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Table 6 Echinacea

From: Buyer beware? Does the information provided with herbal products available over the counter enable safe use?

Study number 66 68 77 16 17 37 38 39 40 47 57 44 63
Bought from HF HF HF HF HF Ph Ph Ph Ph Ph SM SM SM
Legal category U U U PL U PL U U U PL U U U
Leaflet supplied? No No No Yes No Yes No No No Yes No No No
Precautions, n = 2 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Side effects, n = 4 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
  1. aHF = health food shop, Ph = pharmacy, SM = supermarket, U = unlicensed, PL = product licence.