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Q&A: Can I Take Echinacea While I'm Pregnant?

Can I take echinacea while I'm pregnant?
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February 28, 2017
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Be very cautious with taking echinacea during pregnancy. The same goes for other herbal supplements. Not only are there no direct studies verifying their safety, but the inactive ingredients in them aren’t regulated. That means that we often don’t know how much of certain ingredients they contain. So stay away from any herbal supplement your doctor hasn’t okayed, and bring the bottles in to your next appointment so she can see exactly what ingredients are in the herbals you’re considering taking.

Please note: The Bump and the materials and information it contains are not intended to, and do not constitute, medical or other health advice or diagnosis and should not be used as such. You should always consult with a qualified physician or health professional about your specific circumstances.

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