Pelargonium distillates and absolutes, commonly known as “geranium oil”, are sold for aromatherapy and massage therapy applications. They are also sometimes used to supplement or adulterate more expensive rose oils. The essential oil is an ingredient in a “natural” haemorrhoid treatment.
In food Industry:-
As a flavoring, the flowers and leaves are used in cakes, jams, jellies, ice creams, sorbets, salads, sugars,and teas.
It is used as a flavoring agent in some pipe tobaccos, being one of the characteristic “Lakeland scents.”
Species: P. graveolens
Common name:- Geraniums.
In herbal medicine, Pelargonium has been used for intestinal problems, wounds and respiratory ailments, but Pelargonium species have also been used for fevers, kidney complaints and other conditions.
It is used internally for debility, gastroenteritis, and hemorrhage and externally for skin complaints, injuries, and neuralgia and throat infections. The essential oil is used in aromatherapy.
It is also used to balance the hormonal system, menstrual flow, and clean the body of toxins