rose geranium

part of plant used: 
leaves and flowers
botanical name: 
palargonium odorantissimum
rose geranium

Rose geranium is sweet, astringent, pungent and harmonizing – i.e. warming and/or cooling, moistening dryness and drying dampness. It works to stimulate, restore, decongest, soften and stabilize. The medicinal actions are: anti-inflammatory, anti-bacterial, anti-parasite, anti-ulcer, vulnerary (wound healing), resolves bruising and gives pain relief.

In my creams it softens and moisturizes the skin, repairing dryness, cooling and calming inflammatory conditions like eczema.