Geranium oil has been used since the 17th century as a general tonic, brightener for the mind, fungicide, perfume and skin care agent.
Therapeutic Properties Described in the Aromatherapy Literature
Antibacterial, Antidepressant, Antihaemorrhagic, Antispasmodic, Antitumorial, Anti-inflammatory, Astringent, Antibacterial, Antifungal, Aphrodisiac, Cicatrisant, Deoderant, Diuretic, Fungicidal, Haemostatic, Stimulant (to the adrenal cortex), Styptic, Vermifuge, Vulnerary.
Rose Geranium (ordorantissium) has all the properties of the graveolens varietal, with an additional aphrodisiac element due to the specific aroma compounds. Please refer to the Geranium essential oil page for all the therapeutic effects of this oil. Malte Hozzel on Rose Geranium Essential Oil: "Geranium's vital, sensual presence is not subtle, but direct & unavoidable, making it one of the oils of choice for aphrodisiac qualities. (Geranium Essential Oil) inspires natural beauty & enjoyment, uplifts instantly & "tonifies" the mind & intellect in a powerful, nearly demanding attitude. Mobilizing hidden creative & emotional reserves, helping us to rise to our own earthly & spiritual identify. A fiery beauty for the spells of all worlds."