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In the heyday of colds and an increasing interest in homeopathic medicines, the message of Dr. B. Barrett et al., Published in a recent issue of the Annals of Internal Medicine last year, about the possible uselessness of using such a common “natural” medicine as tincture of echinance.
This tool is considered an immunostimulant and an effective cold medicine. A study by Dr. Barrett proves the opposite.
At the University of Wisconsin (Madison, USA), the effect of capsules containing echinance with the placebo effect was compared using collegiate colds as volunteers.
In order to get into this group, young people should have discovered at least 2 of the 15 listed symptoms of a cold, without taking antibiotics, antihistamines, or decongestants.
When analyzing the obtained data, scientists did not find statistically significant differences either in the duration of the disease or in the severity of symptoms experienced in the control and experimental groups of patients. In both groups, the cold lasted about 6 days. The capsules contained both the extract from the roots of Echinacea angustifola and the roots and the green mass of E.purpurea itself. Students ate 4 tablets 6 times on the first day, and then 4 pieces 3 times a day – and so on until the symptoms disappear, or 10 days. As already mentioned, no particular therapeutic effect was found. It is possible that echination in other dosage forms will have a more pronounced drug effect.