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Echinacea: Echinacea is an herb that is used to treat a variety of conditions. Echinacea is available in supplements and the plants and roots are used to make tea, juice, and in preparations for topical use on the skin.

Adequate Amounts Claimed As Beneficial For Conditions: Echinacea

Adequate amounts of Echinacea are claimed to be potentially beneficial for:

Adequate Amounts Claimed As Preventative For Conditions: Echinacea

Adequate amounts of Echinacea are claimed to be potentially preventative for:

Toxicity/Overdose Risks For Supplement Or Excessive Intake: Echinacea

Excessive intake of Echinacea may involve the following risks:

  • Rash
  • Severe, life-threatening allergic reaction in some people
  • Asthma attack
  • Gastrointestinal upset
  • Possible allergic reaction in some people
  • Possible interactions with other supplements and medications
  • Consult with your healthcare provider before using any supplements, herbal remedies, and alternative therapies

Echinacea: Other Names

Other names for this supplements (Echinacea) include:

  • Purple coneflower
  • Coneflower
  • American coneflower
  • Echinacea purpurea
  • Echinacea angustifolia
  • Echinacea pallida

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