African Geranium - Pelargonium sidoides


African Geranium - Pelargonium sidoides

A perennial herb with tuberous roots, Pelargonium sidoides is a well-known medicinal plant of Southern Africa.
The traditional name "Umckaloabo" originates from the Zulu language and means "heavy cough".

Historically used to treat :

Common colds
Sore throat
Acute bronchitus
Acute rhinosinusitis

Used for hundreds of years, today's scientific studies and clinical research have proven its' anti-bacterial and anti-infective action, to safely and effectively treat acute upper respiratory tract infections such as bronchitis, sinusitis and the common cold. It also provides benefits for people suffering from lung disorders, by alleviating flare-ups in symptoms.

Clinical trials show that it shortens the duration and reduces the severity of upper respiratory irritations. (Anti-bacterial characteristics against for example Streptococci, Staphylococci and Bacillus cereus).
It prevents bacteria from adhering to cells, helps fight viruses (including reducing the replication of the herpes simplex virus), Pelargonium sidoides stimulates the immune system and improves Immunoglobulin A levels.

It is often used as an alternative to antibiotics, acute and chronic ear, nose and throat infections. Rapid improvement is found in the symptoms associated with colds and flu. It can also be used for the treatment of infections such as cough, fever, sore throat, as well as weakness and fatigue.

Pelargonium sidoides is also rich in vitamins, amino acids, phytochemicals, and minerals that enhance the body’s functioning and protects it against disease. It definitely increases the body’s natural healing rate.

Precautions :
Should not be taken with prescription anti-coagulants, or by pregnant women.

$8.97 for 2 ounces (57grams) of African Geranium powder.