Health Benefits
Most of the research related to pelargonium is limited to test tube studies. In this capacity, P. sidoides extracts are known to neutralize certain bacteria and viruses. Whether the same effect can be achieved by ingesting a plant extract remains uncertain. The current evidence is mixed at best.

Colds and Sinusitis
For a 2013 review of studies published in the Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews, researchers analyzed previously published research and concluded that P. sidoides may decrease the duration of a cold or sinus infection. Despite these findings, the authors acceded that the quality of the studies was low.

In another review published in Academic Pediatrics in 2018, scientists evaluated 11 studies investigating the effectiveness of echinacea, pelargonium, and other herbal medicines in treating respiratory tract infections in kids.

While echinacea (one of the most popular herbal remedies) failed to provide any relief, pelargonium demonstrated "moderate evidence for efficacy" in treating uncomplicated respiratory infections.

Natural and Herbal Cold and Flu Remedies
Acute Bronchitis
Pelargonium may also help relieve the symptoms of bronchitis, suggests a 2013 review of studies from Germany. As with the previous studies, there was some evidence of a beneficial effect

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