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Echinacea for Preventing Colds in Children, Subcontract with Child Health Institute

Status: 
Completed
Study area: 
Botanical Medicine
Immunity
Principal investigator: 
James Taylor (UW)
Co-investigator(s): 
Cynthia Wenner, PhD
Project period: 
2006 – 2011

An unexpected result of an earlier randomized controlled trial was that patients receiving Echinacea had fewer subsequent upper respiratory infections (URIs) during the four-month study period than children who received placebo for treatment of acute symptoms. This study is designed to further delineate the potential efficacy of Echinacea in preventing URIs in children.