March 23, 2014 @ 11:36 PM

If you're one of the 38 percent of American adults who have tried alternative medicine, you may have taken echinacea for cold prevention or to help ease cold symptoms. "If taken early in the course of an illness, there is some indication that echinacea can shorten the duration of a cold by as much as one day, However, the jury is still out as to whether or not echinacea actually prevents colds.  Learn more