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Umckaloabo (Pelargonium Sidoides) 50ml.

Excellent for flu prevention, influenza relief, respiratory diseases and even Tuberculosis!


Our herbal tinctures are designed to enter the bloodstream through the
soft tissues of the mouth, this ensure effectiveness and a much
quicker result than tablets is guaranteed.

• Traditional names: Umckaloabo, Klawerbossie, Rabassamhe Kaloba.
• What is Pelargonium? This is a traditional South African remedy for treating coughs, cold, bronchitis, TB and other respiratory problems
• Main uses: Acute Bronchitis; Sore Throat, Colds and Flus; Sinusitis; Tonsillitis

Pelargonium sidoides is a plant in the geranium family that grows in South Africa. It has heart-shaped leaves and narrow flowers of deep, saturated red. It has a long history of traditional use in southern Africa for treatment of respiratory problems. The root is the part used medicinally.

Alcohol extract made from Pelargonium sidoides is very effective as a treatment for various respiratory problems, including acute bronchitis , the common cold , sinusitis, pharyngitis (sore throat) , and tonsillitis. Fairly large studies have been performed to substantiate some of these uses.

For example, in one double-blind , placebo-controlled study, 468 adults with recent onset of acute bronchitis were given either placebo or a standard alcohol extract of Pelargonium sidoides 3 times daily for a week. The results showed a significantly greater improvement in symptoms in the treatment group as compared to the placebo group. On average, participants who received the real treatment were able to return to work 2 days earlier than those given placebo.

Benefits were also seen in 2 other double-blind, placebo-controlled studies enrolling a total of almost 350 people with acute bronchitis. When researchers pooled the results of four well-designed, placebo-controlled trials, they found that a standardized extract of Pelargonium performed significantly better than placebo at reducing the symptoms of bronchitis by the seventh day of treatment. Given this evidence, Pelargonium appears to be effective for acute bronchitis.

Another double-blind, placebo-controlled study enrolled 143 children aged 6-10 years with a nondangerous form of strep throat (technically, non-group A beta hemolytic strep tonsillopharyngitis). On average, the total duration of the illness was reduced by 2 days in the treatment group as compared to the placebo group.

Finally, a double-blind study of 133 adults who had just come down with the common cold found that use of a standardized pelargonium extract at a dose of 30 ml three times daily significantly reduced the severity and duration of symptoms as compared to placebo.

Shake well before use. 10 to 15 drops 3 times daily. may be taken with fruit juice, herbal tea or water.
Formulated by a qualified registered herbalist.

Safety Issues
In clinical trials enrolling a total of over 2,500 adults and children, use of the tested, standardized extract produced few side effects, other than the usual occasional allergic reactions or digestive upset. However, comprehensive safety testing has not been completed. There is no reliable evidence regarding safety in children under the age of 6, pregnant or nursing women, or people with severe liver or kidney disease.

Consult your physician if pregnant, lactating or being treated for any chronic illness.