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Oscillococcinum, Boiron

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Posted 21 August 2011

Oscillococcinum is a homeopathic alternative medicine marketed to relieve influenza-like symptoms. It is one of the most popular homeopathic preparations, particularly in France. Oscillococcinum is manufactured by a French company, Boiron, its sole manufacturer.[1]

It is being extensively advertised in South Africa, in particularly in television advertisements.

The burning questions are:

  1. Does it work?
  2. Does the way it works make scientific sense?
  3. What would happen if one publicly states that this product’s claims are baloney?
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