The Pelargonium sidoides plant that is a medicinal herb native to South Africa. Studies have shown that the herb is mostly antiinfective thus preventing bacteria from attaching themselves to cells and.causing an infection. The anti-infective property also extends to viruses thereby preventing viral infections by reducing sheer numbers indirectly allowing the body’s defenses to hunt down the invaders and destroy them.
Pelargonium sidoides is a highly effective herb in the treatment of acute bronchitis and the common cold and in many cases studies have shown that it may alleviate or reducing the severity of symptoms within a week or less by helping the body heal itself naturally.
New studies have generated preliminary evidence to suggest the herb can play a role in reducing helicobacter pylori infection (the ulcer causing stomach bacteria) and in reducing the replication of the herpes simplex virus.
Common Names: Umckaloabo and South African Geranium