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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
origanum.

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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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2009) also reported a higher VFA concentration in sheep that were fed a hay/concentrate-based diet supplemented with oregano oil.
Taking into consideration the fact that oregano oil is a volatile compound just like other essential oils and therefore it evaporates or degrades when is posed to temperature, pressure, light, or oxygen during the process of foodstuff, drug formulation, or the preparation of microbial films, the aim of the research team was to modify the stability of this oil during the process and conservation by using nano-encapsulation technology.
11) This study demonstrates the potency and efficacy of oregano oil against a potentially lethal food borne pathogen.
Three natural oils, phytoncide oil (PO) from Pinus koraiensis, oregano oil (OO) from Origanum heracleoticum L.
After several hours of the co-worker trying to recover from his little episode, he had to admit to Bob that his oil was not that strong and evidently he was using something that was not pure oregano oil.
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.
If they've been good, it'll be a bottle of Don Pablo oregano oil, which is almost as hard to come by as frankincense and myrrh.
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.
Tomatoes treated with oregano oil had a better quality than non-treated samples after undergoing storage.