Echinacea is a widely used herbal remedy that is commonly used to treat and prevent the common cold and other upper respiratory tract illnesses. It is generally considered safe, but there is some evidence that it may have an effect on the way the liver breaks down certain medications. This could lead to changes in the effects and side effects of these medications. Ginseng is another herbal remedy that is believed to be beneficial for liver health when taken alone.
However, it can interact with medications, which can cause liver damage and other serious side effects (25, 26, 2). Research on the immunomodulatory, anti-inflammatory and antibacterial properties of Echinacea purpurea is abundant, but there is limited literature on its potential protective effects on liver and kidney toxicity. Studies have shown that Echinacea purpurea extract can reduce liver damage caused by certain drugs, but more research is needed to determine its full impact on liver health.