Re: [gardeners] echinaceae

jaime (
Fri, 6 Feb 1998 11:38:58 -0400

Jane Burdekin wrote:

> I use a combination echinacea/goldenseal capsule if I feel like I am coming
> down with something.  I am using it now as a preventative med because my
> son has a cold, and he is taking 2 caps 2-3 times a day. 

Jane, be very careful using goldenseal on a regular basis for 
too long.  In general, 3 months is the maximum recommended 
prescription.  I can provide detailed information about what 
this herb has been used for historically, if you are interested.