With over 16 years experience of supplying Pelargonium sidoides to our customers around the world we have come to understand this powerful plant medicine better than almost anyone. Our expertise has led us to the development of a standardized extract of pelargonium which is poised to unlock the significant healing potential of this plant for the world of natural, plant-based medicines.
PelaPower ™ is a pelargonium sidoides standardised dry powder extract which has been made according to the principles of the EMA monograph. By making an equivalent extract that complies with the EMA guidelines our customers can create products that enable them to make health claims of pelargonium medicines recognised in the pharmacopoeia.
– Dry extract, (DER 4-25:1)
– Extraction solvent ethanol 11% (m/m)
– 100% native; free of maltodextrin (sugar-free)
– Water soluble extract
Our process: The raw material is first tested as per the European Pharmacopoeia specification. We then produce a liquid extract as per EMA monograph DER 1:8-10 extraction using 11% ethanol. This is vacuum oven-dried to yield a 100% native extract as EMA monograph DER 4-25:1 extraction.
We test the following components:
– Scopoletin (batch specific)
– Umckalin (batch specific)
– Gallic acids (batch specific)
Standardization: The 100% native extract is optionally standardised to your specification for Umckalin using microcrystalline cellulose which is a sugar-free and chemically inactive excipient.
Afrigetics is a vertically integrated Pelargonium supplier and thus controls harvesting, drying, processing and extraction from start to finish. This means we have the ability to control starting Umckalin content of the raw material and thus determine an accurate outcome of active content in our extract as well as control raw material cost.
Dosage guidelines: If standardised to 1100ppm Umckalin the extract should be included at 20mg per serving, 3 times per day, to deliver the EMA specified 67,5ug Umckalin per day.