Herb Robert

Geranium robertianum

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Herb Robert is little used in modern herbalism, but is occasionally employed as an astringent to halt bleeding, treat diarrhoea etc in much the same way as G. maculatum. The leaves are antirheumatic, astringent, mildly diuretic and vulnerary. Modern research has shown that the leaves can lower blood sugar levels and so it can be useful in the treatment of diabetes. An infusion of the leaves is used in the treatment of bleeding, stomach ailments, kidney infections, jaundice etc. Externally, a wash or poultice is applied to swollen and painful breasts, rheumatic joints, bruises, bleeding etc. It is best to use the entire plant, including the roots. The plant can be harvested at any time from late spring to early autumn and is usually used fresh. A homeopathic remedy is made from the plant. Source: https://pfaf.org/