echinacea

Beat cold sores naturally

Cold sores are caused by the herpes simplex virus (HSV-1) and often surface during times of stress or weakened immunity, or from excess exposure to sunlight, insufficient sleep and poor diet. Several studies found the amino acid lysine was an effective treatment for...

Echinacea cuts cold time, symptoms

Echinacea isn’t known as the “immune herb” for nothing! As two German studies prove, it has a well-deserved place on your natural cold remedy shelf. In a recent double-blind, placebo-controlled clinical trial, 80 adult patients were given echinacea or a placebo at the...

To kill a cold: What the research says

Is that vitamin C or echinacea you take during cold season really doing anything? Yes it is, say researchers in recent studies. At the Herbal Health Centre in the UK, 168 volunteers were given either a placebo or vitamin C supplement for two months during cold/flu...