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.
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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.