Skip to content
My WebMD Sign In, Sign Up

User Reviews & Ratings - ECHINACEA

Read user comments about the side effects, benefits, and effectiveness of ECHINACEA.

«ECHINACEA Information

Review this Treatment

Overall User Ratings

61 Total User Reviews

Average Ratings

See products with ECHINACEA

User Reviews

1-5 of 14 Next»
Reason for taking: Other
4/22/2013 7:17:10 PM

Reviewer: Sonier8j8@gmail.com, 45-54 Female on Treatment for 1 to less than 2 years (Caregiver)

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 1

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 4

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 1

Comment:
After being diagnosed with multiple allergies and suffering from multiple sinus/upper respitory infections, I was told to take Echinacea by my Primary Care doctor to boost my immune system. Lo, and behold, to my chagrin, and after suffering heightened exacerbated symptoms, I found out that Echinacea is related to ragweed-which I am allergic to. Please get the word out that this is the case. After ... Show Full Comment

Reason for taking: Other
6/10/2012 11:59:57 AM

Reviewer: kpao, 45-54 Female on Treatment for less than 1 month (Consumer)

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 5

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 5

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 5

Comment:
My grandmother was morbidly obese and literally sat all day. Her diet consisted of pastries and pasta. Yet, everyday she took Echinaccea, she swore by it. This women was NEVER, ever sick. In spite of her weight, diet, and lack of exercise, she defied all odds and was alert and healthy up until she died at the age of 97. I always chalked it up to genes. Now, at age 51 my ankles are swollen everyday ... Show Full Comment

Reason for taking: Other
10/8/2009 8:27:32 PM

Reviewer: rkyobo, 55-64 Female on Treatment for 2 to less than 5 years (Consumer)

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 5

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 5

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 5

Comment:
I have been taking echinacea for 2 1/2 years, and since I began taking it regularly (two 350mg capsules in the morning and one at night), I have not had any type of virus, not even the common cold. No sickness at all for 2 and a half years. For me, that is nothing short of miraculous. Before I started taking echinacea, I was getting bronchitis every winter/spring. The cough would hang on for 2 ... Show Full Comment

Reason for taking: Other
10/9/2008 10:45:17 AM

Reviewer: aprilk1987, 19-24 Female on Treatment for 2 to less than 5 years (Consumer)

Brand Product: Other

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 5

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 5

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 5

Comment:
i get sick and cold very easily. if i take it at the first sign of sore throat it will not get any worse. drinking green tea also helps. i now only get 1 or 2 bad colds a year as opposed to 7 or 8

Reason for taking: Other
3/9/2008 6:39:58 PM

Reviewer: 25-34 Female on Treatment for less than 1 month (Consumer)

Brand Product: Other

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 2

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 4

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 1

Comment:
I used to take this as a child because my mom gave it to me when I got a cold. Now that I'm in my upper 20's I've tried it 2 times and it has made me worse giving me what seems like thrush all down my throat and an awful taste in my mouth and loss of appetite.

1-5 of 14 Next»
Search for a Vitamin or Supplement

Ex. Ginseng, Vitamin C, Depression

Today on WebMD

Woman taking a vitamin or supplement
Article
Man taking a vitamin or supplement
Article
 
clams
Quiz
Woman in sun
Slideshow
 
Flaxseed added fiber
Video
!!69X75_Vitamins_Supplements.jpg
Evaluator
 
Woman sleeping
Article
Woman staring into space with coffee
Article
 
Related Newsletters

Stay Informed with the latest must-read information delivered right to your inbox.

IMPORTANT: About This Section and Other User-Generated Content on WebMD

The opinions expressed in WebMD User-generated content areas like communities, reviews, ratings, or blogs are solely those of the User, who may or may not have medical or scientific training. These opinions do not represent the opinions of WebMD. User-generated content areas are not reviewed by a WebMD physician or any member of the WebMD editorial staff for accuracy, balance, objectivity, or any other reason except for compliance with our Terms and Conditions. Some of these opinions may contain information about treatment or uses of drug products that have not been approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration. WebMD does not endorse any specific product, service, or treatment.

Do not consider WebMD User-generated content as medical advice. Never delay or disregard seeking professional medical advice from your doctor or other qualified healthcare provider because of something you have read on WebMD. You should always speak with your doctor before you start, stop, or change any prescribed part of your care plan or treatment. WebMD understands that reading individual, real-life experiences can be a helpful resource but it is never a substitute for professional medical advice, diagnosis, or treatment from a qualified health care provider. If you think you may have a medical emergency, call your doctor or dial 911 immediately.