Herb Robert

(Geranium robertianum)


Herb-Robert The Herb Robert is a brother of the geranium what is proved by the pretty but little blossoms. Herb Robert smells rather harshly in contrast to the geranium. In Germany it is called "stinking cranesbill" because of this smell.

In medicine, the Herb Robert helps us with problems of the skin and the digestive system.

Medicinal Uses

  • Bleedings
  • Diarrhea
  • Stomach inflammation
  • Skin illnesses
  • Ulcers
  • Rashes
  • Open legs
  • mouth- and pharyngeal inflammation
  • Nosebleed
  • Sore nipples (at breastfeeding)
  • Metabolism stimulating


Used Parts:Plant
Substances:Bitter substance, Geraniin, tannic substances, essential oil
Time to collect:April through September


Herb-Robert You can use the Herb Robert as tea, tincture, in vine and as a powder.

For external use it is best to use its fresh juice. If you don't get fresh juice you can use strong tea instead.

Plant description

Herb-Robert Herb Robert gets up to 50 cm high and has branched richly, partly reddish stalks. The triangular leaves are divided in three- to five parts. Leaves and stalks have soft hairs.

The little but pretty blossoms are pinkish to purple. Every blossom has five petals that have a darker line in the center.