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Echinacea Reduces Risk of Common Cold By 58%

echinacea and common cold
Study Title: "Evaluation of echinacea for the prevention and treatment of the common cold: a meta-analysis."
Number of Participants: N/A
Length of Study: N/A
Type of Study: Meta-Analysis of 14 Unique Studies
Publication: The Lancet. Infectious Diseases.
Study Result: Echinacea decreased the odds of developing the common cold by 58%.

Echinacea is one of the most commonly used herbal products for immune support. Multiple studies indicated it is effective for the common cold. The following meta-analysis was done by The Lancet To evaluate the effect of echinacea on the incidence and duration of the common cold.

14 unique studies were included in the meta-analysis. Weighted averages and mean differences were calculated, and publication bias was assessed. Echinacea decreased the odds of developing the common cold by 58% and the duration of a cold by 1.4 days.

The researchers concluded:

“Published evidence supports echinacea’s benefit in decreasing the incidence and duration of the common cold.”

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