Question by  Stew (11)

What are the side effects of echinacea?

I was recently put on echinacea and am having some wired side effects.


Answer by  Kath (1537)

Side effects may include vomiting, nausau, fever, heartburn or dizziness. Sore throat, muscle pain or imsomnia are also possible. Consult your physician.


Answer by  AnnieBlosom (31)

The possible side effects of Echinacea are nausea and vomiting, abdominal pain, diarrhea or constipation, heartburn, fever, dry mouth, muscle pain, mouth ulcers, burning of the tongue, insomnia, disorientation, dizziness. In addition, allergic reactions such as running nose, itchy or watery eyes, rash, itching, swelling of the mouth or throat, wheezing and difficulty in breathing are the other side effets.


Answer by  PJ24 (220)

Echinacea has no scientifically proven effect on diseases they are usually given for, i.e. rhinitis and flu. There can be some side effects however, but they are usually allergic in nature. Difficult breathing, purpura, nausea, cramps and myalgia could occur but should disappear when you stop taking echinacea.


Answer by  asuman1 (5)

A fever can occur, so can vomiting. Serious side affects can be an allergic reaction; which causes swelling of the lips, tongue...etc.


Answer by  lucky (154)

Echinacea usually does not have side effects but in rare cases it can cause allergic reactions like rashes and asthma. In clincial trails gastoiontestinal side effects.

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