Will Echinacea Cause Allergies?

Echinacea is a popular herbal plant which is used for many body disorders and help to boost your immune system. However, some specialist warns that echinacea might cause some allergies, so you should pay attention to that in order avoid the risks.

Echinacea Cause Allergies

Echinacea is also known as black Susan, American cone flower and snakeroot. It help to stimulates the immune system when you take it orally so herbalists recommend echinacea for hay fever, or allergic rhinitis. It can also be used to reduce the symptoms of colds and the flu, such as cough, fever and sore throat.

The relationship between Echinacea and the Immune System is close. It is widely known that echinacea can stimulate certain parts of the immune system. But there is no clinical trials to prove it is beneficial to humans and no clinical studies have examined echinacea as a complementary or alternative therapy specifically for allergies.

The research of Allergic Response of Echinacea is under processing. Although there is few side effects other than gastrointestinal upset are associated with echinacea. Some people may experience an allergic reaction such rash, asthma and even anaphylaxis and brings a lot of troubles. if you’re allergic to plants in the same family, you might suffer from all type of daisies, ragweed, chrysanthemums and marigolds.

In order to prevent the allergy of echinacea, you can do the below things. First of all, stay away from the injectible forms of echinacea in order to stay away from the potential severe reactions. Secondly, do not use echinacea supplement on children as there is no enough study to support the safety of it to kids. Besides ,do not use echinacea for pregnant and nursing women. Finally, always talk with your doctor before using echinacea supplement. If you do the above before taking echinacea, the allergies of echinacea can be reduced and controlled.