Friday, March 11, 2011

Echinacea No Cure for Common Cold

A study of a small group of participants at the University of Wisconsin found that the herbal remedy echinacea was no better than a placebo in relieving symptoms and for shortening the duration of colds.

Lead research Dr. Bruce Barrett advised, "if you are an adult and believe in echinacea, it's safe and you might get some placebo effect if nothing else."

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