Pelargonium Sidoides

Pelargonium Sidoides or the African geranium is a medicinal plant found in the Eastern Cape, Free State and Gauteng provinces of South Africa. The plant has fragrant, velvet-like leaves and dark purple flowers which appear to be black. The tuberous roots of Pelargonium sidoides have long been used as traditional medicine to treat dysentery and diarrhoea.

Scientific studies have shown Pelargonium Sidoides to be effective in the treatment of Acute Respiratory Infections (ARI’s) in both adults and children. Extracts from the root of the plant provide an alternative to antibiotics when treating acute bronchitis, acute sinusitis and even the common cold. These extracts are also known to reduce the duration of respiratory illnesses.

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Pelargonium Sliced

Pelargonium-sliced

Pelargonium sidoides root – rough shred

Pelargonium

Pelargonium sliced

Pelargonium coarse 5mm sifted