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Cold and ‘flu : nature’s remedy

Pelargonium Sidoides from Afrigetics

Pelargonium Sidoides

Pelargonium sidoides raw material and ultraonic, freeze-dried powder extract.

Afrigetics offers Pelargonium sidoides tubers as a raw material (NLT 100ppm Umckalin) and as a freeze-dried powder ultrasonic extract (NLT 300ppm Umckalin)


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A remedy from nature for colds and ‘flu


Quick Facts:

Extracts of Pelargonium have been proven to reduce the duration and severity of colds and flu’s, particularly those relating to bronchial lung infections. This makes it ideal for use in cold and flu remedies – especially in children’s cough syrups.

Commercial Success:

In 2006, German pharmaceutical company, Schwabe, sold more than EUR80 million of their Pelargonium based product “Umckaloabo”. Other companies across the world are following in their footsteps, using Pelargonium based formulations for cold care products. Flora, in the United States, sell preparations of Pelargonium sidoides as “Umcka Cold Care”.

Legally Compliant:

Afrigetics Botanicals is a registered collaborator on a bio-prospecting license that allows for the legal trade of Pelarogonium sidoides. (This legislation relates to the United Nation’s Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD) which is the international, legally binding treaty that regulates access to biological resources and associated traditional knowledge and incorporates South Africa’s National Environmental Management Biodiversity Act40 (Biodiversity Act) that includes a material transfer agreement (MTA) and a benefit sharing agreement (BSA).)

Additional Notes:

Review latest extract CoA: NANPS004 V09:2012 Review monograph: Pelargonium sidoides monograph Learn more about Pelargonium sidoides:  True Botanica Foundation webinar on P. sidoides
Afrigetics on, 14 March 2012
South African immunity herb winning new communityA South African botanical extract from a plant from the same family as the geranium but with immunity rather than stimulatory indications, is gaining interest as a natural antiobiotic and immunity booster.


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