oregano juice for cough, have you tried it?

Philippines
October 4, 2008 5:28pm CST
hi fellow mylotters, i am just wondering who of you here have ever tried taking in oregano juice as an alternative cough medicine? i remember when my sister, cousins and i was still a kid and got a cough, our grandma would pick up some oregano leaves have it pounded and extract the oregano juice. she then woul let us drink around one fourth cup of that extracted juice as a cough medicine. the bitterly taste of the juice stays not until you take a cup of water. i would usually fuss around if i am told to take it because of the taste, but then that would help sooth my cough, so i was told. most of the time it really works. have you ever tried taking in alternative medicine instead of the medicine that we can buy from the pharma? if so, what did you have?
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5 responses
@lilaclady (28281)
• Australia
4 Oct 08
hmmm that sounds interesting, everything that is good for you tastes bad, I used to always take apple cider vinegar in water so I wouldn't get migraine headaches, and while I would have my little drink every morning I would never get a headache but the taste is awful, why can't these things taste nice....
• Philippines
5 Oct 08
i wonder why not too. i hope it taste better so that i would love to take it when i get a cough. thanks for the post and have a great day!!!
• United States
4 Feb 10
honey is the best cough medicine ever. It taste good and I usually just take a tsp. straight up morning and at night before I go to bed.
@Bebs08 (10691)
• United States
5 Oct 08
Oh really?? I did not try oregano yet.. but I did try onions and radish.. These are effective to stop your cough. Blend the onions and radish together and drink the juice. I also used lemon and honey.. But I think I have to try that oregano too. I have an oregano plant in the house... this plant is good to use as spices for your cooking.
• Philippines
5 Oct 08
yeah i does work. i knew of oregano since i was a kid even before i knew that is is used as a spice. LOL. thanks for the post and have a great day friend. :)
@cianoy (513)
• Philippines
28 Jun 10
I've heard that oregano is used for cough, but I've never tried it as a juice. If it's hard to drink it, why not add it to pizza instead? ;-) I'm sure that will get a lot more positive reviews.
• Philippines
3 Jul 10
Hahaha, I don't think will stillwork as a cough medicine.
@cianoy (513)
• Philippines
5 Jul 10
But you had a good excuse to eat pizza. ;-)
@moorange (319)
• Philippines
15 Nov 08
herbal medicines are quite effective also and tried oregano for cough. tastes like it's bitter-sour. but i like the aroma when put on top of steamed rice and before extracting the juice out of the leaves.
• Philippines
16 Nov 08
wow, that's a new thing to do. instead of having it without steaming the oregano. thanks.
@Hatley (115184)
• Garden Grove, California
6 Oct 08
kenchiprincess I have never tried oregano for coughs although love it in pasta lol. I always used greentea with lemon and a little honey for coughs, it soothed my throat. I am not much on herbs as I never know which are safe and which could make you ill. I know theres no set quality assurance as there is on prescripton medicines. I do use aloe leaves for sunburn and small burns as it works very well. also mint leaves for soothing tea for upset tummies but thats about it for me.
• Philippines
6 Oct 08
hi there, thanks for the post. well the last time i had oregano for cough was when i was in high school i think. LOL. i just remembered since my mom planted oregano in our backyard. have a great day!!!