Topic: Echinacea for boosting immune system?
My mother has just been diagnosed with bile duct cancer, and chemo (Gem/Cis) has begun.
Many years ago, she used echinacea to boost her immune system. Indeed, I have used it myself at times where I new my system would be taking a hammering due to lifestyle, stress etc. It worked wonders for us both.
I have been unable to find conclusive advice on whether or not it is advisable for someone undergoing chemo to take echinacea in order to bolster immune function.
What is the general advice on taking echinacea, and indeed any herbal product, for cholangiocarcinoma patients undergoing chemotherapy?
If you have your own experience of how echinacea has helped you or a loved one undergoing chemo, I would love to hear it.