Herb latin name: Geranium wallichianum


Family: Geraniaceae (Geranium Family)



Medicinal use of Geranium wallichianum:

The plant has astringent properties. A decoction of the root, mixed with the bark of Prunus cerasoides, is used in the treatment of peptic ulcers. It has been used as a cure for toothache and has been applied externally to the eyes. The juice of the plant is applied to fresh cuts to stem the bleeding. A paste of the plant is used as a poultice to relieve joint pains.

Description of the plant:



Plant:
Perennial


Height:
30 cm
(11 3/4 inch)

Flovering:
July to
September

Habitat of the herb:

Forests, shrubberies and open slopes, 2400 - 3600 metres.

Other uses of Geranium wallichianum:

The root contains 30% tannin, it is used as a dye. A good dense ground cover plant. Plants should be spaced about 60cm apart each way.

Propagation of the herb:

Seed - sow spring in a cold frame. 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 wallichianum:

Forests, shrubberies and open slopes, 2400 - 3600 metres.

Known hazards of Geranium wallichianum:

None known

Plant information taken from the Plants For A Future.