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Echinacea: Potential Health Benefits and Risks

Echinacea is an herb that has been used for many decades to stimulate the immune system and thus prevent and treat symptoms related to respiratory conditions such as common colds or the flu. However, studies have so far revealed mixed results as to whether Echinacea really prevents or shortens illness. Besides being used for common colds and the flu, people use Echinacea to treat skin problems, such as acne and boils (swollen areas that form […]