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Scientific Name: Pelargonium adoratissimum

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Pelargonium adoratissimum
Pelargonium adoratissimum
Pelargonium adoratissimum


  • Perennial
  • Unusual plant
  • Indigenous to South Africa
  • Perennial shrub, white flowers
  • Aromatic fruity apple scent
  • Drought tolerant
  • Full sun or shade
  • Grows well in a pot

Culinary Uses

  • Leaves flavour deserts, syrups, sauces, fruit drinks and punches.
  • Leaves can be infused to make a tea

Parts Used

  • Leaves

Medicinal Uses. It is said that

  • Astringent, tonic, antiseptic
  • Promotes healing
  • Internally:
  • For debility (verswaktheid), gastroenteritis and hemorrhage
  • Externally:
  • Skin complaints, injuries, neuralgia and throat infections
  • Apple geranium essential oil: burns, sores and shingles

Other Uses

  • Repel insects
  • Potpourri
The information contained within this website is for educational purposes only. This site merely recounts the traditional uses of specific plants as recorded through history. Always seek advice from a medical practitioner.

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