Advertisement
The Body: The Complete HIV/AIDS Resource
Follow Us Follow Us on Facebook Follow Us on Twitter Download Our App
Professionals >> Visit The Body PROThe Body en Espanol
   
Ask the Experts About

Nutrition and ExerciseNutrition and Exercise
          
Rollover images to visit our other forums!
Recent AnswersAsk a Question
  
  • Email Email
  • Glossary Glossary


Echinecea
Jan 14, 2004

Nelson, Happy New Year! I hope you had a happy and safe one. Plenty of healthy wishes for 2004. I wanted to know if it's safe to take Echinecea with HIV infection. I'm currently not on meds, but probably will be soon. But will Echinecea cause help my immune system? Or will it help the virus?

Thank you,

EW

Response from Mr. Vergel

Echinacea is an extract from a plant and is often used to treat infections, especially the common cold. Because it is able to stimulate the immune system, some people with HIV/AIDS have considered using it as a part of their treatment regimen. However, study results indicate that echinacea weakens the immune system's ability to control HIV. I would not take it.

Nelson



Previous
What about Garlic without anti-virals
Next
Your Juice Plus Response

  
  • Email Email
  • Glossary Glossary

 Get Email Notifications When This Forum Updates or Subscribe With RSS


 
Advertisement



Q&A TERMS OF USE

This forum is designed for educational purposes only, and experts are not rendering medical, mental health, legal or other professional advice or services. If you have or suspect you may have a medical, mental health, legal or other problem that requires advice, consult your own caregiver, attorney or other qualified professional.

Experts appearing on this page are independent and are solely responsible for editing and fact-checking their material. Neither TheBody.com nor any advertiser is the publisher or speaker of posted visitors' questions or the experts' material.

Review our complete terms of use and copyright notice.

Powered by ExpertViewpoint

Advertisement