Oregano is an amazing herb, it can be used in your cooking and to use therapeutically as needed. The name Oregano means "mountain joy," and oregano was placed with very high value as a symbol of happiness by the ancient Greeks and Romans.
1. Antioxidants for Immune System Support
One very active agent in oregano is rosmarinic acid, which is a very tough antioxidant that may support immune system health. Oregano has one of the highest antioxidant activity ratings, with 42 times the antioxidant punch of apples.
2. Antifungal, Antibacterial
Carvacol and thymol, two phytochemicals in oregano that are powerful antimicrobials. .
3. Anti-inflammatory Properties
Oregano contains beta-caryophyllin (E-BCP), a substance that inhibits inflammation and may also be gainful for conditions including osteoporosis and arteriosclerosis, as well as metabolic syndrome.
4. Useful for Upper Respiratory Infections
Oregano also has potential anti-viral activity, and an aromatic essential oils from five plants, including oregano, was found to significantly relieve symptoms "immediately" in those with upper respiratory infections.
5. Cancer-Fighting Effects
Oregano extract has been shown to lead to growth arrest and cell death in a dose- and time-dependent manner in colon cancer cells. A phytochemical in oregano, carnosol, has also been studied for anti-cancer property in prostate, breast, skin, leukemia, and colon cancer with promising results.
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