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Pelargonium sidoides An effective remedy

By: H/Dr. Asif Altaf


Pelargonium is rich in phytochemicals, vitamins, minerals and amino acids that enhance the body's functioning and protects it against diseases. Treatment with Pelargonium rapidly improves the typical symptoms associated with infections such as cough, fever, sore throat, fatigue and weakness. Facts: Pelargonium is an extract from the root of the Pelargonium sidoides. The root is found in South Africa and has been used in traditional medicine since early times. It has been successfully used for the treatment of chronic respiratory illnesses such as bronchitis and pneumonia. Uses: Treatment of chronic and acute infections (especially infections of the respiratory From the internet

system.) Treatment for throat-nose-and ear related infections, such as Bronchitis, sinusitis, tonsillitis and rhinopharyngitis Used as a herbal alternative to antibiotics CHEMISTRY AND PHARMOCOLOGY: The traditional use of Pelargonium for coughs and chest troubles may be explained by the presence of essential oils. All standardized Pelargonium extracts contain a high content of tannic substances and varied amounts of leucoanthocyanidines, lipids, steronins, biogenic amines, amino acids, flavonoids, cumarine derivatives and phenolcarbonic acids. It is not yet been established which ingredients contribute to its antibacterial properties. Extracts of Pelargonium poses clear antibacterial characteristics against Streptococci, Staphylococci and Bacillus cereus. Many studies are ongoing to establish the antibacterial characteristics of Pelargonium and its beneficial healing properties. Pelargonium also contains several minerals/nutrients that enhances the bodys healthy functioning and protects against diseases. Treatment with Pelargonium rapidly improves the typical symptoms

associated with infections such as cough, fever, sore throat, fatigue and weakness. It has been shown to be suitable in the treatment of children and infants. Pelargonium also contains several minerals/nutrients that enhances the bodys healthy functioning and protects against diseases. Some of these include: Nutrients Function in the body Iron (Fe) Essential for transport of oxygen in the blood Potassium (K) Necessary for metabolic function Copper (Cu) Necessary for different metabolic processes Calcium (Ca) Necessary for strong teeth and bones Manganese (Mn) Necessary for metabolic processes and for bone growth and development Fluoride (F) Necessary for healthy teeth and bones Zinc (Zn) Necessary for normal growth and development and for healthy skin Magnesium (Mg) Necessary for healthy nervous system and for metabolic processes Sodium (Na) Necessary for fluid and acid-base balance The treatment rapidly improves the typical symptoms associated with infections such as cough, fever, sore

throat fatigue and weakness. "Extensive clinical and scientific research has taken place in Germany to validate its traditional usage and today Pelargonium has gained European Union acceptance in the treatment of respiratory tract infections. This means that its efficacy and safety have been the subject of various clinical trials." SUGGESTED USAGE for Children (with respiratory system infections.) Under age 6: 5 - 10 drops, 3 times daily. 6 - 12 years: 10 to 20 drops 3 times daily 12 years +: 20 - 30 drops 3 times daily. SUGGESTED USAGE for Adults: (with respiratory system infections.)

ACTIVE INGREDIENTS: 80g Ethanolic extract (1:10) from Pelargonium sidoides radix.

OTHER INGREDIENTS: Glycerine This product is not tested on animals and is free of sugar, wheat, yeast, salt, preservatives or anything artificial. CAUTIONS: Continue use of product for a few days after symptoms disappear to prevent reoccurance. Do not use during pregnancy and lactaion. This product should be avoided by hypertensives and those with severe liver and kidney disease

ACUTE CASES: 20 - 30 drops, 3 times daily.

CHRONIC CASES: 10 - 20 drops. 3 times daily.