Influenza

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Echinacea plus elderberry matches Tamiflu for early treatment of ‘flu

‘Significant’: Large trial supports echinacea’s immune benefits

By Stephen Daniells

A proprietary combination of a concentrated echinacea herb and root extract and elderberry is as effective as Tamiflu (antiviral medicine) for the early treatment of ‘flu, says a new clinical trial from Europe.

Infographic: The cost of a sick day

Infographic: The cost of a sick day

The immune health market is growing, but with Americans estimated to catch one billion colds and flus each year, what is the current cost of a sick day?

Cranberry sales soared 15% to reach $35.81m in the food, drug and mass market channel last year.

US herbal supplement sales up 3% last year

By Mike Stones

Sales of herbal dietary supplements in the United States climbed three per cent last year to reach more than $5.2bn, according to a report published in the latest issue of HerbalGram, the quarterly journal of the American Botanical Council.

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