Sunday Mail - Body and Soul - - B+S NATURAL SOLUTIONS -

Tend to pick up any in­fec­tion that is do­ing the rounds? Why not take a course of echi­nacea?

When pre­scrib­ing herbs, herbal­ists rely on tra­di­tions that reach back cen­turies. How­ever, in to­day’s world of ev­i­dence­based medicine, the best­prac­tice model is that any treat­ment needs to have un­der­gone rig­or­ous sci­en­tific stud­ies. More and more herbal reme­dies are un­der the mi­cro­scope, in­clud­ing echi­nacea.

A 2012 study has shown that not only does it re­duce the num­ber of colds you are likely to catch, it also re­duces the length of time you will be un­der the weather.

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