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Cranesbill, stinky (Geranium robertianum)

Stinky cranesbill


Blood-cleansing, constipating, pulling, hormone-increasing, mood-enhancing, makes you happy

Areas of application:

Anthrax, skin diseases, eye inflammation, sore throat, toothache, nerve inflammation in the cheeks and feet, pain in the kidneys and stomach, pain in swollen limbs, weeping and dry ringworm, ear pain, helps to remove waste products and toxins, if you want to have children, Ulcers, inflammation of the breast, breast cancer, gout, eczema-like rashes, bloody diarrhea, annoying summer diarrhea, chronic inflammation of the stomach and small intestine, chronic diarrhea, gastritis, nosebleeds, blood in the urine, intermenstrual bleeding, in cases of grief and great sadness, heavy bleeding, heartburn, duodenal ulcer

Plant parts used:

flowering herb

Collection time:

May to September

To find:

In damp and shady places.


Tannins, essential oils, bitter substance geraniin


☕ Tea: 1 teaspoon of dried or fresh herb is poured with 1/4 liter of boiling water. Then let it steep for 5 minutes and strain. Drink twice a day before meals.

🛑 Due to the high tannin content, an overdose should be avoided, it does not harm the stomach.

There are different types of cranesbills, not all of them can be used. The meadow cranesbill (Geranium pratense) has sky blue flowers, the forest cranesbill (Geranium sylvaticum) has more purple flowers. The flowers of the true medicinal storksbill are smaller and are reddish with white stripes. The leaves are reminiscent of scented geraniums.

If you rub the leaves between your fingers, the smelly smell is created.

Medieval doctors praised the herb exuberantly and also called it the herb of divine grace.

In the past, the stork's beak was used more in veterinary medicine and today it is still used externally in pigs for wounds and skin rashes and internally in cattle as a tonic.

On the bread and butter, a pinch of powdered root has a lightening effect in times of grief and great sadness and makes you happy.

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