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cranesbill

Herbal medicine
A perennial herb that is astringent and haemostatic, which has been used internally to treat diarrhoea and menstrual bleeding, and topically to reduce swelling.

cranes·bill

, American cranesbill (krānz'bil, ă-mer'i-kăn)
(Geranium maculatum) The dried roots and leaves of this plant are used in decoctions and tinctures as a purported specific against cancer, cholera, plague, and numerous other disorders and diseases. Hepatotoxicity has been confirmed in studies.
Synonym(s): alumroot.
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Quite without surprise, she saw the strikers leaping the fence, trampling her few little geraniums and pansies into the earth as they fled between Mercedes' house and hers.
Instead of taking away a flower, I added one, in the shape of another book from my bag, which I left, to surprise my aunt, among the geraniums and roses.
She was looking at the tier of geraniums as she spoke, and Stephen made no answer; but he was looking at her; and does not a supreme poet blend light and sound into one, calling darkness mute, and light eloquent?
The little room into which the young man walked, with yellow paper on the walls, geraniums and muslin curtains in the windows, was brightly lighted up at that moment by the setting sun.
IN this Plant of the Week series, I have already focused on one kind of geranium - the popular and colourful pelargonium which fills summer borders, hanging baskets and patio pots with clusters of brilliant red, white or pink blossoms.
The hardy geranium, in its many forms, is one of those I have put my shirt on, the Mr Reliable of the plant world no matter what the weather throws at it.
Birmingham Geranium Society, Geraniums, by Ursula Keys-Davies, Fibrex Nurseries Ltd, Aston University Recreation Centre, Birmingham Road, Great Barr, Birmingham, 7.
He has enlisted the help of the Coventry Geranium and Fuschia Society, which will provide the seedlings, compost and plant pots and donate shields for the winners.
I challenge each of you to take up Ruth's project and plant a red geranium in memory of "the boys" who fell in the War of 1812.
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The beautiful Geranium 'Rozanne' won the RHS Plant of the Centenary at last year's Chelsea Flower Show.
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