Other Names: Wild
Geranium, American Cranesbill, Storksbill, Alumroot
Elements Applied: The
root is the core component used in herbal medicine.
Active Components: The
plant is better to pick up before blossoming, when it contains high levels of tannins, like gallic acid.
Due to its astringent characteristics American Cranesbill is applied in
dysentery, diarrhea and hemorrhoids. The plant is also used in digestive
system conditions which can cause bleeding, including stomach ulcer. In this
case it’s mixed with other herbal digestives. When faeces contain blood, the
remedy can be successfully applied; still, you should visit your health-care
provider first. Additionally the herb is applied to reduce menstrual
bleeding, thus impeding abnormal blood loss. Externally the plant can be
applied to regulate leucorrhoea.
Commonly mixed with: In case of ulcer conditions Cranesbill is
mixed with Comfrey, Meadowsweet, Agrimony, or Marshmallow. For leucorrhoea
the remedy is used together with Beth Root.
Preparation and intake:
For a decoction take 1-2 teaspoons of the root extract and dilute it with
cold water. Boil the mixture and infuse it for 15 minutes. The decoction is
taken 3 times per day. In form of a tincture the remedy is used in a dose of
3 ml on average 3 times per day.
Safety: There is no data
or evidence concerning the safety level of American Cranesbill. There is a
possibility of interaction with chemical medicines. For this reason its
administration should be discussed with a health-care provider."