|Name: American Cranesbill
Name: Geranium maculatum
Names: American Cranesbill, Alumroot, Storksbill, Wild Geranium
Used: The rhizome
Tannins including gallic acid, with the level being highest just before flowering.
Astringent, anti--haemorrhagic, anti-inflammatory, vulnerary.
American Cranesbill is an effective astringent used in diarrhea, dysentery and hemorrhoids. When bleeding accompanies duodenal or gastric ulceration, this remedy is used in combination with other relevant herbs. Where blood is lost in the feces, this herb will help, though careful diagnosis is vital. It may be used where excessive blood loss during menstruation (menorrhagia) or a uterine
hemorrhage (metrorrhagia) occur. As a douche it can be used in leucorrhoea.
Combinations : In peptic ulcers it may be used with Meadowsweet, Comfrey, Marshmallow or Agrimony. In leucorrhoea it can be combined with Beth Root.
Decoction: Put 1-2 teaspoonfuls of the rhizome in a cup of cold water and bring to boiling. Let simmer for
10-15 minutes. This should be drunk three times a day.
Tincture: take 2-4 ml of the tincture three times a day.
No information available. Some herbs are known to react with your medication. Please consult your physician before starting on any herb.
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