Echinacea ‘can prevent a cold’ scientists at last admit.News has been released by The Lancet Medical Journal showing that Echinacea “decreases the risks of catching a cold by more than 50%.”
At last, scientific research confirms what every one in complimentary medicine always knew, that Echinacea is very effective in preventing an infection and that it speeds up the recovery time,” researchers, led by Dr Craig Coleman from the University of Connecticut School of Pharmacy even found that Echinacea taken together with vitamin C reduced the chances of getting a cold by 86%.”
So, how does Echinacea work?
“Echinacea works by interacting with the immune system increasing the number of white blood cells and improving the power of the white blood cells in their ability to find and destroy invading bacteria and viruses by about 30 to 40%.
Echinacea has powerful anti-viral properties because it stimulates the body cells to produce more interferon. This substance is essential for detecting and fighting viral infections.
Taking Echinacea strengthens out immune systems – it really works.
Professor Ronald Eccles of the University of Cardiff stated the work was “a significant step in the battle against the common cold”.