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Geranium robertianum

  • Botanical name: Geranium robertianum

  • Common name: Herb Robert

  • Geographical position: 700m above sea level

  • Part of the plant used: Leaf and Flower (wild)

  • Appearance: Dark Brown solid.

  • Major compounds: Linalool, germacrene, geraniol, terpinene,

  • Odor: Natural and fresh fragrance


Chemical Industry
Natural Cosmetics

Geranium robertianum shows anti-inflammatory and antioxidative properties in vitro.

Scavenging free radicals activity was also observed in both stems and leaves extract. The study also observes a link between these two properties where it is suggested that Geranium robertianum owes its anti-inflammatory properties to its anti-radical ones. [1]

Geranium robertianum also shows cytostatic capacity, along the anti-oxidative one. [2] Its cytostatic capacity is useful in inhibiting tumor cell growth as a study observes while testing Geranium robertianum aqueous and organic extracts against human tumor cells and anti-oxidative activity in non-tumor porcine liver cells. [3]

Its antioxidant capacity is also observed in another study through Polyphenols evaluation where the antioxidant capacity is proportionate to the Polyphenols concentration. [4]


[1] Catarino, Marcelo & Silva, Artur & Cruz, Maria & Cardoso, Susana. (2017). Antioxidant and anti-inflammatory activities of Geranium robertianum L. decoctions. Food Funct.. 8. 10.1039/C7FO00881C.

[2] Neagu, Elena & Paun, Gabriela & Constantin, Daniel & Radu, Gabriel. (2013). Cytostatic activity of Geranium robertianum L. extracts processed by membrane procedures. Arabian Journal of Chemistry. 121. 10.1016/j.arabjc.2013.09.028.

[3] Graça, Vânia & Barros, Lillian & Calhelha, Ricardo & Inês, Maria & Ferreira, Isabel & Santos, Paulo. (2017). Bio-guided fractionation of extracts of Geranium robertianum L.: Relationship between phenolic profile and biological activity. Industrial Crops and Products. 108. 543-552. 10.1016/j.indcrop.2017.07.016.

[4] Neagu, Elena & Paun, Gabriela & Moroeanu, Veronica & Radu, Gabriel. (2010). Evaluation of antioxidant capacity of Geranium robertianum extracts. Revue Roumaine de Chimie. 55. 321-325.

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