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Is it ok to take echinacea in pregnancy?

(5 Posts)
electra Wed 15-Oct-08 20:25:46

I really can't afford to get ill at the moment...

mad4mybaby Wed 15-Oct-08 21:21:48

i was told no it isnt when i have asked.... although (not that im suggesting it as you need to check with gp) i have used vicks first defense the spray you put up your nose to get rid of colds that were looming and def worked a treat. The way i saw it was using that for a day was better than the stuff you'd be needing for at least a week. You can always ring nhs direct or contact a homeopath

electra Wed 15-Oct-08 21:49:47

Thanks for your reply...echinacea usually works so well for me so it's annoying but I will call the GP and / or homeopath...

cheesemonster Wed 15-Oct-08 21:52:45

My herbalist has said it was fine for me & I am taking it. Its also not on my list of herbs to avoid but you may want to check with someone or do your own research.

electra Thu 16-Oct-08 09:55:55

Thanks cheesemonster.

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