|Echinacea: Should I or shouldn't I?
Oct 21, 1999
I've just come across a supplement called Echinacea which is a sunflower derivative. It claims to boost the immune system - are the claims realistic and should I continue to take it alongside vitamins? My doctor is also about to start me on 3C therapy. Thanks for your time.
Cheers, Al in London (UK)
| Response from Dr. Fisher
We don't know (or at least I don't know) if echinacea is helpful. I am personally skeptical of simplistic but dramatic claims ("boost the immune system") that are not proven. Alvan Fisher, M.D.
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