Pelargonium – a natural antibiotic

Before it was traditionally used to treat coughs, colds, upper respiratory tract irritations and other diseases, pelargonium had been used for centuries in its original homeland of Africa as an ingredient in many natural remedies. Find out why pelargonium is a natural antibiotic.

Pelargonium – a natural antibiotic

Two new studies from 2019 conclude that the bioactive components of the medicinal plant pelargonium exhibit antibacterial properties. Significantly, studies have shown effective action on bacteria of clinical significance. Due to its strong antibacterial action, we can say that pelargonium is a natural antibiotic.  

It is interesting that this beautiful flowering plant, before it started being used traditionally for the treatment of coughs, colds, irritation of the upper respiratory system, tuberculosis, gastrointestinal system since the 19th century, had been used for centuries in its original homeland of Africa as an ingredient in many natural remedies. 

As proven in modern research and clinical studies, pelargonium works by blocking the binding (adhesion) of bacteria in the colonization phase, by blocking the protein fibronectin. In that way, it prevents the development of a bacterial infection of the respiratory tract. 

Antibacterial activity has been proven on strains of Staphylococcus aureus, Streptococcus pneumonie, Proteus mirabilis, Pseudomonas aeruginosa, Haemophilus influenza, which are common causes of bacterial respiratory infections.

Use of pelargonium in children

Viranto Forte with pelargonium as a natural antibiotic in the composition exhibits a strong antibacterial effect, prevents complications of viral infection and the development of bacterial superinfection.

Thanks to pelargonium, the use of Viranto Forte in the first days of a viral infection enables the implementation of the “wait and see” approach because the child is protected from bacterial infection. This avoids unnecessary use of antibiotics.

Viranto Forte prevents bacterial superinfection and can be very useful in recurrent streptococcal infections.



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