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Oregano

1. lowers lipid, cholesterol, triglycerides, antioxidant. 2. powerful antifungal. 3. fights brest cancer and is not toxic to humans. 4. Inhibits Nitric Oxide. ( high Nitric Oxide damages organs and causes cancer) 5. anti-oxidant and anti-inflammatory. 6. antimicrobial, antitumor, antimutagenic, antigenotoxic, analgesic, antispasmodic, antiinflammatory, angiogenic, antiparasitic, antiplatelet, AChe inhibitory, antielastase, insecticidal, antihepatotoxic, hepatoprotective, gastrointestinal ailments. it is a powerful antibiotic shown to be equal to the drugs streptomycin, vancomycin and penicillin to inhibit Staphylococcus growth.

1. "In conclusion, consumption of Origanum onites distillate had beneficial effects on lipid profiles, antioxidant status and endothelial
function in patients with mild hyperlipidaemia."
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/19094443?ordinalpos=2&itool=EntrezSystem2.PEntrez.Pubmed.Pubmed_
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Hyperlipidaemia means that you have too much lipid in your blood. The two most important lipids in your blood are cholesterol and triglyceride. http://www.nhsdirect.wales.nhs.uk/encyclopaedia/h/article/hyperlipidaemiaandlipidloweringmedicines/

2. "Terpenoid composition and antifungal activity of three commercially important essential oils against Aspergillus flavus and Aspergillus niger." http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/21707253

"The terpenoids (Oregano)...sometimes called isoprenoids, are a large and diverse class of naturally-occurring organic chemicals similar to terpenes," http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Terpenoid

"...Aspergillus flavus is a fungus. It is a common mold in the environment, and can cause storage problems in stored grains. It can also be a human pathogen, associated with aspergillosis of the lungs.." http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Aspergillus_flavus

"Aspergillus niger is a fungus and one of the most common species of the genus Aspergillus. It causes a disease called black mold on certain fruits and vegetables such as grapes, onions, and peanuts, and is a common contaminant of food..." http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Aspergillus_niger

3. "Oregano: chemical analysis and evaluation of its antimalarial, antioxidant, and cytotoxic activities...showed activity against human breast cancer cells (MCF7). The oregano essential oil was considered to be nontoxic." http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/21535822

4. "...The present study shows the chemical profile and the in vitro properties (antioxidant and inhibition of nitric oxide production) of the Origanum heracleoticum L. (Lamiaceae). The ethanolic extract of the aerial parts is characterized by terpenes and fatty acids. The extract, with high total phenol and flavonoid content, showed a significant radical-scavenging activity..." http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/21524150 Note: antioxidant

nitric oxide "In mammals, NO is an important cellular messenger molecule involved in many physiological and pathological processes.[2] Low levels of NO production are important in protecting an organ such as the liver from ischemic damage. Chronic expression of NO is associated with various carcinomas and inflammatory conditions including juvenile diabetes, multiple sclerosis, arthritis and ulcerative colitis" http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nitric_oxide

5. "Identification and quantification of a major anti-oxidant and anti-inflammatory phenolic compound found in basil, lemon thyme, mint, oregano, rosemary, sage, and thyme." http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/21506887

6. "Oregano essential oils obtained from the genera Origanum, Thymus, Coridothymus, Thymbra, Satureja and Lippia are rich in carvacrol, a monoterpenic phenol isomeric with thymol...Carvacrol is responsible for the biological activities of oregano. Many diverse activities of carvacrol such as antimicrobial, antitumor, antimutagenic, antigenotoxic, analgesic, antispasmodic, antiinflammatory, angiogenic, antiparasitic, antiplatelet, AChe inhibitory, antielastase, insecticidal, antihepatotoxic and hepatoprotective activities and uses such as feed additive, in honeybee breeding and in gastrointestinal ailments have been shown. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed?term=19075694

 

 

 

 

 
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