South African Geranium

How does Umckaloabo work?

South African geranium is usually used for infections such as bronchitis and sinus infection. Researchers think that it might work by killing bacteria or preventing bacteria from attaching to surfaces within the body. South African geranium might also increase the body's normal response to infection.

Are there safety concerns?

South African geranium seems to be safe when taken by mouth for 2 weeks or less. There is not enough information to know if it is safe when taken for longer periods of time. Some people who take it can experience stomach upset. Some people have had allergic reactions to South African geranium.

Do not take South African geranium if:
  • You are pregnant or breast-feeding.
  • You have an immune system disorder such as multiple sclerosis (MS), lupus (systemic lupus erythematosus, SLE), rheumatoid arthritis (RA), or other immune system conditions called "autoimmune diseases."

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