Federation of American Societies for Experimental Biology has published a paper which informs us about one of the most important component for fighting cancers. This component is found in Oregano. Oregano contains carvacrol which is very much effective in fighting cancer. Actually Oregano is most popular in seasoning dishes like pizzas.

Actually Oregano is used for seasoning foods. It also has some antioxidant properties. But recent reports show that it can fight against prostate cancer cells. So it has cancer cell killing potential with antibacterial properties. It was known previously that Oregano has effects against breast cancer and some other sort of cancers. But it was never applied on prostate cancer cells. But recently it has been applied on prostate cancer cells. This experiment was conducted by the team of Doctor Supriya Bavadekar who is working as an assistant professor of Pharmacology at Long Island University’s Arnold & Marie Schwartz College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences.

On her speech the doctor mentioned about the beneficial effects of Oregano in fighting bacteria. She told about its inflammatory property also. And it was a matter of much surprise to them that after applying carvacrol in prostate cancer cells it shown excellent efficiency in killing all sort of prostate cancer cells. The primary reports were so much satisfactory and it acted like a great anti cancer agent.

The test was operated in different concentrations and also in different time periods. The experiment was conducted in time periods like 24 hours, 48 hours and 96 hours. And the drug was found most effective in 96 hour treatment. In all the experiment the drug showed excellent resistance to cancer cells. Because of the application of carvacrol the cancer cells apoptosis (the death of the cells) was accelerated. That is how Oregano can be very beneficial in prostate cancers.

The research team is trying hard to find the reason of cell suicide. They are now finding the component present in the prostate cell which helps the drug to commit the cell suicide. After all the facts are cleared the Oregano containing carvacrol can be proved significantly effective in fighting cancer.

In USA prostate cancer is the second leading killer of men (by cancers). Each day a lot of people have to undergo the painful radiation treatments. But if the carvcrol treatment is really effective then it can save a lot of men from dying. The traditional chemotherapy has a lot of adverse effects on man. So by using Oregano’s medicinal properties these adverse effects can be lessened. So after the confirmation of the researches Oregano can be converted to drugs.

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