Oregano – Are You Getting The Real Thing?

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Many are aware of the extraordinary health benefits of regular consumption of the herb, oregano. Scientific studies are constantly discovering that oregano and its various properties including carvacrol, thymol, and other active ingredients can prevent or reduce the risk of some diseases, while also helping those who are sick, to get better. Recently however, there…

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Oregano Oil – An Effective Antibacterial

An interesting study was recently published (May 6, 2015) in the journal Microbial Ecology in Health & Disease. Authored by Gregoria Mitropoulou et al, and titled “Composition, antimicrobial, antioxidant, and antiproliferative activity of Origanum dictamnus (dittany) essential oil,” the study found that oil of oregano may be an effective antibacterial agent against some strains of…

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Oregano’s Compounds Are Brain Healthy

We already know about some of the health benefits of oregano, but now a recent study indicates there is even more to this herb that is used in Mediterranean cooking. A study published in the British Journal of  Nutrition  (2011 Apr;105(8):1150-63. Epub 2010 Dec 21) was presented at the recent conference of the International Society…

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