Pelargonium sidoides

Price Weight Form
R180,00 100 grams Powder
R270,00 250 grams Powder
R490,00 500 grams Powder
500 grams or more, contact us
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Pelargonium sidoides, commonly known as “Umckaloabo” or “South African Geranium,” is a medicinal plant native to South Africa. It belongs to the Geraniaceae family and is particularly known for its traditional use in herbal medicine for respiratory and immune support.

The roots of Pelargonium sidoides contain bioactive compounds that are believed to have therapeutic properties. Extracts from the roots have been used to create herbal remedies, including syrups, tinctures, and tablets, which are used to alleviate symptoms of upper respiratory tract infections, such as coughs, bronchitis, and the common cold.

The plant’s extract is thought to have antibacterial and anti-inflammatory effects that help soothe irritated mucous membranes, reduce coughing, and facilitate recovery from respiratory illnesses. Some studies have suggested that Pelargonium sidoides extract might help shorten the duration and severity of cold symptoms.

However, it’s important to note that while Pelargonium sidoides has been traditionally used and there is some scientific support for its potential benefits, not all research findings are consistent, and more rigorous studies are needed to fully understand its efficacy and safety. As with any herbal remedy, it’s recommended to consult a healthcare professional before using Pelargonium sidoides products, especially if you have underlying health conditions or are taking other medications.


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