PELARGONIUM ARKOCAPS – 45 capsules

 

 

Product code:             95240465

Price:                          Trade: £4.52 / Retail: £7.80

Barcode:                     3578830110017

PIP Code:                    320-1092

 

Species :                     Pelargonium sidoides

Family:                                    Geraniaceae

Origin:                         South Africa

Parts used :                 The root

Presentation:               400 mg per capsule

Active constituents:     Proanthocyanidin type, coumarins, tannins and simple phenolic compounds

 

Directions:                   2 capsules morning and evening, to be taken with a glass of water.

                                    Children over the age of 6 years. (1 capsule a day)

Not advised for pregnant women

 

Composition:

400 mg per capsule the root of cryoground powder.

 

Pelargonium sidoides has been recommended for the treatment of:

Respiratory infections like bronchitis, sinusitis and pneumonia, tonsillitis and rhinopharyngitis

It is often used as an alternative to antibiotics

 

Several clinical studies

 

Even on children

·         Study on 1042 children over 12, acute bronchitis: the response rate was 80% [LIS-BALCHIN, 2002]

·         Study on 60 children,  acute bronchitis Umckaloabo® is thus at least as effective as acetylcysteine [LIS-BALCHIN, 2002]

·         Double-blind study vs. placebo on 78 children for 6 days: after 4 days, the response rate was 90% for the Umckaloabo® treatment, against 44.7% for the placebo [LIS-BALCHIN, 2002]

 

Clinical studies on adults

·         On 641 adults, infections of the ORL system and the respiratory tract: after 14 days of treatment, 85% of patients were completely cured or showed a substantial improvement [LIS-BALCHIN, 2002]

·         Double-blind study vs. placebo on 124 adults, acute bronchitis, at the end of the treatment (7days), the number of symptoms in patients treated with Umckaloabo® decreased to a greater extent than with the placebo [SCHWABE]

 

Mode of action

 

The alcoholic extract of the roots has been shown to have a three-way effect:

 

·         Anti-bacterial: the p.sidoides extract prevents bacteria from sticking to cells in the mucous membranes.

·         Antiviral effect: prevents viruses from attaching to the mucous membrane cells and stimulates the body’s immune system in such a way that both bacteria and viruses are prevented from multiplying

·        Expectorant: the extract acts as an expectorant, allowing the body to expel contaminated mucous making conditions less suitable for the multiplication of the bacteria and viruses.

Safety

During 14 days of treatment: no side effect. [LIS-BALCHIN, on 2002].

Excellent ratio benefit/ risk for children as for adults. [ SCHWABE].

The cytotoxique potential of the product can be unimportant. [LIS-BALCHIN, on 2002].

Restrictions of use during pregnancy and lactation