Monday, 25 June 2007

Echinacea CAN prevent a cold

"Taking the herbal remedy echinacea can more than halve the risk of catching a common cold, US researchers say.

They found it decreased the odds of developing a cold by 58% and the duration of colds by a day-and-a-half."

Hmmm, interesting. I've never really been convinced by echinacea but know people who take it almost religiously, but maybe there is some evidence to proof it works...?

Click HERE to find out more: http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/health/6231190.stm

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

I've been using it for years, whenever i feel a cold coming on or whenever i have one, swear by it for helping to stop colds and heliping to clear them up but you can't take it all the time, you need to do a two weeks on two weeks off kind of thing apparently or your body gets too used to it. :)