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"Pelargonium sidoides"

  1. photo Umcka for Respiratory InfectionsUmcka for Respiratory InfectionsTreatment
    South African geranium (Pelargonium sidoides) is a medicinal plant that is attracting a lot attention in the scientific community. This cold and flu season may be a good opportunityRead more
  2. photo Herbs for Bronchitis, High Cholesterol and WrinklesHerbs for Bronchitis, High Cholesterol and WrinklesTreatment
    choices based on the most reliable evidence we can find. An herbal supplement known as Umcka (Pelargonium sidoides) is an example of a natural remedy that has a strong track record to support its useRead more
  3. photo Educate Your DoctorEducate Your DoctorTreatment
    attention has been paid to a specific extract taken from the root of Pelargonium sidoides, also known as Umcka or South African Geranium. This is a shame because this little known herbal medicineRead more
  4. photo Herbs for Allergies, Heart Health and Chronic FatigueHerbs for Allergies, Heart Health and Chronic FatigueTreatment
    ginseng (red ginseng), Pelargonium sidoides (Umcka) and Zingiber officinale (ginger). The topics of discussion will involve bronchitis, facial wrinkles, nausea and statin intolerance. I can tell youRead more

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Pelargonium sidoides

Medicinal Plant

Pelargonium sidoides is a medicinal plant native to South Africa. Its common names include Umckaloabo and South African Geranium. Root extract of Pelargonium sidoides is used as cold and flu medicine under various brand names including Kaloba, Umcka and Zucol. Evidence to support its use is low to very low.A 2013 Cochrane review found tentative evidence of benefit with Pelargonium sidoides for...More