Goldenseal and Echinacea are called the dynamic cold-fighting duo.
But beware of the formulations on the market that combine the two herbs: Sometimes taking two “anti-cold” herbs offers no more cold-fighting ammunition than a single one.
Echinacea must be taken much more frequently than Goldenseal to really “do in” a cold. And in high quantities, Goldenseal can be toxic and leach Vitamin B from the body.
To get the most from both herbal remedies, take them in separate doses according to physician’s advice or package instructions.
Both are commonly found at your favorite health food store or most drugstores.