Cranesbill Root

Wildharvested & Kosher Certified

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  • Geranium maculatum
  • Origin: USA
Cranesbill Root


Common Name

Standardized: cranesbill
Other: alumroot, storksbill, wild geranium

Botanical Name

Geranium maculatum L.
Plant Family: Geraniaceae


Cranesbill is a two foot high bush with erect, unbranched stems with "toothed" leaves and pinkish-purple flowers that grows in temperate woodlands across North America. Cranesbill is an unusually rich source of tannins.

Parts Used

Dried root.

Typical Preparations

Tea, tincture, and poultice.


Cranesbill is used for its tannins, compounds that cause proteins in mucous membranes and other linings of the human body exposed directly to the tea to cross-link.


No known precautions.
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This information has not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease. For educational purposes only.