In another case of science proving what we already know, researchers recently revealed that the herbal remedy Echinacea can protect against colds. According to The Daily Mail, this was the largest clinical study ever on the herb, and it ended with some positive news—that the herbal remedy (taken for ages to reduce the effects of colds and illness) does, in fact, work.
Duration of Colds Dropped by 26% from Echinacea
Echinacea is native to the United States and comes from the Eastern Purple Coneflower.
Study subjects took three doses of the herb extract for four months and had a lower incidence of colds. Also, the average duration of colds dropped 26%, meaning that for those who did get sick, the illness moved on more quickly.