Benefits of Geranium Oil
Geranium essential oil, extracted from the floral plant is believed to have an array of medicinal properties in addition to its sweet fragrance. It works well with many types of oils, complementing the fragrance of neroli, sandalwood, rose, bergamot and lavender. Read on to find out some of the benefits you can reap from this essential oil.
Geranium oil was traditionally used to help induce contractions. Due to its astringent qualities, the oil makes the muscles, gums, tissues, blood vessels and intestines to contract. This is useful in a number of ways as it prevents skin and muscles from hanging, loosening of teeth, hemorrhage and development of wrinkles and fine lines.
The oil has a sweet and pleasing aroma that resembles the combination of mint and a sweet-scented flower. It is therefore used as an active ingredient in making deodorant and its effects last long. The best thing is that it works well on all skin types and does not have adverse effects either. Moreover, its mild anti-bacterial effects help to regulate sebum production and eliminate bad odor.
3. Acts as a tonic
A tonic completes your overall health and general wellness. It improves the function of all body processes by influencing secretion of hormones, acids, enzymes and bile etc. as well as toning up your digestive system, excretory system, nervous system, and circulatory system. Apparently, studies show that it tones your skin and muscles, keeping premature aging at bay.
4. Treats skin disease
It can also be useful when used in treatment of common skin disorders, like dermatitis, psoriasis, eczema and so forth. Additionally, it works wells on burns, tonsillitis, Post Menopause Syndrome, neuralgia and ulcers.
Although there are no significant side effects associated with geranium essential oil, expectant women are advised to steer away from it as it may pose serious health risk.