Getting a lift from Geraniums

 

Geraniums are considered one of the most loved plants in the world. There are over 200 different types of Geraniums plants, making it a popular addition to gardens. Not only are they pleasing to the eyes, they also offer a wide range of health benefits.

 

Healing pain: People with chronic pain or migraines can drink tea brewed from geranium leaves, since it aids with releasing endorphins and treating pain.

However, the effect is relatively mild, so it’s not recommended for permanent pain relief.

Relieving stress: Geranium tea’s soothing properties can help alleviate a cluttered mind and/or get rid of an unpleasant mood.

Plus, organic compounds and chemicals in the tea are able to positively impact the endocrine system and assist with balancing stress- and anxiety-causing hormones.

Treating inflammation: Geranium has anti-inflammatory properties, helpful for alleviating sore joints and muscles and even easing inflammation of the gut or cardiovascular system.

Facilitating better digestion: Geranium may help eliminate harmful and discomfort-causing bacteria, and restore gastrointestinal health.

Boosting the immune system: Geranium’s natural antiseptic, antibacterial and anti-fungal properties contribute to its abilities as a cold and flu reliever.

You can also chew on geranium leaves so the body receives antibacterial compounds that’ll help enhance the immune system and bolster quick recovery from illnesses.

Geranium can also help prevent internal and external pathogens from damaging your body.

Improving kidney health: Volatile components in geranium may enhance kidney health and encourage urination, helping with body detoxification and removing excess salts, fats and water.

Increased urination can assist in reducing kidney strain and in inhibiting toxins from transferring to other parts of the body.

 

source: “Giving Your Health a Much-Needed Boost with Geranium”, Dr.Mercola

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