Scented Geranium or Rose Geranium
pelargonium x asperum cv. Egypten
Its long, green, three-lobed leaves with reddish veins are sharply cut and downy. The buds are pinkish; the small flowers, white and purple, have five petals, two of which are streaked with red. Few plants are as widespread and universally admired as the geranium, of which about a hundred species are cultivated, all of them fragrant but with very different scents, and from which we have the pleasure of picking leaves and flowers throughout the year.
Main aromatic molecules: Monoterpenols (citronnellol, geraniol), terpene esters (geranyl acetate + citronnellyl formate), monoterpenones, sesquiterpenols.
Producing organs: Leaves.
Yield: 100 to 250g of essential oil per 100kg of leaves.
Equivalence: 1ml → 31 drops (dosage calculated for a calibrated dropper European Pharmacopoeia)
Extracts from the book ’Aromatherapia – All about essential oils’, by Isabelle Pacchioni, watercolors by Patrick MORIN, Aroma Thera Editions . Extracts from the book ’41 essential oils essential for treating yourself differently’ and ’48 essential oils which every home needs to be healthy’ by Isabelle Delaleu and Isabelle Pacchioni, Publications of the Mandadori France group. Botanical illustrations by Agathe Haevermans.
The properties, benefits and method of use are given for information; they cannot in any case constitute or replace medical information that only health professionals can provide. For any use of essential oils for therapeutic purposes, please consult your GP or pharmacist.