Herb latin name: Geranium wilfordii

Family: Geraniaceae (Geranium Family)

Medicinal use of Geranium wilfordii:

The aerial parts of the plant are antirheumatic, antiseptic and astringent. It is used to improve the circulation, strengthen the bones and tendons. The plant is used in the treatment of acute and chronic rheumatalgia, diarrhoea, dysentery and enteritis. The plant has also shown antibacterial action against Staphylococcus aureus, streptococci, Pneumococci, Shigella flexneri etc.

Description of the plant:


60 cm
(2 feet)

Habitat of the herb:

Lowland and hills all over Japan.

Propagation of Geranium wilfordii:

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 the herb:

Lowland and hills all over Japan.

Known hazards of Geranium wilfordii:

None known

Plant information taken from the Plants For A Future.