Rose scented geranium

Rose scented geranium

Rose scented geranium

Rose scented Geranium

A fast growing plant with highly rose scented leaves bearing small mauve flowers in summer. The Geranium is also well known for a variety of smells such as, rose, mint, coconut, citrus and nutmeg.

Perennial. H: 80 cm W: spread 80cm. 12cm, 17cm.


 

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In the garden:

Growth Characteristics:
• Perennial, Evergreen, Frost tolerant.
• Highly rose scented leaves.
• Small mauve flowers in summer.

 Height:
•±1m; Spread: ±80 cm.

Cultivation:
• Full sun; Well drained, composted soil.

Harvesting:
• Pick fresh leaves and flowers throughout the year.

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Culinary use:

Use Rose scented geranium leaves with:
• Biscuits
• Sorbet, Punch, Summer drinks.
• Use a strong infusion to flavour sauces, custards, jellies, buns, water ices.
• Herb butter for cakes and sweet biscuits, spread on bread and scones.
• Add flowers to salads, use as garnish,.

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Fragrance

• Use in potpourri and pillows for a relaxing and soothing lemon-rose fragrance.
• Add to bathwater, Bath Smoothie.

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Cosmetic use:

• Infuse as a mild astringent to clean and help circulation of pale, sluggish complexion.

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Health benefits:

Rose Scented Geranium may be beneficial in the following cases:

Nervous System
• Phobias - release tension and induce a feeling of calm
• Antidepressant, anxiety.
• Stress.

Skin
• Eczema, Shingles.

Cardiovascular System
• Varicose veins.

Liver
• Liver disorders.

Reproductive System
• Menopause, PMS.

Preparation and dosage:
TEA:
• Add about 3-4 fresh leaves, or 1 tablespoon dried leaves, per cup of boiling water, let it stand for 10-15 minutes before drinking,
• Drink up to 3 cups per day.