Doctor Ronald Turner discusses what are common colds, and how effective are natural remedies like vitamins
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Host: How effective are natural remedies like vitamins? Ronald Turner: Well, so far there has not been any natural remedy that is been proven to be effective as a treatment for the common cold. So, Aconasia is probably the most widely used of the natural remedies for the common cold. In the carefully done studies that have been done over the last five or six years, none of those preparations has been found to be effective for treatment. Zinc is another, I guess, natural remedy for the common cold. Again, the data on zinc are quite mixed and in my opinion, probably zinc is not associated with a clinically significant benefit.