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Echinacea - The uncommon herbal remedy for the common cold?

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Herbal remedies and cold treatment

The leading British journal The Lancet Infectious Diseases' recent study has put Echinacea under spotlights again.

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The team of US scientists, led by Dr Craig Coleman from the University of California has analyzed the results of fourteen different studies and come to the conclusion that Echinacea and common cold do repel each other.

"An analysis of the current evidence in the literature suggests Echinacea has a benefit in decreasing the incidence and duration of the common cold", - they say. But they do stress that this does not make Echinacea a miracle remedy for the common cold to be recommended immediately to all sneezers complaining from runny noses