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Wednesday, 09 November 2011 16:39

Organic Oregano and Oregano Essential Oil - New products

Dioshop Ltd & Dioscurides Co presents a new range of products on a oregano.

The oregano is available:

  • Oregano Natural  
  • Oregano Organic 
  • Oregano Essential Oil 


Oregano oil has been used for its medicinal properties since ancient Greece, when it was used to treat wounds, snake bites and respiratory conditions, according to New York University's Langone Medical Center. Oregano oil also kills a variety of fungi and parasites. This aromatic oil, native to the Mediterranean region, may also be effective at preventing and treating some forms of cancer. Consult your doctor before using oregano oil to treat a medical condition.

reast Cancer


Oregano oil showed anticancer properties against breast cancer, in a study published in the April 2010 issue of the journal "Nutrition Research." In the tissue culture study, Origanum syriacum was modestly effective against breast cancer cells, with approximately one-fourth the anticancer activity of bay laurel and Salvia triloba, two other plants tested in the study.


A phenolic compound in oregano oil, known as carvacrol, inhibits DNA synthesis in muscle cells and may help prevent growth and spread of cancer in muscle tissue, according to a study published in the May 2003 issue of the journal "Phytomedicine." Carvacrol, which lends oregano its characteristic odor, inhibited cell growth even after activation of a cancer-promoting gene, known as an oncogene. The results of this preliminary tissue culture study warrant further higher-order studies on oregano oil's anticancer effects to determine its effectiveness in humans.


French researchers of a study published in the April 2011 issue of the "Journal of Food Science" found oregano oil effective against human breast cancer cells in a tissue culture experiment. Active components in oregano oil identified in the study included carvacrol, which comprised 36.46 percent of the oil; thymol, an essential oil found in various species of thyme and oregano; and p-cymene, an aromatic oil found most commonly in cumin and thyme. Researchers noted that oregano oil was nontoxic to healthy cells in this study.

White Blood Cells 

Carvacrol is known to provide antibacterial, antiviral, antifungal and antiparastic effects. This oregano oil extract also inhibited DNA damage to white blood cells in a study published in the November 2003 issue of the journal "Cytotechnology." Carvacrol provided significant protection against genetic damage in lymphocytes. Researchers concluded that carvacrol shows potential for use as a cancer preventive agent.

Liver Regeneration 

Carvacrol may help prevent cancer by promoting the health of your liver, a major organ of detoxification that assists in cancer prevention. Carvacrol also improves liver regeneration, according to a study published in the March 2008 issue of the journal "Phytomedicine." In the laboratory study, doses of 73 milligrams per kilogram body weight of carvacrol significantly increased liver regeneration after partial liver removal.


"Journal of Food Science"; Oregano: Chemical Analysis and Evaluation of Its Antimalarial, Antioxidant, and Cytotoxic Activities; F. El Babili, et al.; April 2011
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