Cut-Leaved Crane’s-Bill (Geranium dissectum).

Sunrise: 05.01    Sunset: 09.28

medicinal herbs: CUT-LEAFED CRANESBILL – Geranium dissectum

The whole plant, but especially the roots, is rich in tannin. It is antiseptic, highly astringent, styptic and tonic. An infusion of the whole plant, or of the roots alone, is used in the treatment of diarrhoea (especially for children and the elderly), dysentery, cholera, gastro-enteritis, internal bleeding, excessive menstruation etc. Externally, it is used in the treatment of purulent wounds, haemorrhoids, thrush, vaginal discharges, inflammations of the mouth etc. It is best to harvest the roots as the plant comes into flower since they are then at their most active medicinally. The leaves should be harvested before the plant sets seed. Both are dried for later use.

 

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.Cut-Leaved Crane’s-Bill (Geranium dissectum).

 

 

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