American Cranesbill Geranium maculatum (Geraniaceae)

Other Names: spotted cranesbill, alum root, crowfoot
Traditional Uses:Astringent, diarrhea, dysentery, bleeding and ulcers
Magical Uses:
Description: Hairy perennial herb with stems growing
up to 2 ft. leaves are downy with scalloped edges.
Bears small pink or purple flowers in late spring
followed by fruit with long barbs.

Uses: Use the roots dried and powdered, gathered in
fall or winter. Used by native Americans for the
roots astringent properties, used internally to treat
dysentery, bleeding, and both internally and
externally to treat ulcers.

Infusion: Used to prepare more delicate parts of plants. 3 cups of water to 1 ounce dry herb or 1?

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Written by Melanie Hooten

Melanie Hooten was a Isian and Correllian High Priestess. She studied Wicca for over 15 years, before her sudden passing in 2015, age 36. Melanie was a light in the world, and her writing are left here as a testament to her love of the Earth, and of the Goddess.


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