Herb Robert (Geranium robertianum)


Also known as:  Saint Roberts, Red Robin, Storksbill, Dragons Blood, Blood Wort, Cranesbill Herb

Uses: Adaptogen, antibiotic, antiviral, antioxidant, astringent, antitumour, diuretic to lower blood sugar, blood cleanser, diarrhea, digestive, dysentery, eyewash for inflamed eyes, gargle, gout, immune booster, increase energy and oxygen at cellular level, jaundice, poultice for lactating breast hardness, bruising and rheumatism pain, skin wash for ulcers and herpes sores, sedative, styptic for nosebleeds and wounds, clean up toxic metals and radiation in the environment.

Parts used:  Flowers, Leaves, Stems & Roots

Preparation: Culinary, Flower Essence, Remedy, Repellent,Tea, Tincture, tonic


  • Symbolizes:   listening to intuition, weaving heart & mind together
  • Language of Flowers meaning:  Steadfastness
  • Associated with: Sacral Chakra,  Throat Chakra
  • Element:  Water
  • Governed by:  Venus
  • Mineral Companions:  Blue Lace Agate & Clear Quartz

Dr. Otto Warburg, winner of Nobel Prize has stated:

“The prime cause of cancer is lack of oxygenation of the cells.” 

Germanium is a master oxygenator which means it has the ability to increase the oxygen flow into the human cells.  Increasing available oxygen to the cells increases the immune systems ability to fight off free radicals and illness.   Dr Warburg discovered that cancer cells could only exist in an anaerobic state created by a lack of oxygen which reduces the cells ability to regenerate.  An anaerobic state of the cells is the start of experiencing pain, disease, wayward cells and cancer.

Germanium also stimulates electrical impulses at a cellular level which is an additional benefit of consuming it in our eating plan.   Its remarkable effects have been documented in medical journals where it has been described as an energy and immune builder, preventative, and an adaptogen for alleviating minor or major health imbalances.

Herb Roberts contains volatile oil, tannin, Vitamins; A, B. and C, and calcium, potassium, magnesium, iron, phosphorus.  ellagic acid and geraniin compounds, and germanium.

This plant will be one of the first plants to grow in areas containing chemical waste like areas along railway ties that leave deposits of heavy metals in the soil or under electrical lines that leave radiation in the soil.

This herb was introduced by a new neighbour who left it growing in flower pots along the side of their house that  faced ours.  As luck would have it when its flowers turned into seed pods and dried, they exploded spraying seeds everywhere.   These past two years Herb Roberts has been readily available to munch on, infuse into tea, create oils and tinctures and then dry.

This year due to COVID 19, I have begun creating a daily infusion to drink during the day to increase my immune system and metabolism.  

When adding garden plant parts to infuse in water under the sun during the day, what I notice the most when drinking it is that it’s softer and somehow I am left feeling an increase in hydration.  More so than when drinking tap water.  Others things I notice is the flavour and aliveness of the water, which is 100 times greater than bottled water.

Once drinking freshly infused water with garden plants I can easily differentiate between the hard dead bottled water and the soft aliveness of freshly infused water.  There is immediate physical relief and sense of wet hydration that is missing when compared to the hard water that can actually choke on the way down.   Now with the addition of Herb Roberts plant parts this sense of hydration is even higher.

Shortly after the birth of my second child I had my own cancer scare.

Just prior to my children’s birth my interest had been focused on herbology and then while having babies I studied homeopathic remedies to assist during their development and health stages.   Having been exposed to these philosophies I decided to have a dialogue with my Doctor about pursuing alternative health care for a time before going into the acute care of Western medicine.   During this pursuit I was lucky enough to tap into the expanding consciousness of that time.  A focus on structured water was just emerging.  What I learned was that water only entered into our cells to clean them of debris and hydrate them if the water had the same structure as when flowing over minerals and debris in the running waters of the stream and rivers.   Having that experience now when introducing infused waters with plant parts I can easily recognize  the similarities.  Cheaper?,  yes!  Convenient?, yes!

What truly gets me excited about infusing Herb Roberts with water is from experiencing this:

Another learning experience during my cancer scare was quite accidental.   This incident introduced the importance of the body’s electrical field to me. I couldn’t access a particular supplement locally so I had to order it.  When I moved towards it as it arrived I felt an electric field around my body engage.  I was shocked and looked around to see the source of the electricity.  Then when I picked up the box my hand chakra came alive.  My whole mood shifted and I remember a smile of pleasure come over me.  Wanting to have more clarity I began to research this phenomena.  I learned about the body and cell electrical field.  What I discovered is that the cell can only absorb what it electrically aligns with.   Hydration is important for the cell to flush and hydrate however it can only do this with water that is electrically designed so it can enter the cell.  If it’s not in alignment the cell doesn’t let the water in.  Knowing this has created an excitement around this little wild herb.

Buy Canadian Herb Roberts Seeds 

If you cannot grow and pick your own purchase dried Herb Roberts 

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The Detox Miracle Sourcebook: Raw Foods and Herbs for Complete Cellular Regeneration – by Author: Robert S. Morse N.D. 

Traditional uses and properties of herbs are for educational purposes only.  This information is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease.  Every attempt has been made for accuracy, but none is guaranteed. Any serious health concerns or if you are pregnant, you should always check with your health care practitioner before self-administering herbs.

Copyright 2014 – 2020  Living in Nature’s Love by Renee Lindstrom, GCFP,
Feldenkrais® Practitioner since 2007, Communication & Empathy Coach since 2004, Art of Placement  since 2000