Cranesbill, G. maculatum, Geranio Manchado, Geranium, Geranium maculatum, Géranium Taché, Géranium Tacheté, Spotted Cranesbill, Wild Geranium, Wood Geranium.
Spotted geranium is a plant that grows in North America. It is found most frequently in eastern Canada, as well as in the northern, central, and eastern regions of the United States. The whole plant and the root are used to make medicine.
People take spotted geranium for diarrhea, cholera, digestion problems, irritable bowel syndrome (IBS), canker sores, and gum disease.
Spotted geranium is sometimes applied to the affected area for skin wounds, bleeding sores, hemorrhoids, vaginal discharge, and a fungal infection called thrush.
How does it work?
Spotted geranium contains chemicals called tannins. These have a drying effect and might be useful for conditions such as diarrhea.
Insufficient Evidence to Rate Effectiveness for...
TAKEN BY MOUTH
- Digestion problems.
- Irritable bowel syndrome (IBS).
- Canker sores.
- Gum disease.
- Other conditions.
- Skin wounds.
- Bleeding sores.
- Vaginal discharge.
- Fungal infection (thrush).
- Other conditions.
Natural Medicines Comprehensive Database rates effectiveness based on scientific evidence according to the following scale: Effective, Likely Effective, Possibly Effective, Possibly Ineffective, Likely Ineffective, and Insufficient Evidence to Rate (detailed description of each of the ratings).
The appropriate dose of spotted geranium depends on several factors such as the user's age, health, and several other conditions. At this time there is not enough scientific information to determine an appropriate range of doses for spotted geranium. Keep in mind that natural products are not always necessarily safe and dosages can be important. Be sure to follow relevant directions on product labels and consult your pharmacist or physician or other healthcare professional before using.
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