, the more its fragrance becomes evident.
Relieving Stress And Treating The Automatic Nervous System Imbalance
The aromatic molecules of rose geranium are very effective in treating automatic nervous system imbalance and are therefore helpful for reducing stress. A study in Taiwan involving school teachers has also proven this. Rose geranium essential oil, along with essential oils of other botanicals, were used in aromatherapy and massage, and have been found effective in not only lowering stress levels, but also in lowering menopausal symptoms such as pain, depression, and hot flushes.
Whether used in a diffuser, a bath, a massage, or in a potpourri, the harmonizing effect of rose geranium EO on the central nervous system can really lift up the spirits, and alleviate stress and anxiety. Moreover, this oil has been shown to activate microglial cells, integral cells that fight against Alzheimer’s and dementia, as well as other neuro-degenerative diseases.
Enhancing Blood Circulation And Treating Blocked Menstruation
Being a homeostatic agent, rose geranium can help stop blood clotting among women during menstruation. This also makes it effective in preventing toxins from entering the bloodstreams through unclotted wounds. Moreover, it helps enhance circulation and has significant effects on the functions of the spleen and the liver, aiding in blocked menstruation, hot flashes, mood swings, and PMS in women in their menopausal stage.
Getting Rid Of Acne And Dermatitis
Using rose geranium EO is actually a great way to save money when treating acne and other skin problems. Rose geranium is a powerful cicatrizant, which means it can help reduce the appearance of scars and spots on the skin. It also facilitates blood circulation underneath the skin and can help promote a balanced distribution of melanin.
Moreover, mixing a few drops of rose geranium oil to your favorite lotion or skin care cream will help control the excess secretion of sebum that’s responsible for oily skin. This leaves skin that’s naturally balanced, supple, and healthy.
Relieving Muscle Tension
Rose geranium is considered by many as an athlete’s friend. It’s actually used in many health supplements, especially the ones for bodybuilding and athletic performance. When mixed with a carrier oil such as lavender oil and vitamin E and almond oil, it could offer a very relaxing effect to both the mind and the body.
Removing Athlete’s Foot
Speaking of athletes, another important way you can use rose geranium oil is for treating athlete’s foot. Since it has strong anti fungal properties, it is suitable and efficient in treating a number of fungal conditions such as jock itch.
What’s The Best Way To Use Rose Geranium Oil?
Just like any other essential oils, rose geranium oil can be utilized in a number of different ways. This depends, of course, on the kind of condition or ailment you wish to treat with it.
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Inhalation – This is the most common way of using this oil. It is often added to a diffuser and its scent used to bring healing to mind, body, and soul.
Massage – Another way to use this oil is through massaging. Make sure you dilute it with a carrier oil before using it as a soothing massage oil.
Warm Bath – Adding a few drops of rose geranium oil onto your warm bath is another effective way to take advantage of its health benefits.
Lotion or Cream – For treating wounds and cuts or for beautifying the skin, you can add a few drops of rose geranium oil to your favorite lotion or cream and apply it on the affected area.
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