søndag 29. april 2012

Geranium robertianum

I found it in my garden.


but beautiful.

Commonly known as Herb RobertRed RobinDeath come quickly. I am curious to know why it's called "Death come quickly" as it is also used as a healing herb. Can anyone tell me?

Wikipedia says:
In traditional herbalism, Herb Robert was used as a remedy for toothache and nosebleeds.[citation needed] Freshly picked leaves have an odor resembling burning tires when crushed, and if they are rubbed on the body the smell is said to repel mosquitoes. The active ingredients are tanninsbitters, and essential oils.

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