A Women’s Supporter
Carpet geranium has been used traditionally by many cultures including the Khoikoi, European settlers and Southern Cape Khoisan to support women and womb health. It is used to bring comfort to and relieve women’s ailments including menstrual pain, excessive menstruation and premenstrual tension (PMS). Also known as “vroue tee” (women’s tea) it is used for irregular menstruation and is said to help with infertility and venereal diseases.
A Pregnancy and Birthing Supporter
Carpet Geranium is also used for pregnancy problems, during childbirth, for expelling the afterbirth and the stimulation of lactation.
A Urinary Supporter
It can also be used to relieve bladder infections (cystitis), respiratory conditions including bronchitis and to support the body through a fever.
A Digestive Reliever
The leaves of the plant are used to relieve colic and other digestive complaints. It is particularly known for its effects in relieving diarrhoea. Studies in mice showed that carpet geranium significantly reduced faecal output in castor oil-induced diarrhoea and significantly reduced the number of diarrhoeal episodes. It also delayed the onset of diarrhoea as well as significantly reduced the number of mice exhibiting diarrhoea.
Carpet Geranium has exhibited high anthelmintic activity against Haemonchus contortus (barber’s pole worm). It is excellent for expelling worms in both humans and animals.
Properties and Actions
Anthelmintics, Anti-inflammatory Antimicrobial, Antioxidant, Astringent, Cytotoxic (anti-cancerous), Febrifuge (reduce fever)
Reproductive System, Urinary System, Digestive system, Respiratory System
Acute Cases: 20-30 drops 3 x per day
Maintenance: 20-30 drops 1-2 x per day
Dilute in a small amount of water. Shake before use. Store in a cool, dark place. Take a 2-week break after every 6 weeks.
Consult with your medical healthcare practitioner before taking any herbs while on medication or when pregnant.
Geranium Incanum (Carpet Geranium), Natural Sugarcane Alcohol, Water
*This medicine has not been evaluated by the Medicine Control Council. It is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease.