Geranium meadow

 Perennial plant geraniums meadow
 Geranium meadow - a perennial plant belonging to the family Geraniaceae.

Geranium meadow - description locus

The plant has a short rhizome. Ground shoots branching and strong. Stems in the upper part of the well-leafy. Basal leaves are kidney-shaped, round plate length from 6 to 12 cm, semirazdelnye almost to the base, dlinnochereshkovye have pinnatifid lobes. Stem leaves smaller, with shorter petioles, quinquepartite. The upper leaves are sessile, tripartite.

Flowers numerous, zontichnoobraznye. Each spike is located two large flower regular shape, wide open. During flowering directed open side up, and before and after flowering droop.

The plant provides korobochkoobraznye fruit, when ripe seeded disintegrating into five parts.

Geranium meadow prefers grassland areas, mountain river valleys, deciduous, sometimes coniferous forests and moist forest clearings.

Common in Central Asia, Western Siberia (except Daur District), Belarus, Ukraine (except Crimea), in the Siberian Arctic (the lower reaches of the Yenisei River), in the European part of Russia in the Arctic (Murmansk coast, the European Arctic).

Grass (flowers, leaves and stems) and roots of geranium meadow used for medicinal purposes.

Chemical composition

In the roots of the plants containing starch, carbohydrates, tannins, flavonoids, catechins, phenol carbonic acids, triterpene saponins.

The leaves, stems and flowers of the plant contains sucrose, fructose, glucose, saponins, raffinose, alkaloids, carotene, ascorbic acid, vitamin K, flavonoids and anthocyanins leucoanthocyanins tannins.

Geranium meadow - use and useful properties

 Botanical illustration geraniums meadow
 The tannins in the plant have antibacterial effect. Extract of the aerial parts of the plant, depending on the dosage, is able to provide both inhibitory and excitatory effects on the nervous system, has a detoxifying effect against snake venoms.

I found the application meadow geranium in folk medicine as an anti-inflammatory, astringent and disinfectant, bone fractures, as well as in the treatment of neoplastic diseases.

The infusion or decoction of herbs or roots of the plant helps with epilepsy, fever, insomnia, colds and stomach diseases, gastritis, hemorrhoids bleeding, enteritis.

The grass is used in the form of infusion, decoction or powder for lotions and powders at nonhealing wounds, abscesses, ulcers, gout and rheumatic pains in the joints, as well as a gargle for sore throats, gingivitis and stomatitis.

Infusion grass take in gout and rheumatism, urolithiasis, tachycardia, angina pectoris, some women's diseases, scabies, for the treatment of respiratory diseases.

Rinse hair decoction of herbs in the alopecia.

The roots in decoction are effective in dyspepsia and dysentery, and crushed roots are effective in caries.

Fresh pounded leaves of the plant applied to the site of the bite of snakes.


We do not recommend the use of geranium meadow at elevated blood viscosity, thrombophlebitis and thrombosis, senile constipation, intestinal atony, gastritis and hyperacidity.