Cough & Cold

Traditional Herbal Cough Syrup

BronchiLIFT Cough & Cold is a traditional herbal mixture that primarily relieves a productive cough and symptoms associated with the common cold and flu.


• Productive Cough

• Cold & Flu Symptoms

• Acute Bronchitis

• Tonsillopharyngitis

• Sinusitis

What does BronchiLIFT Cough & Cold do?

  • Mucolytic: Dilutes and liquifies mucous

  • Spasmolytic: Relieves spasms or cramps in the bronchial muscles

  • Bronchodilator: Opens the respiratory airway for ease of breathing

  • Expectorant: Expels mucous from the airways

  • Antibacterial and Antifungal activities: Fights infection

  • Antioxidant properties

The common cold is a viral infection characterised by symptoms like sore throat, sneezing and running nose. Antibiotics are often prescribed needlessly, given the condition is commonly caused by rhinoviruses. It is therefore valuable to explore alternative treatment options such as herbal medications, whose efficacy and safety is proven by pharmacological and clinical studies1.

BronchiLIFT Cough & Cold contains:

Pelargonium sidoides DC:

A traditional herbal remedy also known as Geranium, Kalwerbossie or Rabassam, that has been used in South Africa for many generations.
Extensive clinical research has been done on extractions of Pelargonium sidoides DC5 over the years and has confirmed the medicinal uses and safety of this plant by the people in the Eastern Cape for various respiratory diseases, highlighting its significant antibacterial, antifungal and even antiviral properties. It has been shown to reduce the duration and severity of symptoms in acute upper respiratory tract infections, including acute bronchitis2, tonsillopharyngitis, sinusitis and the common cold1,5.

Hedera helix L:

Otherwise known as Ivy leaf, is known for its expectorant properties – assisting in expelling mucous and other material from the lungs and airways. Ivy leaf contains saponins which are considered to have mucolytic (liquifying mucous), spasmolytic (relieving spasms or cramps in the bronchial muscles), bronchodilatory (opening of the bronchi and bronchioles, allowing for better breathing) and antibacterial effect3,4.

How to Use:

Take one dose in the morning, at midday and in the evening.

This medicine contains sorbitol. If you have been told by your doctor that you have an intolerance to some sugars, contact your doctor before taking this medicinal product. Sorbitol may have a laxative effect or cause diarrhoea.
Products containing herbal ingredients may interact with some medications. If you are taking any chronic medication, do not use this product without consulting your medical practitioner.

Do not exceed the recommended daily dosage.

Safety for use during pregnancy and lactation has not been established.
Porphyria: Safety has not been established.
Do not use when known sensitivity or allergy exists towards any of the ingredients.

Please seek medical advice if symptoms persist for longer than 7 days.
Efficacy of support may differ between users.
This medicine has not been evaluated by the South African Health Product Regulatory Authority (SAHPRA) for its efficacy and intended use.
This medicine is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease.

Children ages 6-12:5 ml (one medicine spoon) twice daily
Children above 12 years:5 ml (one medicine spoon) three times daily
Adults:5 ml (one medicine spoon) three times daily

Active substances per 5 ml syrup:
Pelargonium S70 (Pelargonium sidoides DC.)     28,57 mg
Hedera helix L. (Ivy Leaf) extract                          35 mg

Inactive ingredients:
Citric acid, flavouring, glycerine, maltodextrin, microcrystalline cellulose, carmellose sodium and water.
Preservatives: Potassium sorbate (0,035 % m/v), sodium benzoate (0,045 % m/v).
Contains sweetener: sorbitol (2,5 g/5 ml).
Contains sweetener CSA 80 16,41 mg/5 ml (acesulfame potassium, sodium saccharin and
sodium cyclamate).

Detailed Information:

Scheduling status: S0. Proprietary name (and dosage form): BRONCHILIFT Cough & Cold (syrup). Preserved with: Potassium sorbate (0,035 % m/v), sodium benzoate (0,045 % m/v). Pharmacological classification: D33.6 Western Herbal Medicine. Complementary Medicine. Pharmacological action: Pelargonium sidoides DC. and Hedera helix L. are well known traditional remedies for the treatment of productive coughs associated with symptoms of cold and flu. Hedera helix extract has been shown to liquify mucous, and calm painful coughing through relaxation of bronchial muscles, resulting in bronchodilation. Indications: BRONCHILIFT Cough & Cold syrup is a traditional herbal medicinal product for the symptomatic treatment of the common cold and flu. BRONCHILIFT Cough & Cold syrup has spasmolytic, expectorant and mucolytic properties, assisting with the relief of a productive cough. Identification: BRONCHILIFT Cough & Cold syrup is a reddish brown syrup with a sweet taste. Presentation: BRONCHILIFT Cough & Cold syrup is supplied in 200 ml amber plastic bottles, with a white plastic tamper evident cap. Agera Health. 200 ml.


  1. Lizogub, V. G., Riley, D. S., & Heger, M. (2007). Efficacy of a Pelargonium Sidoides Preparation in Patients With the Common Cold: A Randomized, Double Blind, Placebo-Controlled Clinical Trial. Explore (NY), 3(6), 573-84.
  2. Brendlera, T., Van Wyk, B. -E. (2008). A historical, scientific and commercial perspective on the medicinal use of Pelargonium sidoides (Geraniaceae). Journal of Ethnopharmacology, 119, 420-433.
  3. Sieben, A., Prenner, L., Sorkalla, T., Wolf, A., Jakobs, D., Runkel, F., & Häberlein, H. (2009). α-Hederin, but Not Hederacoside C and Hederagenin from Hedera helix, Affects the Binding Behavior, Dynamics, and Regulation of β2-Adrenergic Receptors. Biochemistry, 48(15), 3477–3482.
  4. Gepdiremen, A., Mshvildadze, V., Suleyman, H., & Elias, R. (2005). Acute anti-inflammatory activity of four saponins isolated from ivy: alpha-hederin, hederasaponin-C, hederacolchiside-E and hederacolchiside-F in carrageenan-induced rat paw edema. Phytomedicine, 12(6-7), 440–444.
  5. Brown, D. (2009). Pelargonium sidoides Extract (EPs 7630): Alternative Treatment of Acute Upper Respiratory Tract Infections. Natural Medicine Journal, 1(4), 1-6.

List of clinical trials on Pelargonium sidoides.

Heil and Reitermann (1994). Upper respiratory tract infections, acute or chronic Observational; 166 children.
Dome and Schuster (1996). Bronchitis, acute Observational; 259 children.
Haidvogl et al. (1996). Bronchitis, acute Observational; 742 children.
Blochin et al. (1999). Bronchitis, acute Randomized, controlled; 60 children (30/30).
Bereznoy et al. (2003); see also Heger and Bereznoy (2002). non-GABHS tonsillopharyngitis in children Randomised, placebo-controlled double-blind; 143 children (73/70).
Matthys et al. (2003) Bronchitis, acute Randomised, placebo-controlled double-blind; 468 adults (233/235).
Chuchalin et al. (2005); Golovatiouk and Chuchalin (2002); see also Schulz (2006, 2007b), Kamin, 2007). Bronchitis, acute Randomised, placebo-controlled double-blind; 124 adults (64/60).
Schapowal and Heger (2007). Sinusitis Observational; 361 adults and children.
Matthys and Heger (2007a). Bronchitis, acute Observational; 205 patients.
Haidvogl and Heger (2007). Bronchitis, acute Observational; 742 children.
Matthys and Heger (2007a). Bronchitis, acute Observational; 2099 patients of 0–93 years old.