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COVID-19 throat and cough prevent by oregano

Answered by: Dr Ramzdhan

Last Updated: February 14, 2022 2:18 PM
Anonymous 6 months

Hi , im a male student , Dr. My father ask me to take 5 leaves of oregano every hour like 2 hour and then rpeat as medicine for my throat. I eat oregano leaves fresh and raw , not eat i mean suck the orgeano leaves only. So , after i eat i can feel the chnge tht i have no cough about few hour maybe 2…

So , here my question :

  1. Dr. In ur opinion , can i have any side effects?
  2. Is it bad
Dr Ramzdhan 6 months
General Practitioner

Hello and good afternoon.
Thank you for your question.

Based on your question, I understand that you are worried about any potential side effects. I will try to help you.

There aren’t many relevant studies available to support the use of oregano as a means of preventing COVID-19 infection, or the symptoms associated with it. If you suspect that you have been infected, I strongly urge you to follow the latest guidelines and get tested and treated accordingly.

To answer your questions,

  1. There shouldn’t be any side effects from just sucking the leaves, as long as you’ve cleaned them well prior to doing so. The oregano leaves have many health benefits and it might be better if you use these leaves (without the stem) in your daily cooking.
  2. As mentioned previously, there isn’t a lot of literature to support the use of oregano in preventing COVID-19, and neither do they mention anything about sucking the leaves. I would recommend using them as an ingredient in your cooking instead.

Any healthy ingredient should always be taken in moderation as part of a balanced diet.

I strongly encourage you to consult trained professionals for proper treatment and prevention of COVID-19 or any other illnesses. You can contact our doctors online for further information regarding this matter.

I hope this answer helps you. Thank you.

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