New Evidence Shows Echinacea Does Work

A few years ago the media triumphantly pronounced that Echinacea was ineffective, after a poorly designed study involving low-quality echinacea and an extremely artificial situation environment was released.

A new report, however, presents strong evidence to the contrary.  Researchers examined the results of 14 previous studies.  They found that echinacea cut the risk of catching a cold by an impressive 58% and shortened the cold’s duration by 1.4 days on average.

Seattle Times Article – Good overview of the new study.
Dr. Foster Piece – Well known MD argues that the original study was biased.