Herb latin name: Geranium thunbergii

Family: Geraniaceae (Geranium Family)

Medicinal use of Geranium thunbergii:

The whole plant is astringent.

Description of the plant:


30 cm
(11 3/4 inch)

Habitat of the herb:

Grassy places in lowland areas all over Japan.

Edible parts of Geranium thunbergii:

Young leaves. No further details are given. Old leaves, when the plant is at the peak of its growth, are used as a tea substitute.

Propagation of the herb:

Seed - sow spring in a cold frame. When they are large enough to handle, prick the seedlings out into individual pots and plant them out in the summer. Division in spring or autumn. Larger clumps can be replanted direct into their permanent positions, though it is best to pot up smaller clumps and grow them on in a cold frame until they are rooting well. Plant them out in the spring.

Cultivation of Geranium thunbergii:

Grassy places in lowland areas all over Japan.

Known hazards of Geranium thunbergii:

None known

Plant information taken from the Plants For A Future.