Herb Robert – Geranium Robertianum.
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Geranium robertianum, commonly known as Herb Robert, Red Robin, Death come quickly, Storksbill, Dove’s Foot, Crow’s Foot, 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. 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. The active ingredients are tannins, a bitter compound called geraniin, and essential oils. It is carried to attract good luck, and due to its analogical association with storks, to enhance fertility.