Echinacea

Table of Contents

  1. Simple Report
  2. Detailed Report
  3. Overall Effectiveness Rating
  4. Research Rating
  5. Claim Ratings
  6. References

Echinacea Simple Report

  • Supplement: Echinacea
  • Supplement Category: plant and food extracts
  • Number of Products Containing Echinacea: 0
  • Effectiveness Rating: 1.3 out of 3
  • Research Rating: 47 (above 80 indicates sufficient research)
  • Number of Studies: 4
  • Number of Claims: 3

Echinacea Detailed Report

Overall Effectiveness Rating

The overall effectiveness rating for echinacea is 1.3 out of 3. This rating means there is little to no evidence to back the supplement's use. Using this supplement will not lead to positive results. Note, this effectiveness rating is for echinacea as a whole; there are also individual ratings for the claims below.

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Research Rating for Echinacea

There are 4 studies in the database on echinacea; the research rating is 47. A score above 80 means the effectiveness rating for this supplement is reliable. A score under 80 means there is insufficient evidence to ensure a reliable effectiveness rating. Note, this research rating is for echinacea as a whole; there are also individual ratings for the claims below.

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Claim Ratings

The overall ratings above are an average of the individual claim ratings below. Individual claims may have higher or lower ratings compared to the supplement's overall rating. For example, some supplements may have excellent backing for one claim, but be completely useless for another. Click on a claim below for more information.

Immune Health Claims Effectiveness Rating Research Rating
reduce frequency of the common cold
reduce duration of the common cold
reduce severity of the common cold

References

Title of Study
A randomized controlled trial of the effect of fluid extract of Echinacea purpurea on the incidence and severity of colds and respiratory infections
Echinacea purpurea therapy for the treatment of the common cold: a randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlled clinical trial
Echinacea root extracts for the prevention of upper respiratory tract infections: a double-blind, placebo-controlled randomized trial
Efficacy of a standardized echinacea preparation (Echinilin) for the treatment of the common cold: a randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlled trial