Recently, researchers at University of Wisconsin-Madison’s School of Medicine and Public Health put Echinacea’s health claims to the test. They rounded up more than 700 people with common colds, and gave some of them Echinacea, gave others a placebo pill, and gave the rest of the subjects no pills at all. The herbal remedy had some effect—those who’d taken the pills felt better seven to 10 hours before the other subjects—but it wasn’t what the researchers were hoping for.
“This dose regimen did not make a large impact on the course of the common cold, compared either to blinded placebo or to no pills,” Bruce Barett, the lead researcher in this study.
Chocolate on the other hand ...Chocolate and cocoa contain a chemical called theobromine, which is known to be effective in relieving coughs. Hahaha - no more chewing on that weird flower,or drinking its essence or whatever . Just a good dose of good quality chocoltates. Oh happy days!
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British scientists are currently working to develop a drug based on the chemical, which can be used as an alternative to cough syrups that contain opiates . The drug is likely to be on the market within two years— even when it's on the market I'll pretend it's not .Bwhahaha