Rose pelargonium is part of a large family of plants (often incorrectly called geraniums) which are indigenous to South Africa.
Rose pelargonium is an excellent herb for calming and de-stressing. It helps with insomnia, eases tension (including premenstrual tension) and anxiety and treats gastroenteritis. It has a balancing effect on the hormonal system and also increases circulation and soothes sore throats. Added to face creams, it soothes inflamed skin. It is also a good face cleanser – especially for problem skins. It is also a surprisingly effective insect repellent against mosquitoes, ticks and other insects.