ROSE SCENTED GERANIUM

Rose Scented Geranium

ROSE SCENTED GERANIUM

Fall in love with this aromatic and very popular indigenous herb. Plant it in the garden or containers close to walkways so that you can touch and smell it every time you walk past. Take some time to smell the roses ...

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.