Most Used Natural Products
0.9% of U.S. adults (2.3 million) used
The number of adults in the United States using echinacea fell significantly between 2007 and 2012. Nearly 2.6 million fewer adults used echinacea in 2012 than in 2007.
People use echinacea as a dietary supplement for the common cold. However, the overall results of research on echinacea for the common cold—reducing its duration or severity— have been inconclusive.
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4 Citation: Clarke TC, Black LI, Stussman BJ, Barnes PM, Nahin RL. Trends in the use of complementary health approaches among adults: United States, 2002–2012. National health statistics reports; no 79. Hyattsville, MD: National Center for Health Statistics. 2015. (240KB PDF)