Echinacea is a herbal remedy that is regarded to do what conventional drugs can’t deliver: that is, to reduce the length of a cold. If you are considering this product, here’s a list of situations/conditions when Echinacea is unsafe.
- Autoimmune disease such as type 1 diabetes, rheumatoid arthritis and multiple sclerosis as it can worsen the disease by further stimulating the immune system and attacks the body.
- After an organ transplant as it may counteract the immune suppression.
- Allergy to flowers in the Aster family including daisies, chrysanthemums, sunflowers and ragweed.
- Pregnancy or breast-feeding.