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First Ever True Botanica Foundation Webinar

This week the non-profit True Botanica Foundation hosted its first ever webinar, titled Pelargonium Root Extracts — Novel Immune Respiratory Protection. The webinar featured Pelargonium sidoides, a plant found in South Africa. The plant itself is very interesting. Its branches stay underground, giving it an ability to resist the stresses of nature, making it an ideal ingredient to support the body against the stresses of winter.

The roots of this plant grow even thicker as the plant matures.

Extracts of the Pelargonium root have been used in traditional South African folk heaing against upper respiratory infections, coughs, tuberculosis and gastrointestinal complaints. More recently, however, controlled, clinical studies in Europe have shown that these extracts help relieve the unpleasant symptoms associated with colds and flus, speed up recovery time, have an excellent safety profile and assist in decreasing the duration and severity of bronchitis.

But how exactly, you ask, does it do that? Research has shown that Pelargonium accelerates ciliary beat frequency. Ciliary play an important role in moving mucous out of the body. In this way, Pelargonium extracts assist in the body’s defense of the mucociliary system.

Want to learn more about how and why Pelargonium provides exceptional immune support? Check out this article on Pelargonium sidoides root extracts. You can also visit the True Botanica Foundation website for more extensive research articles on Pelargonium and other unique ingredients. We hope to have the webinar available for those who missed it, so stay tuned for updates.