Pelargonium Sidoides


This is indicated in-
  • Symptoms of upper respiratory tract infections including common cold, cough, blocked or runny nose and sore throat
  • Rhinosinusitis
  • Tonsillopharyngitis
  • Acute & chronic bronchitis


Each tablet contains standardized extract of Pelargonium sidoides 20 mg.


In Germany, a standardized extract of Pelargonium sidoides has been registered in 2005 by the Federal Institute for Drugs and Medical Devices for the indication 'acute bronchitis'. A couple of randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlled clinical trials support the efficacy and safety of Pelargonium sidoides for the treatment of acute bronchitis in adults and children. Pelargonium is also recommended by European Medicines Agency (EMA) to treat the symptoms of the common cold. It is found in recent research that, its root extract uses in the prevention and treatment of viral colds, flu and respiratory tract infections. Pelargonium sidoides extract shows growth inhibitory effect against several bacterial strains (Klebsiella pneumoniae, Escherichia coli, Pseudomonas aeruginosa, Proteus mirabilis, and Staphylococcus aureus, especially multi-resistant strains). It completely suppresses replication of the Influenza A virus strains (H1N1, H3N2), Respiratory Syncytial Virus (RSV), Rhinovirus, Coronavirus, Parainfluenza virus and Coxsackie virus. Pelargonium sidoides usually inhibits the interaction of bacteria and viruses with host cells, increases ciliary beat frequency on respiratory cells. Expel pathogens by thinning and loosening mucus in the airways thereby prevents infection & makes breathing easier. It also boosts immune system by the activation of macrophages.

Dosage & Administration

Adults and children over 12 years: 1 tablet 3 times a day (morning, afternoon and evening).
Children aged 6 to 12 years: 1 tablet 2 times a day (morning and evening) or as per doctor’s advice.


If the patient has severe liver or kidney disease should not use. It is also contraindicated in patients with known hypersensitivity to any of this ingredients.

Side Effects

No side effects have been reported yet. However, in rare cases excessive dose may cause gastro-intestinal complaints such as stomach pain, heartburn, nausea or diarrhea.

Pregnancy & Lactation

Should not be taken during pregnancy and lactation.

Therapeutic Class

Herbal and Nutraceuticals

Storage Conditions

Keep out of reach of children. Store in a dry place, below 30°C temperature and protected from light.

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