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echinacea
as an herbal medication


The study published in the New England Journal of Medicine indicated that echinacea may work no better than a placebo.
  an herb that is claimed to boost the body’s immune system — especially to fight the common cold
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Rigorous studies have not shown echinacea to be effective in fighting colds when given at safe doses.
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  • The study published in the New England Journal of Medicine indicated that echinacea may work no better than a placebo.
  • When Harriet said she was tired, he instantlyoffered up B-COMPLEXES; if she sneezed, he was like a quick draw with the echinacea.
    Sarah Dessen  --  Lock and Key
  • The word ’echinacea’ gives them a hard time, though.
    Amy Tan  --  The Bonesetter’s Daughter
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Associated words [difficulty]:   echinacea , Valium [6] , amphetamine [6] , Xanax [7] , antihistamine [8] , diuretic [9] , homeopathy [9] , methylphenidate [9]
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