Essential Oil Profile (139 Kb)

Pelargonium graveolens – Hormone regulator and tonic

Therapeutic actions

Anti-inflammatory, anti-bacterial, anti-fungal, diuretic, digestive tonic, immune stimulant, hormone regulator/balancer, lymphatic stimulant, cicatrisant, haemostatic, astringent.

  • Enhances: Balance, calmness, digestion, contentment, healing, clarity of thought.
  • Reduces: Stress, premenstrual tension, Menopausal problems, depression, trauma, bleeding.
  • Circulatory system: Oedema, varicose veins.
  • Lymphatic system: Cellulite.
  • Nervous system: Depression, anxiety.
  • Immune system: Chronic fatigue syndrome.
  • Skin: Oily skin.
  • Reproductive/endocrine: PMS, menopause.
Methods for use
  • Massage: Use no more than 10 drops in 50mL of massage oil base. Complementary oils may be added up to a total of 25 drops.
  • Aromatic Bath: Add 5-10 drops in water, agitate to disperse.
  • Vaporiser: Use 8-1- drops in vaporiser dish.
Parts used

Flowers, stalks, leaves.

Method of extraction

Steam distillation.

Safety precautions

Considered non-toxic and non-sensitising however some cases of dermatitis in hypertensive patients have been reported.