Will witch hazel kill the coronavirus?

There is no confirmed evidence that witch hazel is an effective antiseptic for bacteria or viruses, including COVID-19. To clean your hands, we recommend washing them well with soap and water or alcohol-based hand sanitizer. For cleaning “high-touch” surfaces, the Environmental Protection Agency provides a list of approved cleaning products, including disinfectants for use against COVID-19.

Answered by Dr. Molly Fleece, MD.

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