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Author: Dr Marius Rademaker, Dermatologist, Hamilton, New Zealand,1999.
|Botanical name:||Pelargonium graveolens|
|Origin:||Originally from South Africa and Australia but now grown worldwide.|
|Description:||Geranium is a genus of hardy herbaceous plants although it now includes species of Pelargonium. These include sub-shrubs.|
|Uses:||Source of geranium oil which is used in perfumery and aromatherapy. Found in some leg ulcer medications.|
|Allergy:||Allergic contact dermatitis has been reported most commonly to geranium oil but also in growers/gardeners (deadheading). Has been reported to cause contact dermatitis from a leg ulcer dressing.|
|Cross-reactions:||Lemon grass (citronella).|
|Patch test:||Leaf as is, geraniol 10%.|
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