Powerful Antibacterial & Antioxidant Benefits of Greek Oregano
Greek Oregano Has Antibacterial Action
Greek oregano contains volatile oils such as thymol and carvacrol, which have been shown to inhibit the growth of the bacteria pseudomonas aeruginosa and staphylococcus aureus. In a comparative study of oregano with tinidazole, a prescription drug for the treatment of amoeba Giardia Lamblia, it was discovered that the oregano has a more effective antibacterial action than tinidazole, in combating the amoeba. The essential oil of the Greek oregano is considered to be the best in the world because, according to studies, it has a high concentration on carvacrol and low on thymol.
Greek Oregano Has Antioxidant Action
Greek oregano contains numerous phytonutrients, including thymol and rosmarinic acid, which have been proved to function as powerful antioxidants against oxidative stress in cellular structures throughout the body. In laboratory studies, oregano has been shown to have a much stronger antioxidant capacity than the two synthetic antioxidants commonly added to processed foods, BHT (butylated hydroxytoluene-E321) and BHA (butylated hydroxyanisole-E320). According to Dr. Daniel G. Amen, dried oregano has 30 times the brain - healing antioxidant power of raw blueberries, 46 times more than apples, and 56 times as much as strawberries. This makes it one of the most powerful brain cell protectors on the planet.
Greek Oregano For Stomach Relief
oregano is valuable for many stomach problems and especially gastric atony. It also helps to stop diarrhea, if one or two cups of oregano tea are consumed without honey. It works against gas, intestinal disorders and abdominal pains. Moreover, oregano is a good source of fiber. In the large intestine, fiber is linked to bile salts and carcinogenic toxins and draw them away from our body. This results to the decomposition of cholesterol to form more bile salts. This is just one reason that high-fiber diets have been shown to reduce high cholesterol levels and the risk of colorectal cancer.
Oregano is also a rich source of many nutrients, such as vitamin K, vitamin C, vitamin A, manganese, iron, calcium, carotene, lutein, zeaxanthin and cryptoxanthin. It also contains pinenum, limonene, okienene, karyophyllene (active ingredients existing in the essential oil of the oregano), uric acid (maintains muscle mass and prevents weight gain), caffeic acid (polyphenol that effectively inhibits tumor growth) and rosmarinic acid (an antioxidant with additional antibacterial action).