National Toxicology Program

National Toxicology Program
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Nomination Summary for Echinacea (N98037)

Echinacea

Nominated Substances: Echinacea angustifolia, Echinacea purpurea extract

Nomination Date: 09/30/1998

Nominator: NCI

Rationale: Potential for widespread human exposure as herbal supplement used to stimulate the immune system; lack of scientific evidence to support safety or efficacy

NTP Principles: 2, 3

Status: Selected


Agents and Status

The following information relates to the specific agent and may include history from earlier or later nominations for this same agent.

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CASRN: 84696-11-7

Agent Name: Echinacea angustifolia

  • No studies are available.

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CASRN: 90028-20-9

Agent Name: Echinacea purpurea extract

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