Family : Geraniaceae
Habitat : Native to South Africa; widely cultivated in Russia,Egypt,Congo,Japan, Central America and Europe(Spain,Italy and France ).
Odour : Rosy –Sweet ,minty scent.
Part of plant used : Leaf and branches.
Method of extraction : Steam Distillation
Dosha effect of oil : Vatta, Pitta And Kapha
Therapeutic indication : Skin Care: Acne, bruises, broken capillaries, burns congested skin, cuts, dermatitis, eczema, haemorrhoids repellent, ringworm, ulcers, wounds.Circulation,Muscles and Joints:-Cellulitis, engorgement of breasts, oedema, poor circulation.
Respiratory System: Sore throat,tonsillitis,
Genito-urinary and Endocrine systems: Adrenocortical glands and menopausal problems,PMT.
Nervous System: Nervous tension,neuralgia and stress-related conditions.
Mind/Emotions : Balancing mind ad body.
Safety Data : Non-toxic, Non-irritant, generally non-sensitizing ; possible contact dermatitis in hypersensitive individuals,espically with the bourbon type.