- Q What are the benefits of ginger?
Dr. Dean Ornish, Internal MedicineGinger is a spice whose health benefits have been recognized for centuries, especially for reducing gastrointestinal distress. Recent studies have documented that ginger contains compounds that have potent antioxidant and anti-inflammatory effects.... Full Answer
- Q Does echinacea prevent colds?
Dr. Anthony Komaroff, Internal MedicineAn ocean of ink has been spilled extolling echinacea as an "immune stimulant," usually in terms of its purported ability to prevent or limit the severity of colds. In 2007, the journal Lancet Infectious Diseases published a review of more than... Full Answer
- Q Can garlic help prevent colds?
Dr. Joel Fuhrman, Family MedicineGarlic is a commonly used food and folk remedy for preventing and treating colds. However, there is still insufficient clinical trial evidence regarding the effects of garlic in prevention or treatment. A single trial suggested that garlic may... Full Answer