What is Echinacea and are there any side effects?
Echinacea is an herb that's a member of the daisy flower family. It's commonly used for boosting immunity and treating colds, sore throats and respiratory infections. Echinacea is generally well-tolerated and used without side effects.
Echinacea side effects
Possible echinacea side
effects include nausea, mild itching, fever or chills and dizziness. You should avoid using
echinacea if you are allergic to the daisy or ragweed family. People with multiple sclerosis
(MS), acquired immune deficiency syndrome (AIDS), or other disorders affecting the immune
system should not use echinacea because of the possibility that their symptoms from side
effects might get worse.
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