Cransbill Root Cut And Sifted Bulk By The Ounce
Common Names: American Kino Root, American Tormentil, Crowfoot, Dovesfoot, Geranium, Storksbill, Spotted Cranesbill, Spotted Geranium, Tormentil, Wild Cranesbill, Wild Dovesfoot, Wild Geranium
Scientific Name: Geranium Maculatum L., Geraniaceae, Geramium Family
Common Uses: Astringent, styptic, antiseptic, Useful as an infusion in cholera, diarrhea, and dysentery. Use tea for mouthwash for mouth sores and bleeding gums, and profuse menstrual bleeding, bleeding wounds, nosebleed, bleeding from extracted teeth. The dry powder sprinkled on a wound or cut will stop bleeding immediately. Used for old chronic ulcers. Strong tea solution rubbed on breasts will stop milk flow, rubbed on nipples will harden them. Internally, for piles inject as an enema 2-3 tbsp. of strong tea several times a day, and after each stool. Excellent for mucus and pus in the bladder and intestines, for leukorrhea or mucous discharges from any part of the body. Useful in diabetes or Bright's disease. Externally, used as a folk cancer remedy.
*Warnings: Cranesbill is generally regarded as safe; however, it should not be used more than 2 or 3 weeks at a time. There are no unpleasant side effects, though some people develop an upset stomach due to the tannin content in Cranesbill. It is safe for children; however, safety in pregnant or nursing women, or those with severe liver or kidney disease is not known.
Origin: Woods, thickets, on shady roadsides, and in meadows. Maine to Georgia; Arkansas, Kansas to Manitoba.