African Herbal Formula for Tuberculosis
Imphepho and Pelargonium sidoids Tincture
Imphepo and Pelargonium sidoids, are medicinal plants that have long been used to assist with:
X-TB consists of Imphepo and Pelargonium sidoids, plants that have long been accredited with properties against tuberculosis.
African Traditional doctors insistence of herbal treatments for tuberculosis have led to in-vitro and in-vivo research at local and overseas institutions and Universities. This research proves that both have properties against tuberculosis. Once again, research results have led support to claims made by African Traditional doctors.
The Englishman Charles Stevens already acknowledged the successful treatment of tuberculosis with Pelargonium sidoids (umckaloabo) in the early 1920’s. Extracts of the root have been available in German pharmacies since 1983 without prescription and have found widespread usage against infections of the sinus, throat and respiratory tract.
J Ethnopharmacol. 1999 Sep;66(3):347-54.
In vitro inhibition of drug-resistant and drug-sensitive strains of Mycobacterium tuberculosis by ethnobotanically selected South African plants.
Department of Botany, University of Pretoria, South Africa.
Twenty South African medicinal plants used to treat pulmonary diseases were screened for activity against drug-resistant and drug-sensitive strains of Mycobacterium tuberculosis. A preliminary screening of acetone and water plant extracts against a drug-sensitive strain of Mycobacterium tuberculosis, H37Rv, was done by the agar plate method. Fourteen of the 20 acetone extracts showed inhibitory activity at a concentration of 0.5 mg/ml against this strain. Acetone as well as water extracts of Cryptocarya latifolia, Euclea natalensis, Helichrysum melanacme, Nidorella anomala and Thymus vulgaris inhibited the growth of M. tuberculosis. Given the activity of 14 acetone extracts at 0.5 mg/ml against the drug-sensitive strain by the agar plate method, a further study was done employing a rapid radiometric method to confirm the inhibitory activity. These active acetone extracts were screened against the H37Rv strain as well as a strain resistant to the drugs isoniazid and rifampin. The minimal inhibitory concentration of Croton pseudopulchellus, Ekebergia capensis, Euclea natalensis, Nidorella anomala and Polygala myrtifolia was 0.1 mg/ml against the H37Rv strain by the radiometric method. Extracts of Chenopodium ambrosioides, Ekebergia capensis, Euclea natalensis, Helichrysum melanacme, Nidorella anomala and Polygala myrtifolia were active against the resistant strain at 0.1 mg/ml. Eight plants showed activity against both strains at a concentration of 1.0 mg/ml.
• Anti-fungal properties.
• Anti-inflammatory properties.
• Anti-bacterial properties.
• Improves the skin’s appearance.
• Can be used externally on wounds.
Is it toxic? There are no signs of toxicity with X-TB.
Ingredients: Imphepo and Pelargonium sidoids water and alcohol extracts.
Dosage: Shake well before using.
Adults: 8 to 12 drops taken 3 times daily in 10 ml of water or under the tongue.
Contra Indications: People with a hypersensitivity to any ingredients of the plant species. Not to be taken during pregnancy, if inclined to experience bleeding or if liver and kidney illnesses are present.
Pharmacological classification: A 34. Other
Pharmacological action: African herbal medicine.
Indications: It is traditionally used in the support of tuberculosis.
Side effects and special precautions: None side effects have been recorded.
Known symptoms of over dosage and particulars of its treatment: None, treatment is symptomatic. Presentation: Bottles 30 ml.
Storage instructions: Keep in a cool, dry place. Keep out of reach of children.