The overall rating for echinacea purpurea is 1.4 out of 3 meaning there is little if any evidence that this supplement does what it claims to do. Using this supplement will not lead to positive results.

Table of Contents

  1. Simple Report
  2. Detailed Report
  3. Overall Effectiveness Rating
  4. Research Rating
  5. Products Containing Echinacea Purpurea
  6. Claim Ratings
  7. References

Echinacea Purpurea Simple Report

  • Supplement: Echinacea Purpurea
  • Supplement Category: plant and food extracts
  • Number of Products Containing Echinacea Purpurea: 5
  • Effectiveness Rating: 1.4 out of 3
  • Research Rating: 50 (above 80 indicates sufficient research)
  • Number of Studies: 3
  • Number of Claims: 2

Echinacea Purpurea Detailed Report

Overall Effectiveness Rating

The overall effectiveness rating for echinacea purpurea is 1.4 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 purpurea as a whole; there are also individual ratings for the claims below.

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Research Rating for Echinacea Purpurea

There are 3 studies in the database on echinacea purpurea; the research rating is 50. 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 purpurea as a whole; there are also individual ratings for the claims below.

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Products Containing Echinacea Purpurea

Products Names Amount of Echinacea Purpurea
Immune Plus Amount not listed.
Immune Support XR 500mg
Daily Immune Defender Amount not listed.
Immuneti 200mg
UMZU Immune Amount not listed.
Full list of all 5 products containing Echinacea Purpurea.

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 duration of the common cold
reduce severity of the common cold

References

Title of Study
Echinacea purpurea Therapy for the Treatment of the Common Cold
Efficacy of a standardized echinacea preparation (EchinilinTM) for the treatment of the common cold: a randomized, double‐blind, placebo‐controlled trial
Treatment of the Common Cold with Unrefined Echinacea