Geranium resimum Small
Geranium temascaltepecense R.Knuth
Geranium mexicanum is a perennial plant producing spreading or prostrate annual stems 20 - 70cm tall.
The plant is harvested from the wild for local medicinal use.
Central America - Mexico.
A plant of subtropical to tropical areas, where it is generally found at elevations above 1,900 metres.
A decoction of the leaves, combined with the leaves of Gaultheria sp., is used as a tonic, especially for elderly patients[
The roots are astringent. Various studies have shown that they are a very effective treatment for diarrhoea and dysentery[
]. The roots have been shown to be 100% effective in treating hyperperistalsis of the digestive tract[
]. Extracts from the roots have shown antiprotozoal activity[
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