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Scientific Name: Pelargonium graveolens

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Pelargonium graveolens


  • Perennial
  • Leaves scent like roses, bear pink flowers
  • Half hardy, prune back after winter

Culinary Uses

  • Leaves are used in salads and frosted to decorate cakes
  • Flavour stewed apples and pears

Parts Used

  • Leaves and flowers

Medicinal Uses. It is said that

  • It has a tonic effect on the adrenal cortex which helps to regulate stress hormone production
  • Anti-depressant, tonic, analgesic, diuretic, sedative, deodorant
  • Rose-pelargonium tea will calm, unwind and relax
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