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Scare Away Sickness with Africa's Pelargonium Supplement

01/07/2011 13:15


Pelargonium is an African herb that is rich in phytochemicals, vitamins, minerals and amino acids that enhance the body's functioning and protect it against diseases. It is especially powerful in combating the following illnesses: - Bronchitis - Ear, nose and throat infections - Cold - Sore Throat - Flu - Respiratory Infection - Mild Asthma

Where does pelargonium come from? 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. In a clinical of 1,647 patients pelargonium was proven to effectively reduce bronchitis symptoms. See here for more details

How a Zulu remedy became a best-selling new medicine: With phenomenal growth, pelargonium has gone from being an obscure herbal remedy to becoming one of Germany's top new medicines. In the past two years sales have jumped over 700%--growing faster than any other brand. Its success is attributed to impressive clinical results, high consumer satisfaction and a fascinating history.

The Story Behind Pelargonium: In 1897, an Englishman named Charles Stevens went to South Africa hoping to cure himself of tuberculosis. He consulted with a Basuto tribal healer who gave him a decoction of a local medicinal plant. Fully recovered, Charles Stevens returned to England with his mysterious remedy--which became popular throughout Europe as "Steven's Consumption Cure". In 1920, a former missionary doctor, Adrien Sechehaye, learned of Steven's cure. During the next nine years he treated over 800 patients in Switzerland with a homeopathic preparation of the medicine. In 1929 he published the medical case studies. But with the introduction of synthetic tuberculosis drugs, Steven’s remedy became largely forgotten in Western medicine--until its recent "rediscovery" by European researchers. What the Basuto healer gave Charles Stevens was a traditional remedy made from the roots of Pelargonium sidoides - a species of geranium unique to South Africa. Among the Zulu, the medicine was described as "umKhulkane' (denoting respiratory infection) + 'uHlabo' (roughly meaning chest pain).

Pelargonium Works Better: While most other cough, cold and sinus medications simply mask outward symptoms, the mechanisms and actions of Pelargonium sidoides actually support faster recovery.

Safety: - Avoid use of pelargonium with hypersensitivity or allergies to any of the Pelargonium species. - Avoid use in patients with serious kidney or liver diseases.