African geranium root (Pelargonium sidoides)

African geranium root or Pelargonium sidoides flower

African geranium root (Pelargonium sidoides)

Roots from this flowering South African plant contain flavonoids and coumarins, which have been valued for their health benefits for over 100 years.1,2* African geranium root has been clinically studied for sinus and respiratory support benefits.1*

Properties and mechanism of action

The coumarins of African geranium root are viewed as mainly responsible for the plant’s antimicrobial properties.3,4 African geranium root has also been shown to improve human nasal ciliary function in vitro in a dose dependent manner and is considered to aid with clearance of mucus.5,6*

Scientific support

The extract of African geranium root has been the subject of randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlled trials, where it was shown to support the respiratory system, in addition to supporting the adaptive immune system.7,8*

*These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease.