Dietary Echinacea purpurea during murine pregnancy: effect on maternal hemopoiesis and fetal growth.

@article{Chow2006DietaryEP,
  title={Dietary Echinacea purpurea during murine pregnancy: effect on maternal hemopoiesis and fetal growth.},
  author={Greg E Chow and Timothy C. Johns and Scott C. Miller},
  journal={Biology of the neonate},
  year={2006},
  volume={89 2},
  pages={133-8}
}
BACKGROUND The medicinal benefits of Echinacea sp. plants in several disease conditions, including insect bites, respiratory ailments, and even cancer and AIDS, have been touted for decades. Echinacea sp.-based phytoceuticals are among the top selling herbals in the Western marketplace today. However, evidence is very scant concerning the effects of using Echinacea species herbals during pregnancy. While available data indicates that fetal malformations do not occur during pregnancy in humans… CONTINUE READING