(Herbs Wiki) Herb Robert

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Herb Robert Scientific Names and Common Names,Herb Robert Biochemical Information,Uses,Warning,Where Found,Parts Usually Used,Herb Robert Description of Plant(s) and Culture,Medicinal Properties.

(Herbs Wiki) Herb Robert


Common Names | Parts Usually Used | Plant(s) & Culture | Where Found | Medicinal Properties
Legends, Myths and Stories | Uses | Formulas or Dosages | Bibliography

Scientific Names

Geranium robertianum L. Geranium family

Common Names

Dragon’s blood
Wild crane’s-bill
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Parts Usually Used

The entire plant
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Description of Plant(s) and Culture

Herb Robert is a disagreeable-smelling annual or perennial plant, 6-18 inches high; the reddish stem is glandular-hairy, thick, juicy, and forked. The opposite, palmate, 3-5 toothed segment, leaves with pinnate or pinnatifid leaflets are deep green, often tinged with red. The purplish-red or rose colored flowers grow in pairs from May to October. The 5 petals are not notched but have long claws which suggest the long bill of a stork or crane.
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Where Found

Found in rocky woods, roadsides, ditches, waste places from Nova Scotia south to Pennsylvania and west to Manitoba and Missouri; also common in Europe, Asia, and North Africa.
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Medicinal Properties

Astringent, styptic
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Legends, Myths and Stories

Some say, as does the Webster’s Dictionary, that this plant was named after Robert, Duke of Normandy or possibly after St. Robert, founder of the Carthusians.

Farmers for centuries have used Herb Robert for treating cattle.
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Internal use is recommended for diarrhea, gastritis, enteritis, gout, and external hemorrhage. A hot poultice of boiled leaves is said to be good for bladder pains, fistulas, bruises, erysipelas, malaria, tuberculosis, stomach ailments, intestinal ailments, jaundice, gargle for sore throat, kidney infections, tumors, ulcers, and persistent skin problems. The green, crushed leaves are applied to relieve pain and inflammation. Use the tea also as a rinse for inflammations of the mouth, and the dilute tea as an eyewash. Externally, wash or poultice used to relieve swollen breasts, wounds, and is a folk remedy for cancer.
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Formulas or Dosages

Remove any developing fruit before using.

Infusion: steep 1 level tbsp. dried herb in 1 cup water for a short time. Take 1 cup per day.

Cold extract: use 2 tsp. dried herb with 1 cup cold water. Let stand for 8-10 hours in a covered pot.
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, by Penelope Ody, Dorling Kindersley, Inc, 232 Madison Avenue, New York, NY 10016, First American Edition, copyright 1993

, by Nicholas Culpeper, Meyerbooks, publisher, PO Box 427, Glenwood, Illinois 60425, 1990, (reprint of 1814)

, by Steven Foster and James A. Duke., Houghton Mifflin Company, 215 Park Avenue South, New York, NY 10000

, by John Lust, Bantam Books, 666 Fifth Avenue, New York, NY. copyright 1974.

, by Michael Tierra, C.A., N.D., O.M.D., Lotus Press, PO Box 325, Twin Lakes. WI 53181., Copyright 1988, published 1992

, Third College Edition, Victoria Neufeldt, Editor in Chief, New World Dictionaries: A Division of Simon & Schuster, Inc., 15 Columbus Circle, New York, NY 10023, 1984

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