Pelargonium sidoides is a Geranium family member, native from South Africa. For centuries, the roots of Pelargonium sidoides were used in traditional South African medicine to treat respiratory diseases.1,2 The botanical name derives from the Greek word pelargos meaning stork since the shape of its fruit is very similar to the nozzle form of the bird.3
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