Is it safe to take echinacea daily?

Adult. For general immune system stimulation, during colds, flu, upper respiratory tract infections, or bladder infections, take echinacea 3 times a day until you feel better, but not for more than 10 days. DO NOT take echinacea on an empty stomach.

Can you take echinacea long term?

Don’t take echinacea for more than a few weeks. The long-term safety has not been studied thoroughly. Talk to your doctor before taking echinacea or other supplements.

How much echinacea can I take a day?

Dry powdered extract: 300–500 mg of Echinacea purpurea, three times daily. Liquid extract tinctures: 2.5 ml, three times daily, or up to 10 ml daily.

Is echinacea a stimulant?

Today, echinacea is used mainly as an immune stimulant in order to prevent cold, influenza, and other infections and is one of the most popular herbs in the United States.

Who should not use echinacea?

Echinacea may not be helpful if you have any of the following conditions: an autoimmune disorder (such as lupus), human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) infection, or acquired immunodeficiency syndrome (AIDS). If you are pregnant or breastfeeding you should talk with your doctor before you start taking echinacea.

Can echinacea make your heart race?

Taking echinacea with caffeinated products can increase caffeine side effects such as headache, increased heart rate, and feeling jittery.

Can echinacea cause liver damage?

Hepatotoxicity. In multiple controlled trials, echinacea by itself has not been linked to liver injury, either in the form of transient serum enzyme elevations or clinically apparent acute liver injury.

Is echinacea bad for your liver?

Can I take vitamin D with echinacea?

No interactions were found between echinacea and Vitamin D3. This does not necessarily mean no interactions exist. Always consult your healthcare provider.

Can I take vitamin C zinc and echinacea together?

No interactions were found between echinacea and Vitamin C.

Does echinacea affect sleep?

Some side effects have been reported such as fever, nausea, vomiting, unpleasant taste, stomach pain, diarrhea, sore throat, dry mouth, headache, numbness of the tongue, dizziness, insomnia, disorientation, and joint and muscle aches. In rare cases, echinacea has been reported to cause inflammation of the liver.

What is the symptoms of too much echinacea?

What are the side effects of Echinacea?

  • nausea, vomiting, stomach pain, diarrhea;
  • fever, sore throat;
  • muscle or joint pain;
  • unusual or unpleasant taste in the mouth;
  • dry mouth, numb feeling in your tongue;
  • headache, dizziness, confusion; or.
  • sleep problems (insomnia).