Tag: "echinacea" at medical news
Echinacea not effective in treating colds in children
...veness and safety of Echinacea purpurea (a type of echinacea
used for medicinal purposes) in treating URIs in c...y. The patients were randomized to receive either echinacea
or placebo for up to three URIs over a four-month period. The echinacea
or placebo was started at ...
$2.2 Million herbal cold remedy study underway at U.Va.
...LLE, Va., August 27 The popular herbal supplement echinacea
may have earned its manufacturers nearly $70 milli...ective in clinical research trials. To find out if echinacea
really fights colds, University of Virginia Health System investigators have received $2.2 million i...
Expert calls for common sense, science in national response to medicinal herbs
...e consumer." Even such all-American herbs such as echinacea
and saw palmetto were found by European scientists to have health benefits without significant side effects, and Americans began to demand them. By the late 1990s, annual sales reached almost $4 billion here. "But all was not well in herbal America,...
Scientists: herb known as comfrey can ruin liver, other herbs appear helpful
...ng, Ginko biloba, comfrey, saw palmetto, feverfew, echinacea
and St. John's wort. "It's essential that health professionals know what we know about these products and what's still speculation, so that they can give informed advice," said Dr. Lenore Arab, professor of epidemiology and nutrition at UNC-CH. "Rig...
Preliminary Study Proves Centuries Of Herbalists Right About Echinacea
...UF nutritional scientist Susan Percival found that echinacea
stimulatedwhite blood cells, which fight infection...n. "So that's good. If for years we've been saying echinacea
does this, it'snice to know that it does." Percival now will expand and repeat her preliminary study...