School age children bring a plethora of different colds and flus home with them each year. Sometimes these are fended off with chicken noodle soup but all too often they end with a prescription for antibiotics.
A recent study out of Switzerland showed a positive outcome to reducing the need for these prescriptions. This study looked at 203 children aged four to twelve years old over 4 months. Half were given echinacea every day (A. Vogel's Echinaforce Junior 400mg TID) and half were given Vitamin C (50mg TID). The group that were given the echinacea every day reported 32.5% fewer colds and flus, 76% fewer days on antibiotics, 67% fewer days with fever, and 65% risk reduction of bacterial super infections and of respiratory tract infection complications.
When it comes to cold and flu prevention and recovery, #echinacea is a superstar #herb!
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Ogal M, Klein P, Schoop R. Echinacea for the Prevention of Respiratory Tract Infections in Children 4 - 12 years: A Randomized, Blind and Controlled Study. Sociéte Suisse de Pédiatrie (SSP, Poster), 24th May, Lausanne, Switzerland.
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