Vasculitis: Isn't Echinacea usually considered an immune stimulator and so should be avoided for autoimmune illnesses? I haven't been able to take it for years and was only recently diagnosed with GLA vascilitis. I also found Goldenseal listed as one avoid for autoimmune disease and Garlic is on the list to avoid from John's Hopkins. I'm wondering about Olive Leaf extract... I am going to be testing my alkaline level and look at adding other suggestions here. My doctor has me taking Cytoquel and Transfer Factors from Researched Nutritionals plus a few other supplements.