Does what our medicine look like affect how well we think it works? Learn more on this Moment of Science.
You’re probably wondering how that can be when vitamin pills are synthetic, and boiled spinach is all natural. Well, when it comes to vitamins, synthetic doesn’t mean inferior. Even pills touted as all-natural contain some synthetics–otherwise they’d be the size of golf balls.
In this Moment of Science, we discuss Echinacea–one of the most popular herbal medicines. Echinacea is a flowering plant native to North America. Native Americans have used Echinacea for thousands of years as medicine. According to those who swear by it, Echinacea boosts the immune system by increasing white blood cell counts and other disease [...]