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Umckaloabo adopter

Pelargonium sidoides is a member of the geranium family (Geraniaceae) and is native to coastal South Africa. The common name comes from the Zulu words umKhulkane (lung disease or respiratory infection) and uHlabo (breast pain) and it is used for respiratory conditions.

The American Botanical Council (ABC) is passionate about helping people live healthier lives through the responsible use of herbs and medicinal plants. As an independent, nonprofit education organization, ABC is dedicated to providing accurate and reliable information for consumers, healthcare practitioners, researchers, educators, industry and the media.

Please enjoy this information on umckaloabo made available through the generosity of Nature's Way’s adoption.




Additional ABC Umckaloabo Resources


Pelargonium Extract Safe and Effective as Adjunct in Managing Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease 2013;100:38-39

Extract of Pelargonium sidoides Root (EPs 7630) Safe and Effective in Children, Adolescents with Acute Bronchitis 2012;95:34-35

Pelargonium Root Extract Tablet Tested for Safe and Effective Treatment of Acute Bronchitis 2010;87:30-31

Extract of Pelargonium sidoides: South African Herbal Remedy Successfully Treats Acute Bronchitis and Tonsillopharyngitis 2004;63:17-19

HerbClip reviews

Pelargonium sidoides May Reduce the Severity of Acute Bronchitis and Sinusitis HC# 021421-491, February 28, 2014

Critical Evaluation of Hepatotoxicity Data for Pelargonium sidoides HC# 041253-455, August 31, 2012

Pelargonium sidoides Extract Dosages for Acute Bronchitis in the Young HC# 031061-398, April 15, 2010

Liquid Pelargonium Extract Provides Acute Symptom Relief in Rhinosinusitis HC# 120696-398, April 15, 2010

Pelargonium sidoides Extract Provides Rapid, Safe, Symptomatic Relief for Sore Throats in Children Not Caused by Group A Beta Strep HC# 090694-394, February 15, 2010

Review on the Traditional Use and the Science on Pelargonium sidoides HC# 120683-377, May 29, 2009

Pelargonium sidoides Root Liquid Extract Recommended for Common Cold HC# 040384-361, September 30, 2008

Double Blind Study Finds Pelargonium sidoides Effective For Treatment of Acute Bronchitis HC# 050272-346, February 15, 2008

Extract of African Herb Pelargonium sidoides: Antibacterial and Immunostimulating Activity HC# 110133-253, March 31, 2004


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