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What are some of the advantages of the herbal plant called Herb Robert?

Herb Robert is scientifically called as Geranium Robertianum and is an herbal plant that belongs to Geraniaceae Family. This herbal plant was named after a French monk who lived 1000 years after Christ and treated many people from various kinds of diseases, so, it is also named as “Saint Robert’s Herb”. Commonly, it is known as Red Robin, Robert Geranium, Death come quickly, as it is a low biennial geranium plant with small reddish-purple flowers covering it. Though Her Robert is the brother of geranium but due to its harsh smell, it is popularly named as “Stinking Cranesbill” in Germany.


Herb Robert is a very commonly found species of Cranesbill in North America, North Africa, Asia, and Europe. Being called as Stinky Bob and recognized as a noxious Weed in Washington, it has been brought to other areas of the world because of its usage as an ornamental plant. It is also frequently found in hedgerows.

Looks Like

Herb Robert is an annual plant that cultivates tiny three to five triangular shaped petal flowers which are pink in colour and has diameter of about 1cm from the month of April until autumn ends. The Stems of the plant are also reddish in colour along with fern kind of leaves and pint-sized root structure. In fact, the leaves also changes to red colour at the completion of the blossoming season.

Nourishment Content

It contains almost all major vitamins like Vitamin A, Vitamin B, and Vitamin C along with essential minerals like iron, potassium, magnesium, calcium, phosphorous and more majorly germanium which plays a vital role in tissue oxygenation as it possesses high anti-oxidant capacity.

Traditional Usage

As a Traditional Herbal remedy, Herb Robert is famously used as an aid for nosebleeds and toothache. A Potion made up of whole plant excluding the root part, has been used as a remedy for dysentery and also as a tonic effect for its diuretic usage. It can also be used as an antiseptic to prevent scars while healing wounds due to its styptic influence. The Interesting usage of Herb Robert is that it can be very helpful in repelling mosquitoes’ attack when freshly pricked leaves are rubbed on the body, although, it gives bad odour like a burning tyre.

Modern and Medical Use

Herb Robert also brings relief in skin problems as well as digestive congestions. It is considered to be a best fertility herb and this is because it has been used in various treatment of infertility or impotence, intestinal or lung cancer, uterine, and tumours in which it has shown remarkable results. The Main reason for its medical usage is various properties such as anti-biotic, natural stress resistance, astringent, anti-diabetic, diuretic, anti-depressant and much more. It has been utilized in lowering down blood pressure, regulating metabolism, brain and muscle caloric burning, tonic and anti-aging process. Geranium Robertianum can be used in making tea, vine, and tincture when used in a powder form. All in all, Herb Robert is a boon to the immune system of human body as it increases the oxygen content for the cells in the body.


Though Geranium Robertianum or Herb Robert is a proven strong and effective plant, it possesses certain side effects too. In men, it has found out that Herb Robert worsens the condition of prostate inflammation in the body. But, it is an adversarial result that happens hardly ever and is eradicated in limited days by supervision of Epilobium Parviflorum or Small Flowered Willow tincture and Xanthium Spinosm or Spiny Cocklebur. It is also advisable to consume prescribed dosage only as per the physician or doctor because it may be the source of poisoning.

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