Can Echinacea Melt Winter’s Colds and Flu?

Quick Hits: Transvaginal Mesh Pulled, New Weight Loss Drug & More

Echinacea, a herbal remedy made from a flowering plant, can prevent respiratory infections—or even help treat them once they begin. A study, of 473 adults, published in 2015 in Current Therapeutic Research found a hot drink blend of echinacea and elderberry showed comparable efficacy to Tamiflu in treating symptoms of influenza. Via The Wall Street Journal. Posted January 11, 2016.

–Alanna McCatty


Did you find this article helpful?


Latest News

News Scan: Warfarin, A-Fib, Lavender Oil and Dopamine Agonist Medicine

News Scan: Warfarin, A-Fib, Lavender Oil and Dopamine Agonist Medicine

Every so often a lay person like me slaps her forehead and says out loud, “what took so long?” A veggie works better than a medicine, why not use the veggie? Talking to patients in their home leads to better understanding by the patients? Of course. And less intuitive but…

News Scan 9/4/2019: Breast Cancer, Osteoporosis and Cardio Health

News Scan 9/4/2019: Breast Cancer, Osteoporosis and Cardio Health

Less medicine and a little less food are the themes for keeping healthy this week.  Be well.    Breast Cancer and Hormone Treatment In a large study of published studies (meta analysis) that included more than 100,000 women, those who reported ever using MHT had a 26% higher relative risk…