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Can echinacea and goldenseal treat bacterial infection?

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Dr. Martin Raff
Internal Medicine - Infectious Disease

In brief: Bacterial infection

There is no conclusive evidence of the efficacy of echinacea and goldenseal in treating any form of infection.
There is good evidence that they have little or any effect on viral illnesses.

In brief: Bacterial infection

There is no conclusive evidence of the efficacy of echinacea and goldenseal in treating any form of infection.
There is good evidence that they have little or any effect on viral illnesses.
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