Rose geranium is a heavenly rose-scented herb that is quite uncommon for folks. It can be distinguished by its erect nature and multi-branched shrub that can be 2-3 feet tall and 3 feet wide. It has soft, velvety leaves that are incised deeply and may impart a strong rose-like scent. On the other hand, its flowers come in different shades that vary from white to pale pink.
This evergreen shrub is insanely popular for its essential oil due to its swoon-worthy aroma and noteworthy medicinal benefits. Commercially, geranium oil I used in the manufacturing of perfumes, cosmetics, and other fragrant household items. A good load of clinical studies employed geranium oil to tell its therapeutic efficacy in combatting various ailments. It has been found to be an effective antibacterial, antiviral, antifungal, antioxidative, anti-aging, anti-inflammatory, anxiolytic (anti-anxiety), and analgesic. It works as a mood elevator and also caters to digestive tract issues, skin disorders, and normalizes blood sugar levels.
Rose geranium majorly contains geraniol, citronellol, and citronellyl formate, which are responsible for their impressive medicinal benefits.