Is Echinacea safe for kids?

Q: Can I give echinacea to my kids?

A: Yes, as far as we know, there are no toxic effects from taking echinacea. However, some people have exceptional or allergic reactions to innocuous substances, and it is always wise to be cautious when you give your child something new. Regarding dosing, you should give you child only a proportion of what you would take yourself. This should be roughly based on your child’s body weight compared to that of an adult.

Also, if your child is suffering from any auto-immune or other serious condition, check with your health care provider before giving your child echinacea.