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Echinacea: Can It Boost Your Immunity?

3 monthes ago   |   By Cleveland Clinic

Echinacea has a reputation as a cold fighter and immune booster. For hundreds of years, Native Americans have used echinacea for healing various ailments, from snake bites to sore throats.
But will echinacea help you dodge a cold or bounce back sooner after an illness? Wellness and preventive medicine specialist Robert Saper, MD, MPH , explains what the evidence says.
What is echinacea?
Part of the daisy family, echinacea is a North American plant that bears pink or purple flowers in the summer. You might know echinacea as a “coneflower” if you're into gardening.
Echinacea isn't one type...
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