Thursday, July 28, 2005

Don't bother with echinacea.

Echinacea, the herbal remedy widely believed to prevent or ease the misery of the common cold, turns out to be no more effective than a placebo, according to a new study by the University of Virginia School of Medicine. [Source]

11 comments:

Daxohol said...

I KNEW it! Good ole Vitamin C is my faithful weapon and I'm stickin' to it.

Bill said...

And anyone was really surprised?

Echinacea makes me feel sick if I take it on a regular basis. Why, I have no idea?

ladygoat said...

Echinacea never worked for me either. But instantly drinking lots of hot calamansi juice (it's like hot lemonade) plus getting lots of sleep does.

B2 said...

I think I'm allergic to echinacea, so I was pleased to see it's useless against colds. Take that, wife!

Janet said...

Stuff like this is incredibly disturbing to me. Makes me wonder what else they could be wrong about...

Jack's Shack said...

Sometimes a placebo can be just as effective. If it doesn't hurt you and you think that it works.......

P.S. A beach requires saltwater. ;)

Supermans Foot said...

Still don't believe em!!!!!

Chandira said...

Sambucol. You guys rocked with that recommendation.. I swear by it now. Never did like Echinacea.. Sambucol tastes nice.. :-)

On The Mark said...

You're welcome, Chandira. And it does taste good.

The Misanthrope said...

Sambucol is the miracle cure. OTM told me about and I thought he was mad, but it works!

wife said...

What was that about? It is not like I put it in your food, or ever even suggested that you take it.