Wild Geranium?

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  1. froggirl

    froggirl Feelin' Froggy

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    Since there's no "Health Forum" here I wasn't sure where to post this. I was wondering, have any of you ever taken Wild Geranium extract? Been reading about it in a magazine and the benefits sound pretty good. Any info?
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  2. james dilley

    james dilley Well-Known Member Supporter

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    Never heard of it??? whats it for?? I know this sounds Stupid. But really what is it for?? thanks
     

  3. froggirl

    froggirl Feelin' Froggy

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    Not stupid at all! I'd never heard of it then I was reading an article in my dh's Men's Health about the Tarahumara Indians. Basically, they never get sick and run marathons when they're in their 60's. Plus, they drink a lot of beer and eat a corn concoction (mega carbs) for breakfast, lunch and dinner. One reason (the author states) may be the wild Geranium that grows there. It says: "Sure, it's a folk remedy, but one supported by science: Geraniums are packed with proanthocyanidins, powerful flavenoids shown to be anti-everything--anti-inflamatory, antiviral, antibacterial and antioxidant. In fact, a recent study n the Journal of Agricultural and Food Chemistry found the extract to be as effective as reservatrol--the flavanoid in red wine--at neutralizing desease causing free-radicals."

    I thought it was kinda interesting...
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  4. free-2-b-me

    free-2-b-me Well-Known Member

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    Hmmmmm - I have a nice little plot of them here . Never knew they were medicinal or nutritious. I'll have to investigate . They are one hearty plant that likes shade and moisture .
     
  5. froggirl

    froggirl Feelin' Froggy

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    Let me know what your investigation unearths. :nerd:
    --f.g.
     
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    they're also good for dealing with jap. beatles from all the reading I've done. I'd LOOOOOOVE to have some, some day just for that reason. reese
     
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  8. Pony

    Pony STILL not Alice Supporter

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    Great. I have been tearing that crazy wild geranium out for the past two years. Didn't know I was supposed to save/use it!

    Pony!
     
  9. njmama

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    In Growing 101 Herbs that Heal, It says that wild geranium can be used internally and externally as an astrigent for gastointenstinal complaints, skin & throat conditions and is considered a wonderful antiseptic herb.
     
  10. Pony

    Pony STILL not Alice Supporter

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    Guess I'm going to have to put that in the same category as the plantain, then.

    Sheesh.

    Oh, well. I'm not all that into the lawn grass anyway. ;)

    Pony!
     
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    njmama Well-Known Member

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    I totally agree Pony! I never knew for ages that plantain had so many benefits. I absolutely fell in love with it after I gauged myself with dh's pocket knife. Made a plantain poultice took the pain away and no stitches! :hobbyhors
     
  12. froggirl

    froggirl Feelin' Froggy

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    good info....
    --f.g.