King Rat (gkr) wrote,
King Rat
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Echinacea

More nonsense alternative medicine has been shown to be bunk. In three studies I can find (one reported officially tomorrow), echinacea did nothing to help prevent colds or reduce their symptoms.

This is the sort of reason why I want to know something works before I try it. Seems if something gets repeated enough people will start to believe it's true. It's bad when what's repeated is innuendo about someone's sex life. It's bad when it causes people to waste money on something that doesn't help their health.

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