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oregano (·rāˑ·g·nōˈ),

n Latin name:
Origanum vulgare; parts used: leaves (dried), stems; uses: respiratory conditions, expectorant, systemic tonic, diaphoretic, antiseptic, antioxidant, antibacterial, antifungal, oligomenorrhea; precautions: pregnancy, lactation, children. Also called
mountain mint or

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Q. Oregano, does it benefit? Is oregano taken for prevention or cure?

A. Nothing that I know about, at least not scientifically proven.

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Non-encapsulated oregano oil degraded at 196AC while encapsulation process caused the same oil to degrade at 344-358AC.
Ching (2008) reported that an addition of oregano oil improved feed conversion by about 20% and survival rate by 6.
Essential oils that have been demonstrated to have antibacterial properties include tea tree oil, lemon oil, thyme oil, and oregano oil.
In tests, a number of oils were found to fight the growth of E coli, but oregano oil was the most effective, killing over 50% of sample bacteria in three minutes at concentrations as small as 0.
Add six drops of Bergamot, Eucalyptus, Geranium, Tea Tree or oregano oil to two tablespoons of conditioner and massage thoroughly into the hair and scalp before rinsing and combing.
Two studies have shown that a chemical component of oregano oil - carvacrol - appears to reduce infection as effectively as traditional antibiotics, such as penicillin and methicillin.
Carvacrol and thymol are constituents of oregano oil.
We added the active ingredient of oregano oil, called carvacrol, to the meat.
HOUSTON, June 28, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- While the health benefits of oregano oil is widely known to doctors and researchers alike, the organic Oregano Oil blend from Global Healing Center is one of the most potent products of its kind on the market, which is exactly why it's gaining popularity as a health supplement.