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Geranium essential oil is derived from the leaves and stems of geranium plants through distillation and has many health benefits. It is one of the most popular essential oils today due to its gentle and effective healing qualities.
The main components of Geranium essential oil include; menthone, alpha pinene, limonene, linalool, acetate, geranyl, geraniol, myrcene and geranyl butyrate.
The native South African plant is well known for its aromatherapy uses as well as other therapeutic benefits.
12 Health Benefits of Geranium Essential Oil
1) Aromatherapy Uses
Geranium oil is used widely in aromatherapy due to its regenerative properties on the skin.
The essential oil has also been found to contain properties that effectively stimulate the adrenal cortex hence it helps in getting rid of depression, stress and anxiety.
Geranium oil can be used to ease conditions such as inflammations, hemorrhoids, menorrhagia largely due to its styptic and astringent properties.
Geranium essential oil has widely used effectively in spa treatments for; eczema, acne, oily complexion, mature skin, for improving circulation, cellulite treatments, and reduce water retention specially during PMS.
Geranium oil can be used in all forms of aromatherapy that include; inhalation, vaporization, bathing, spray massage.
2) Geranium Essential Oil As An Astringent
Geranium oil is known to be effective in inducing contractions, by contracting several muscles and organs in the body such as abdominal muscles, blood vessels, skin, gum tissues etc. One achieves better health as a result. Through contracting muscles the essential geranium oil prevents the skin and other muscles from hanging or loosening.
3) Anti-microbial and Antibacterial properties of Geranium Essential Oil
Geranium oils effectively treat wounds or cuts faster than other medication largely due to its microbial as well as antibacterial properties.
Once applied on the affected area the oil has properties that ideally kills and prevents the development of microbes or bacterial in wounds or cuts
4) Cicatrisant Properties of Geranium Essential Oil
The oil has many therapeutic benefits on the skin.
The oil has cicatrisant properties that help in getting rid of acne, surgery marks, spots, scars etc. Apart from wiping out scars or spots on the skin, the oil stimulates the flow of blood beneath the skin as well helps in the uniform depositing or distribution of melanin.
4) Geranium Essential Oil is Haemostatic
Has Haemostatic properties hence helps the in speeding up clotting of blood and in the process prevent bleeding or hemorrhage.
5) Geranium Essential Oil is a Diuretic
Geranium oil has diuretic properties that help in increasing urination. Through urine, toxins such as heavy metals, pollutants, pathogens, uric acid, pathogens, bile, excess acids, urea among others are removed or excreted from the body.
6) Geranium Essential Oil is Cytophylatic
Geranium oil has cytophylactic properties which promotes cell health as well as aid in the regeneration of new cells.
7) Geranium Essential Oil Works As A Deodorant
Geranium oil can be used to get rid of house and body odors as it has such a pleasant aroma which can be described as a combination of mint and the fragrance of a flower.
8) Geranium Essential Oil is a Tonic
Has tonic properties that ensure all systems in the body functions properly hence one achieves good health.
9) Geranium Essential Oil Is A Vulnerary
Has vulnerary properties that help in speeding up the healing of wounds, incisions from surgery, cuts etc
10) Geranium Essential Oil as a Vermifuge
Geranium essential oil contains vermifuge properties which help in getting rid of parasites and intestinal worms especially in children
11) Geranium Essential Oil is Styptic
Has styptic properties which essentially causes the flow of blood to stop or slow down
Other Geranium Essential Oil Health Benefits
Some of the ailments that geranium essential oil can ease or treat include; dermatitis, acne, infection in the nose, throat, or in respiratory organs, burns, eczema, ulcers, neuralgia, post menopause syndrome (PMS) etc.
The use of geranium oil can result or cause sensitizing effects in some rare cases largely due to the fact that it influences various hormone secretions; hence should not be used by pregnant women.