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Pelargonium sidoides

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In botany, Pelargonium sidoides is a plant from South Africa. Umckaloabo is a plant extract used in herbal medicine and derived from the roots of Pelargonium sidoides.[1][2]

"P. sidoides may be effective in alleviating symptoms of acute rhinosinusitis and the common cold in adults, but doubt exists," according to a systematic review by the Cochrane Collaboration.[1]


  1. 1.0 1.1 Timmer A, Günther J, Rücker G, Motschall E, Antes G, Kern WV (2008). "Pelargonium sidoides extract for acute respiratory tract infections". Cochrane Database Syst Rev (3): CD006323. DOI:10.1002/14651858.CD006323.pub2. PMID 18646148. Research Blogging.
  2. Anonymous (2020), EPs 7630 (English). Medical Subject Headings. U.S. National Library of Medicine.