Health

Herb: ECHINACEA

 

Uses?

Stimulate body defenses

Cold

Flu

Who?

Almost everyone

Who can’t?

People on any type of medication. Check with doctor

Pregnant or breast feeding

People with tuberculosis, multiple sclerosis or HIV

How long?

Up to 8 weeks appears to be safe for most people

Side effects?

Numbness of the tongue

Stomach pain

Sore throat

Dry mouth

Dizziness

Bad taste

Insomnia

Vomiting

Nausea

Fever

 

Echinacea
Different echinacea supplement brands

Available forms?

Capsules, tablets, tinctures and juice of fresh flowering plant

Dose?

Follow health professional advice or directions on the package

Part used?

Root, above-ground parts

Comes from?

Echinacea Angustifolia and Pallida: midwestern United States

Echinacea Purpurea: American Midwest

Other names?

Purple coneflower

Black sampson

 

 

 

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