Infuenza

  • Clinical trial, with positive  findings, on 462 patients treated for influenza (‘flu) symptoms at  general medical practices in France. Approximately half of the patients  were randomly allocated to receive a homeopathic medicine called  Oscillococcinum, and the others received a dummy pill (placebo); they  were not told which treatment group they were in. After 48 hours,  recovery from ‘flu symptoms was reported by 7% more patients who  received Oscillococcinum than those who received placebo.  PubMed Link
  • Clinical trial, with positive findings,  on 334 patients treated for influenza (‘flu) symptoms at general or  specialist medical practices in Germany. Approximately half of the  patients were randomly allocated to receive a homeopathic medicine  called Oscillococcinum, and the others received a dummy pill (placebo);  they were not told which treatment group they were in. After 48 hours,  recovery from ‘flu symptoms was reported by 9% more patients who  received Oscillococcinum than those who received placebo.Papp R, Schuback G, Beck E, et al (1998). Oscillococcinum® in  patients with influenza-like syndromes: a placebo-controlled  double-blind evaluation. British Homoeopathic Journal; 87:69–76.