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Pregnancy Outcome Following Gestational Exposure to Echinacea

Monday, 24 November 2008 19:47
Echinacea products are among the most popular phytomedicines on the North American market. Since at least half of all pregnancies are unplanned, many women inadvertently use echinacea in their first trimester. This first prospective study suggests that gestational use of echinacea during organogenesis is not associated with an increased risk for major malformations.

Pregnancy Outcome Following Gestational Exposure to Echinacea: A Prospective Controlled Study Arch Intern Med 2000 (Nov 13);   160:   3141-3143