pelargonium species

scented geraniums

These are geraniums that have an aroma. Wide color range, but most are pinks, violets and pastels. The name generally corresponds to the flavor, eg- a lemon-scented geranium has lemon-scented flowers. Their fragrances range from citrus, to spice, to fruity. The scents help keep mosquitos away. The Citronella variety is also called the “Mosquito Plant”, because it’s cintronella-scent keeps mosquitos away. Almond - Pelargonium quercifolium Apple - Pelargonium odoratissimum Citronella- (Pelargonium graveolens Citrosa) Coconut - Pelargonium grossalarioides (Pelargonium parriflorum) Lemon - Pelargonium crispum Nutmeg - Pelargonium fragrans (Pelargonium x fragrans) Old Spice - Pelargonium fragrans 'Logees' Peppermint - Pelargonium tomentosum Rose - Pelargonium graveolens (Pelargonium roseum) Rose - Pelargonium capitatum Rose - Pelargonium radens Lemon Scented - Pelargonium citronellum Southernwood - Pelargonium abrotanifolium Strawberry -Pelargonium scarboroviae (Pelargonium x scarboroviae) Fiery flowered stork's bill Pelargonium ignescens
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The Pelargonium species, members of the Geraniaceae family, comprise about 750 species and approximately 80% of the genus is indigenous to South Africa.
Therefore, the aim of this study was to investigate the anti-inflammatory effects of Pelargonium species growing in Turkey by measuring MAPK activation, NF-[kappa]B nuclear translocation, pro-inflammatory cytokines, and other inflammatory mediators (prostaglandins and NO), generated by activated COX-2 and iNOS on LPS-stimulated RAW 264.7 macrophages.
This was observed in Pelargonium species (Putievsky et al., 1990; Rajeswara Rao et al., 1996).
Scented geranium: Among the most popular fragrant houseplants, members of the pelargonium species - not true geraniums at all - are natives of South Africa.
Pelargonium species at the study sites, in particular, possess similar floral shapes and "nectar guide" patterns to flowers in the D.
Traditionally used Pelargonium species: chemistry and biological activity of umckaloabo extracts and their constituents.
The crude herbal drug must have originated from a Pelargonium species i.e.
graveolens, hybrids and other Pelargonium species!) (Van der Walt and Vorster, 1981; Kaiser, 1984; Van der Walt and Demarne, 1988), essential oils of distinct Pelargonium species, have been the subject of detailed studies (Demarne and van der Walt, 1990, 1992, 1993; Demarne et al., 1993).
The importance of Pelargonium species, most notably Pelargonium reniforme and Pelargonium sidoides, in traditional medicine in the Southern African region is well documented.
Unusual coumarin pattern of Pelargonium species forming the origin of the traditional herbal medicine Umckaloabo.
On the latter, the book really helps the reader to understand and correlate the chemical composition and various uses reported for several Geranium and Pelargonium species used in the traditional medicine of several countries.