|Academic name||Geranium thunbergii|
|Production area||Fujikawaguchiko-machi in Yamanashi Prefecture|
|Extracted from||Entire plant|
|Used in||Moisturizing Lotion,Deep Moisturizing Lotion,Herbal Oil ExtractApricot Kernels|
Around the time the cicada begin to sing, the summer sunlight causes lovely flowers resembling plum blossoms to bloom all at once. Gen-no-shoko (Cranesbill Grass) are distributed widely around Japan, but they prefer to grow in bright sunny places. This wild plant is one of the most widely known folk medicines and has long been used in teas and medicinal baths. Its effects can be immediately felt when ingested, and in Japanese, the plant is often referred to as ""real evidence"" for this reason. The highest concentration of active ingredients is said to be when the plant is in bloom. The entire plant is picked and dried for use as raw materials in plant extract.
(1) The adorable white blossoms bloom every summer. Useful ingredients are said to be at their best if the plant is picked when the flowers come into bloom.
(2) Gen-no-shoko seeds are harvested after the blossoms have finished. They open into a shape resembling a Mikoshi shrine.
(3) Plants will grow to around 50 cm, and the stalks extend on the ground.
(4) Gen-no-shoko leaves are a beautiful pale green. Blossoms in Eastern Japan tend to be white; in Western, purple.
(5) The plant prefers grasslands with strong sunlight.