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Geranium - Geranium maculatum in the Geraniaceae or Geranium family
Parts used: Root
Dosage: Decoction: 1 teaspoon per cup of water; or 1:3.5 dry liquid extract: 10-60 drops 1-4 times per day in a little water.
Mental picture and specific indications: Geranium is indicated for relaxed, atonic mucous membranes where the lack of tone or ulceration allows unchecked hemorrhage or other loss of fluids.
Use: (a) Styptic, (b) Mucous membrane tonic.
Used for atonic tissues with discharges due to over-relaxation. Used for passive hemorrhages, diarrhea, ulceration of the mucous membranes and digestive tract, as well as venous atony.
The astringency of this herb makes it useful in any circumstance with abundant and debilitating discharges. It makes a nice astringent mouth rinse.
Contraindications: Information unavailable at this time
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