ROSE GERANIUM (Pelargonium graveolens) Essential Oil’s Healing Properties

by Cynthe on January 12, 2010

Rose Geranium (Pelargonium graveolens)

Rose Geranium (Pelargonium graveolens) is a well-loved fragrance used for cosmetics;  food, tea & alcohol flavorings, perfumery, and holistic healing…especially for emotional balance / stress, the skin, and women’s endocrine system issues.

~ Physically, it helps with hormonal balance, liver & kidney functions, discharges toxins from the liver that may be impacting the body’s overall well-being. (opens the the Solar Plexus). Supports digestive, nervous, & circulatory systems Has antiseptic qualities.

~ Emotionally, it helps us release negative memories. Eases nervous tension & stress, balances the emotions, lifts the spirits, and fosters peace, well-being, and hope.

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PROPERTIES: Analgesic, Anti-Bacterial, Anti-Depressant, Anti-inflammatory, Antiseptic, Astringent, Diuretic, Insect Repellent, Refreshing, Relaxing, Sedative, Styptic, and Tonic

BODY SYSTEM(S) AFFECTED: Emotional Balance, Circulatory, Digestive & Nervous Systems, Skin

FRENCH MEDICAL USES: Diarrhea, Gallbladder, Gastric Ulcer, Liver: Jaundice, Sterility, Urinary Stones

Improves blood flow / reduces bleeding, Hemorrhoids; Varicose veins;
Digestive support:
Traditionally used to treat Diarrhea, Dysentery and Colic; Gallstones, heals Ulcers, supports Liver detoxification (dilates bile ducts), balances the Pancreas;
Hormonal support:
A vital component in the treatment of Endometriosis, Hormonal balance, Pre-Menstrual & Menopausal symptoms, reputed to help with Uterine and Breast Cancer (would certainly help the patient to relax and cope with the pain)
Oral health: Sore throats & infections;
Nervous System:
Remedy for Herpes & Shingles, relieves Neuralgia, regenerates Nerve tissue, so may be useful for disease or chemo-induced Neuropathy;
Skin regeneration:
Acne, Burns, Bruises, Eczema, Frostbite, Infections, Insect repellent & soothes Bites & Bee stings, Ringworm, heals Sores & Wounds; good as an Oily Skin Cleanser to balance the sebum;
Stress & Anxiety related issues:
Confusion, useful for promoting Concentration, Depression, Insomnia, Panic & Anxiety, Tension;
Urinary Tract: Kidney stones

CAUTIONS: Repeated use, undiluted, may result in some contact sensitization in genetically-sensitive people. Can cause insomnia and restlessness. Pregnant women are advised to consult a trained aromatherapist before using Rose Geranium essential oil.

Reference Guide for Essential Oils
Tenth Edition by Alan & Connie Higley. Abundant Health, OCT 2006.

IMAGE & additional info:

Cynthia Brush, Young Living Oils Distributor #168709Cynthe Brush ~ Certified Clinical (Medical) Aromatherapist, Therapeutic Essential Oils Practitioner & Self-Care Health Educator has used therapeutic essential oils for personal, family, & client health issues since 1999.

Personal Consultations pre-paid on an hourly basis.

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sophie April 4, 2010 at 1:47 pm


i have gallstones and came across your info, how can i use rose geranium to treat gallstones?

many thanks

Cynthe April 4, 2010 at 10:31 pm

Hi Sophie ~ Glad you found our site. It’s important to state that though I’m a certified clinical aromatherapist, I’m not licensed to give medical advice.

However, I would be happy to do research for you from my personal & professional resources on how GERANIUM (Pelargonium graveolens) and other therapeutic essential oils can be used to help dissolve and pass gallstones. This would be as a pre-paid consultation. There are also dietary approaches that may help you as well. I would assemble all the information for you to proceed with as you see fit. Let me know if you are interested.

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