Echinacea halves risk of catching cold, study concludes

June 25, 2007  
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CBC – Echinacea (紫錐花), a herb widely used to fight the sniffles, helps reduce the risk of getting the common cold and shortens its duration, a new review suggests.

In the July issue of the medical journal The Lancet Infectious Diseases, researchers analyzed the results of 14 published trials on echinacea, or purple coneflower. The beneficial effect was seen after combining results from 1,600 participants. Read more

Ginger does ward off flu: study

April 13, 2007  
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ginger, flu, immune, coldCM NEWS – It appears that moms are right when they make us consume in time of . Read more

250-year-old pill formula proven good at fighting cold

April 8, 2007  
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liushenwan, cold, chinese medicineCM NEWS – A popular herbal flu pill used widely among Chinese and Japanese has effective anti-inflammatory and analgesic functions, a study finds.

Liu Shen Wan (六神丸, “Six Spirits Pills“) is a famous traditional Chinese medicine for treatment of upper respiratory tract inflammation. The pills are made from a 250-year-old herbal formula and consist of 6 herbs (thus “Six Spirits Pills”). In a study done at the Department of Complex Prescription of TCM, China Pharmaceutical University in Nanjing, the anti-inflammatory and analgesic functions activities of Liu Shen Wan was evaluated. Read more