Cranesbill: Geranium maculatum (L.)
About cranesbill: Cranesbill is native to North America and is found in the Northeastern U.S. from New Jersey to Florida and as far west as Oklahoma. It is so common that it is not often cultivated.
Quality Assured: Our cranesbill is responsibly sourced from U.S.A. This herb is grown without the use of genetic engineering, artificial fertilizers, or pesticides. Our experts here at the Apothecary Shoppe personally evaluate every herb through taste, touch, and smell to assure that you are receiving the best botanicals suitable for use.
How to Use
Benefits: Cranesbill is often used as a gargle. It contains large amounts of tannic acid and is a useful tonic and often used in gargles.
Cautions and Contraindications:
Cranesbill is classed as safe for consumption if used appropriately. However, the stated dose should not be exceeded, as the tannin content could cause liver and kidney damage. All herbs with high tannin content must be taken only in the stated doses.
Cranesbill Geranium maculatum: 1⁄2 ounce
Bayberry Myrica cerifera bark: 1⁄2 ounce
Goldenseal Hydrastis canadensis: 1⁄2 ounce
Marshmallow Althaea officinalis: 1⁄2 ounce
Rosemary Rosmarinus officinalis: 1⁄2 ounce
Water: 11⁄2 pints
Honey: 3 ounces
Simmer the herbs in a tightly covered saucepan for 20 minutes in water. Strain and then add honey. Bottle and store in a cool place. Use as a gargle as often as needed.