Common cold treatment could fight covid-19
A commonly available herbal cold treatment could be an effective agent against Covid-19 according to Swiss researchers.
Research at a specialized laboratory in Spiez in canton Bern shows Echinacea kills the virus in the petri dish.
The traditional therapy has been used for cold treatment for hundreds of years and originated in North America.
The researchers stress that although they can see anti-viral effects in the laboratory, how it will work in the body – and what dose would be needed – is still unknown.
The results have been published in the British paper, Virology Journal.