Dr Oz: Oregano Oil for Cough & Licorice Extract for Indigestion


Dr Oz: Holistic Health Medicine Cabinet

Dr Oz did a segment on what Dr Andrew Weil and Dr Deepak Chopra do when they have everyday medical complaints like a cough, indigestion or headaches.  So they put together this Holistic Health Medicine Cabinet with ingredients like Oil of Oregano, Honey and Turmeric, Butterbur and DGL (Deglycyrrhizinated Licorice Root Extract).

Dr Oz: Oil of Oregano Cures Coughs

Dr Andrew Weil told Dr Oz that when he has a cough, he likes to breathe in steam with 3-4 drops of Oil of Oregano in it.  Oregano Oil is a powerful antibacterial agent and the steam helps to open up your chest.  Simply bring some water to a boil, add 3-4 drops of Oil of Oregano, drape a towel over your head and breathe in the steam.  Just make sure that you do not burn yourself!  Doctor Oz said that his wife Lisa Oz likes to put Oil of Oregano on his kid’s chest when they get a cold.

Dr Oz: Honey & Turmeric for Cough

Dr Deepak Chopra told Dr Oz that his cure for a cough is take take a teaspoon of honey and to sprinkle turmeric over it.  Then swallow the whole spoon.  Do this 3-4 times a day, and you can wash it all down with warm water if you prefer.  I bet that this would work wonders for a sore throat as well!

Dr Oz: DGL Licorice Root for Indigestion

Dr Andrew Weil told Doctor Oz that he swears by Deglycyrrhizinated Licorice Root Extract (DGL for short) for indigestion.  The Dr Oz Headache Meditationlicorice extract coats your stomach and can really help relieve discomfort.  You chew two tablets and let the juice slowly run down your throat.  Dr Weil said you can do this at bedtime or before eating as a preventive measure, or you can even take it after eating.  Deepak Chopra said that he does not ever get indigestion, but if he did, he would suggest squeezing some lemon onto ginger root and chewing on that before every meal.

Dr Oz: Butterbur Supplement for Migraine Headaches

Dr Andrew Weil said that he does not get headaches, but his favorite thing to suggest for tension headaches is a neck and shoulder massage with nice firm pressure.  If you get Migraine Headaches though, Dr Weil said you should try taking Butterbur Supplements (75 mg twice daily) because it dramatically decreases how often you get migraines when you take it on a regular on-going basis.


  1. says

    I have had indigestion trouble for 6 months-IBM. I;ve become a fan of his the past year. Dallas Channel-his show. In 2006 I had brain surgery had seizures all my childhood. every few yrs. But I;ve been seizure free since then. I still have to take all meds, Dilantin level.
    I have a lot of cieces and nephews I enjoy. 3 month old niece-Leah Ruth. I call her baby ruth. She is so long. I can;t wait to see her again

  2. says

    I have a bad cough that wont go away. I had a cold about 2 weeks ago. But i still have this cough. What do you think I should do because medication is not working.

  3. Tammy says

    swallow the whole spoon???? that could be painful!!!

    Dr Oz: Honey & Turmeric for Cough

    Dr Deepak Chopra told Dr Oz that his cure for a cough is take take a teaspoon of honey and to sprinkle turmeric over it. Then swallow the whole spoon. Do this 3-4 times a day, and you can wash it all down with warm water if you prefer. I bet that this would work wonders for a sore throat as well!

  4. Allison says

    North American Herb & Spice makes the best OIL of OREGANO – Make sure it says “P73” – I’ve taken this for 10+ years for all kinds of things, including cough and indegestion. Take 2 to 6 drops under your tongue throughout the day and hold it there. Or, they have a slow-release formula called Oregabiotic (if you can’t handle the taste). ITS THE BEST!!

  5. Allison says

    There is a spray called sootheez that you can spray right at the back of your throat, it is completely natural and safe for all ages. There is also a spray called Oregaspray that you can spray in your mouth. These will both soothe your throat and heal your cough.

  6. Christina says

    I am a long time user of Oreganol oil for colds and flu and the only brand I know is the Best
    is the P-73 100% WILD, Non-Gmo Oreganol oil! I cannot say enough about it! I had great results with the first onset of a cold especially. It knocked it out so quickly in a day or two!
    A family friend of mine had a terrible cough for three weeks and even with a good round of antibiotics it didn’t affect it at all and when he took the P-73 brand, it was knocked out 80%

  7. says

    Thank you Jeanne the humor in your story helped Mom cough a good strong one. The guaifenesin she has been taking has helped her cough to be productive but she has decided she is tired of coughing and is quite sore as well. Last night she let me rub some coconut oil that I had melted and added twenty drops of organo oil to on her back and chest. This morning when I asked her if she felt that it had helped she said no.

    This evening I read these comments to her and asked her to try one of them. I thought she would go for breathing the vapors over warm water since she is on antibiotic and steroids for this episode of letting her C.O.P.D. get out of control because she will not use her oxygen like the doctor would like her to.

    Bless her heart she decided to go for it and had me put a drop under her tongue, the look in her eyes I decided I had better do it too so I would know what to do for her. She started drinking water quickly. I found this stimulating, my salvory glands went into high gear so I decided to swish the combination all around my mouth especially between my teeth and gums and then drink a few sips of water. Wow! How refreshing my whole mouth felt and two minutes later my sinus were clear so now I will not need to use the new spray with organo oil that I forgot to use last night.

    Mom decided to let me go ahead and put some organo oil on her chest, neck and back after she had drank two glasses of water to wash out her mouth. When I heated her rock bags and brought them to her bedside I asked her if she felt better and would be willing to try it again in the morning. Mom said she would have to feel a lot better in the morning to be willing to try it again. My prayers are going to include a word for the effectiveness of the organo oil for her.

    Thank you all for sharing your experiences especially Jeanne I reckon I can see why the bugs do not like organo oil. I will have to find a more gentle way to get organo oil in my Down’s syndrome Aunt the next time her allergies get the best of her, probably tea with stevia in it she has a real sweet tooth. Jeanne your family is so blessed to have a caretaker with such a wonderful sense of humor which I happen to believe is excellent medicene in and of its self. Health, harmony and happiness to you all.

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