Schisandra, Astragalus, and Echinacea
Answered by: Susan Eagles
Question from: Marcia
Posted on: March 31, 2000

I am interested in learning about the following herbs: their uses, side effects and whether they may be taken together. Schisandra, Astragalus, and Echinacea.

Schisandra chinensis enhances the immune system, improves mental & physical performance, is liver protective and calming to nervous system. It is used in viral hepatitis and other liver ailments.

Astragalus in an immune system enhancer that increases the white blood cell count and interferon production. It is used in recovery from chemotherapy, gastric ulcer, common cold, influenza, chronic fatigue and infections of the throat and sinuses.

Echinacea is an immune system enhancer that increases the white blood cell count. It is effective for bacterial & viral infections anywhere in body. It is used especially in laryngitis, mouth, throat, nose and sinus infections, tonsillitis, peptic ulcer, candida, colds and infections of the urinary tract.

There are no known side effects of these herbs. They can be used together.

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