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African helichrysum and Pelargonium sidoids formula

African helichrysun and Pelargonium sidoids are African medicinal plants that have an outstanding ethno-botanical and in-vitro record for the treatment of tuberculosis. Their record is simply superior to its competitors.

The facts, pure and simple:

1. Literature states that as early as 1897, an Englishman named Charles Stevens come to South Africa hoping to cure himself of tuberculosis. Later he acknowledged the successful treatment (cure) of tuberculosis with Pelargonium sidoids (umckaloabo).

2. In 1920, a former missionary doctor, Adrien Sechehaye, learned of Steven's cure. During the next nine years he treated over 800 patients in Switzerland with a homeopathic preparation of the medicine. In 1929 he published the medical case studies. 

3. Various scientific studies prove in-vitro inhibition of drug-resistant and drug-sensitive strains of Mycobacterium tuberculosis by the African helichrysun.

4. Further, anecdotal data shows that X-TB is compatible with conventional drugs with some patients testing negative within a period of 3 weeks only.

Added benefits of X-TB:


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.

… 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.

Is it toxic? There are no signs of toxicity with X-TB.

For the conventionalists: compliment conventional medicines with X-TB.

Preparation: X-TB contains African helichrysun and Pelargonium sidoids water and alcohol extracts.

Recommended dosage for adults: 12 drops taken 3 times daily in 10 ml of water or under the tongue ½ hour before meals.

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: 30 ml brown homeopathic bottles.

Storage instructions: Keep in a cool, dry place. Keep out of reach of children.


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