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Is it safe to take echinacea while pregnant?

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Dr. Randy Baker
Holistic Medicine
4 doctors agree

In brief: Probably, however...

In one study of 206 women who took echinacea during pregnancy there was no evidence that it was hazardous, but i recommend avoiding all herbs and medicines if possible during the first trimester if possible to err on the side of caution.
The safest treatment i know of during the first trimester is homeopathic medicine.

In brief: Probably, however...

In one study of 206 women who took echinacea during pregnancy there was no evidence that it was hazardous, but i recommend avoiding all herbs and medicines if possible during the first trimester if possible to err on the side of caution.
The safest treatment i know of during the first trimester is homeopathic medicine.
Dr. Randy Baker
Dr. Randy Baker
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Dr. Megan Bird
Obstetrics & Gynecology
1 doctor agrees

In brief: We don't know

Echinacea is a herb that is commonly taken for wound healing and to stimulate the immune system. Unfortunately, there is just one study and it was too small to really make assumptions about echinacea's safety.
So we don't recommend it if you are pregnant.

In brief: We don't know

Echinacea is a herb that is commonly taken for wound healing and to stimulate the immune system. Unfortunately, there is just one study and it was too small to really make assumptions about echinacea's safety.
So we don't recommend it if you are pregnant.
Dr. Megan Bird
Dr. Megan Bird
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