Dr Oz: Sage Gargle, Thyme Cough Syrup Recipe & Umckaloabo Review

Dr Oz: Stay Healthy Without Prescriptions

In addition to offering Chronic Fatigue Remedies, Dr Tieraona Low Dog shared some prescription alternatives for wellness with Dr Oz. You can get more advice for your health from her new book, Healthy At Home. Check out her Sage Gargle, Thyme Cough Syrup, and Umckaloabo review.

Dr Oz: Natural Alternatives to Prescription Meds

For minor day-to-day problems, Dr Low Dog said that it’s easier to manage these at home. Antibiotics and other extreme treatments can ultimately lead to more problems than solutions. Her book tells you when you do need to call the doctor.

Dr Oz: Umckaloabo Review Vs Antibiotics

Dr Oz: Sage Gargle, Thyme Cough Syrup Recipe & Umckaloabo Review

Before you get another antibiotic prescription, Dr Tieraona Low Dog suggested trying a proven natural home remedy like Thyme Cough Syrup or Sage Gargle.

Instead of antibiotics, you might want to try Umckaloabo or Pelargonium (the botanical name). It is antiviral and it also has some antibacterial properties. Bacteria can cause infections in the body, resulting in inflammation.

Umckaloabo works by extinguishing what is growing there and preventing another infection from taking hold. Thanks to a recommendation from the American Academy of Family Practice, this is now available over the counter in most pharmacies. Follow the package directions.

Dr Oz: Thyme Cough Syrup Recipe

Skip the store-bought cough syrup and make your own at home. Dr Low Dog said that Thyme works magic on coughs. It is used for respiratory complaints in Europe. Here is how you can make this yourself.

Ingredients

  • 4 tbsp fresh Thyme
  • 1 cup Water
  • 1 tsp Lemon Juice
  • 1/4 cup Honey

Directions

  1. Pour one cup of boiling water over the Thyme. Let sit 15 minutes.
  2. Strain. Add lemon juice and honey (but not for kids under age one).
  3. Store this in the fridge for up to one week, using as needed.
  4. Drink one to two tablespoons (for an adult) or one to two teaspoons (for children).

On its own, honey is being studied as as cough suppressant.

Dr Oz: Homemade Sage Gargle Recipe

What about a throat spray alternative? This homemade Sage Gargle has been passed down in Dr Low Dog’s family. Years later, science would prove that Sage can treat sore throats, especially with Echinacea. This can calm inflammation in the throat, and may be as effective as Lidocaine, an anesthetic.

  1. Steep Sage for 10 minutes in boiling water.
  2. Strain the water and add 1/4 tsp salt (per cup of liquid) to it.
  3. Gargle this liquid as needed.

Maybe one of these natural recipes will save the day next time someone is sick in your house.

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