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Pelargonium sidoides

Posted by night_scented_stock S England (My Page) on
Sun, Jun 12, 11 at 11:55

This plant has just become available in UK for colds, coughs etc. I never heard of it before. Can anybody tell me if it's easy to grow ?


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RE: Pelargonium sidoides

Richters usually carries it but I see they are sold out. Try other vendors with the common name as well as the botanical.

FataMorgana

Here is a link that might be useful: Richters - umckaloabo


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RE: Pelargonium sidoides

I don't know the common name.


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RE: Pelargonium sidoides

Did you click the link I gave? There was two common names there. Though I would not use "wild geranium" as you will probably get hits for other plants like Geranium maculatum.

FataMorgana


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RE: Pelargonium sidoides

I haven't grown this, but it sounds like a good ornamental if you live in Southern California or other dry place where temps rarely go below freezing. It should not have cultural needs resembling ordinary garden pelargoniums (geraniums), wanting dryer conditions.

While there's preliminary research supporting folklore usage in some lung inflammatory conditions, Richter's is going overboard in claiming that modern studies prove it's a TB cure (no such evidence exists in the research literature or clinical practice)


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RE: Pelargonium sidoides

Have seen the link now, fatamorgana, thanks. As I live in SE England (UK), it probably won't grow here if its from Africa. We get some pretty freezing winters. It is being sold in pill form at present here, not as a plant; looks like the interest has come in from Germany.


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