If you are one of the millions of people who take echinacea to battle the common cold, a new report suggests you can stop wasting your money because echinacea does not work!
Researchers from the University of Wisconsin tested over 700 patients who were showing symptoms of a cold. They divided them into two groups: one group given echinacea and the other group a placebo. In the end, there was no dramatic difference in the outcomes.
Echinacea has become big business. This year alone, Americans have spent over $132 million on the herbal remedy. The best advice when you feel a cold coming on: skip the echinacea, stay home, rest and drink plenty of fluids. Do not go to work, you’ll only wind up getting everyone else sick.