Echinacea side effects

Precautions:

Your tongue might tingle or get numb when you take echinacea, but That's about the worst most of us can expect. Megadoses might slow down, rather than rev up, the immune system. Some herbalists have speculated that the herb might stimulate HIV rather than help the infection. Some people might experience dose-depen-dent allergic reactions, nausea, vomiting, chills, or fever.

Anyone with multiple sclerosis, systemic lupus erythematosus, or another autoimmune disease probably should avoid taking the herb. Certain species of echinacea could contain very small amounts of pyrrolizidine alkaloids (PAs), which, in excessive concentrations, have been linked to severe (or even lethal) liver toxicity. The levels in this herb are too low to be of any concern.

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