PELAFORCE™ is a medicinal botanical powder extract derived from the root of Pelargonium sidoides and is used in the prevention and treatment of viral colds, flu and respiratory tract infections. The drug is listed in the European and African Pharmacopoeia. Pelargonium sidoides is used as a herbal medicine and food supplement.
How it Works: 4-Way Effect
prevents viruses from attaching to cells and replicating.
P.sidoides coats the respiratory tract, preventing the virus from infecting cells. It then instructs the body to destroy already infected cells to prevent replication.
Pelargonium sidoides destroys bacteria and prevents attachment to healthy cells.
P.sidoides stimulates white blood cells to attack bacteria and coats the respiratory tract to prevent bacteria from attaching to healthy cells.
Pelargonium sidoides boosts and balances the immune system with its PLANT INTELLIGENCE™
P.sidoides not only boosts your immune system, but also prevents it from becoming overactive, which can be detrimental to your health. This maintains a healthy, balanced immune system.
MUCOLYTIC & EXPECTORANT
Pelargonium sidoides thins and loosens mucus in the
P.sidoides works by thinning and loosening mucus in the airways, clearing congestion, making breathing easier and expelling pathogens.
Pelargonium sidoides powder extracts
PELAFORCE™ EMA1170™ is made according to the European monograph (EMA Monograph), (4 – 25: 1) and is accompanied by a DMF (Active Substance Master File - 3.2S). Manufactured in a GMP Facility. Soluble powder extract.
PELAFORCE™ standardised extracts (PHARMA / FOOD)
We also offer Pelargonium sidoides extracts that are standardised to:
Varying compositions (native extract % : carrier %), OR
Our powder extracts can be formulated into several final products.
Features & Benefits
Once dried and milled, the quality-assured raw material - Pelargonium sidoides root - is taken to our cGMP-certified, purpose-built extraction facility, where we carefully craft every drop of the finest Pelargonium extracts.
We ensure that our extracts are not only pure, but also potent and soluble.
The correct extraction technology, and the ideal concentration ratios, are chosen in accordance with the plant’s specific properties. We hold a keen awareness that only the full expression of the plant will fully unlock its optimal healing properties.
Potency & Efficacy
Up in the high altitudes of the mountains of Lesotho, the harsh environment yields Pelargonium sidoides roots with the most potent phytoconstituents.
The dried rhizomes of Pelargonium sidoides contain a host of chemical compounds. Among these are powerful polyphenols, including gallic acids. Polyphenols are a group of plant chemicals, which represent potent plant defence chemicals and act as powerful antioxidants, attributing to the antibacterial and antiviral effects.
The root extracts are rich in coumarins, including a unique phytochemical called ‘umckalin’, responsible for the immunomodulatory activity.
The plant’s tuberous root’s distinct maroon appearance is due to its Anthocyanin content, a type of flavonoid with strong antioxidant effects. In addition, the root extract also contains other powerful flavonoids, including quercetin, catechin and gallocatechin, providing anti- inflammatory and immune boosting properties.
References and Links to Papers
Increases viral defence system by 200%
Pharmacological profile of extracts
of Pelargonium sidoides and their constituents
Increases mucus removal and sinus clearing by 33%
A new approach to pharmacological effects on ciliary beat frequency in cell cultures—exemplary measurements under Pelargonium sidoides extract
10-fold suppression of human coronavirus
Investigation of the influence of EPs® 7630, a herbal drug preparation from Pelargonium sidoides, on replication of a broad panel of respiratory viruses
Get in touch to learn more about the research on Pelargonium sidoides.
Our vertically integrated process places particular focus on plant genotype selection, tissue culturing and cultivation of Pelargonium sidoides plant stock containing high levels of active compounds (i.e. polyphenols, coumarins and umckalin).
OUR JOURNEY WITH PELARGONIUM SIDOIDES
Source to Seal
Up in the high altitudes of the mountains of Lesotho, the harsh environment yields Pelargonium sidoides roots with the most potent phytoconstituents. Our dedicated harvesters use organic, non-commercial methods and uphold sustainable harvesting practice. The roots are carefully selected according to purity and potency and then transported down the mountains passes to our processing facility, where each root is carefully washed, dried and milled.
In collaboration with experts in the field, including renowned universities, we conduct laboratory analyses to determine the potency and purity of the plant’s phytoconsituents.
The correct extraction technology and the ideal concentration ratios are chosen in accordance with the plant’s specific physical properties. Our end-to-end quality control processes ensure our customers receive only the finest, highest quality extracts available.