Experts have found helps in dealing with viruses, tea with lemon, askorbinka, garlic and Echinacea.
A study conducted by the international expert organization Cochrane (“Cochrane”), which are responsible for assessing the effectiveness of medical techniques and technologies.
The experts analyzed the most popular means among the Russians, which they use for the treatment of seasonal viral infections (SARS and influenza).
The conclusions of their study is very interesting. It turned out that absolutely does not reduce the incidence of SARS and influenza are common treatments, like tea with lemon and askorbinka. Although these tools and is able to alleviate disease symptoms, but virus, they do not save.
In addition, was “Cochran” and is popular as an extract of purple Echinacea (it is believed that this plant helps to increase immunity). It turned out that as an immunostimulant, it is virtually useless. Prophylactically Echinacea, of course, you can take, but especially effect is pointless to wait.
Another favorite tool in the prevention of influenza and SARS among residents of Russia is considered to be garlic. But experts again found no scientific evidence of its effectiveness in the fight against seasonal viruses.
Rejected as a remedy against flu researchers and favorite people steam inhalers. Moreover, a tool such as “breathe in pairs over boiled potatoes” is also unsafe, as it is possible to burn mucous membranes and respiratory tract.