Pelargonium Sidoides

Pelargonium Sidoides

Pelargonium sidoides raw material and ultraonic, freeze-dried powder extract.

Afrigetics offers Pelargonium sidoides tubers as a raw material (NLT 100ppm Umckalin) and as a freeze-dried powder ultrasonic extract (NLT 200ppm Umckalin)

Quick Facts:

Extracts of Pelargonium have been proven to reduce the duration and severity of colds and flues, particularly those relating to bronchial lung infections. This makes it ideal for use in cold and flu remedies - especially in children's cough syrups.

Commercial Success:

In 2006, German pharmaceutical company, Schwabe, sold more than EUR80 million of their Pelargonium based product “Umckaloabo”. Other companies across the world are following in their footsteps, using Pelargonium based formulations for cold care products. Flora, in the United States, sell preparations of Pelargonium sidoides as “Umcka Cold Care”.

Products Offered:

Afrigetics Pelargonium Sidoides Brochure 2017 PDF DownloadOur main products are pelargonium sidoides freeze-dried powder with NLT 200ppm Umckalin and pelargonium sidoides cut and sift pieces with NLT 100ppm Umckalin.

We also offer standardized material that is tested for polyphenols and epiatechin.


Extract is packed in a 2kg foil Ziploc bag. Raw material is packed in 15kg agricultural bags with inner plastic lining. Packaging can also, within reason, be customised to your specific needs.


Raw material MOQ is 15kg Extract MOQ is 5kg

Legally Compliant:

Afrigetics Botanicals is a registered bio-trader and a collaborator on a bio-prospecting license that allows for the legal trade of Pelarogonium sidoides. (This legislation relates to the United Nation’s Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD) which is the international, legally binding treaty that regulates access to biological resources and associated traditional knowledge and incorporates South Africa’s National Environmental Management Biodiversity Act40 (Biodiversity Act) that includes a material transfer agreement (MTA) and a benefit sharing agreement (BSA).)

Additional Notes:

Review latest CoA: Pelargonium Extract Review latest CoA: Pelargonium Raw Powder Review monograph: Pelargonium sidoides monograph Learn more about Pelargonium sidoides:  True Botanica Foundation webinar on P. sidoides
Afrigetics on, 14 March 2012
South African immunity herb winning new communityA South African botanical extract from a plant from the same family as the geranium but with immunity rather than stimulatory indications, is gaining interest as a natural antiobiotic and immunity booster.


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