Can Oregano Oil Kill Cancer?


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Oregano is a herb with anti-fungal, anti-bacterial and anti-inflammatory properties. It is also a great source of Vitamin K, Iron and has antioxidant power that is equal to two cups of red grapes. Include Oregano in your daily diet as it contains a phytochemical known as carnosol that has proven to be anti-cancer in prostate, breast, skin and other regions of the body.

Curejoy Expert Dipti Mothay Explains

Oregano is an important culinary and medicinal herb that has been used in medicine and cooking for thousands of years – with a number of potential health benefits. Not only does oregano provide food flavor, there are also a substantial number of health claims associated with its potent antioxidants and anti-bacterial properties. Studies have shown that Oregano Essential Oil Kills 99% of Breast Cancer Cells in Vitro, and that oregano oil kills >99% of human breast cancer cells at remarkably low concentrations.

Cancer-Fighting Effects

Oregano has extremely high levels of antioxidants and antimicrobial compounds. One teaspoon of oregano has the same antioxidant power (ORAC) of two cups of red grapes. It contains the phytochemical Quercetin, which is known to slow cancer growth and also promote apoptosis. Oregano is a good source of Vitamin K and Iron as well. Oregano extract has been shown to “lead to growth arrest and cell death in a dose- and time-dependent manner” in colon cancer cells. A phytochemical in oregano, carnosol, has also been “evaluated for anti-cancer property in prostate, breast, skin, leukemia, and colon cancer with promising results.” Biologists at the United Arab Emirates University reported Oregano as a promising chemo preventive and therapeutic candidate that modulates breast cancer growth and metastasis. They believe components in oregano may help slow down or prevent the progression of cancer in patients with breast cancer.

Other Health Benefits of Oregano:

-Antioxidants for Immune System Support: One active agent in oregano is rosmarinic acid, which is a strong antioxidant that may support immune system health.

-Antifungal and Antibacterial: Carvacol and thymol, two phytochemicals in oregano, are powerful antimicrobials.

-Anti-inflammatory Properties: Oregano contains beta-caryophyllin (E-BCP), a substance that inhibits inflammation and may also be beneficial for conditions including osteoporosis and arteriosclerosis.

-Useful for Upper Respiratory Infections: Oregano also has potential anti-viral activity, Oregano was found to significantly relieve symptoms “immediately” in those with upper respiratory infections.

CureJoy Editorial

The CureJoy Editorial team digs up credible information from multiple sources, both academic and experiential, to stitch a holistic health perspective on topics that pique our readers' interest.

CureJoy Editorial

The CureJoy Editorial team digs up credible information from multiple sources, both academic and experiential, to stitch a holistic health perspective on topics that pique our readers' interest.

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Mimi Winter
Mimi Winter 5pts

I'm so sick of hearing about cancer I could p***. I don't have cancer, and never will. Don't believe in it. It's not in my genes, and I won't give it a smidgeon in my life.

Cheryl Elliott
Cheryl Elliott 5pts

Natural foods and oils are so beneficial to the body this information is great

Stefan Aartamo
Stefan Aartamo 5pts

Probably until medical/ pharmacy companies get hold of the patent...

Ayurveda 5pts

You can get them online too Abby Huss!

Ayurveda 5pts

Sharon Taylor- Arndt- Boyer are you not able to get past the pop-up?

Ayurveda 5pts

Chickie Hensz Thanks for explaining! Yep, its important to use therapeutic grade and of good quality!

Christina Marie
Christina Marie 5pts

Years ago, trying it for the first time..I learned that the hard way! Haha

Chickie Hensz
Chickie Hensz 5pts

Everyone can buy it from DoTerra Oils. It is an Essential oil that can be used for all kinds of things from boils to parasites to strep throat. But it needs to be used correctly. Please always do your research and always use natural, therapeutic grade essential oils! Know what you are doing especially with a "hot oil" like Oregano! If not used correctly, it can burn you and do more harm than good!

Taryn Kelly
Taryn Kelly 5pts

Remember what I told you the other day Ashley Halbrooke?

Kiu Walsh
Kiu Walsh 5pts

Let food be thy medicine. The all natural food is the best way to prevent cancer. Our planet is full of all natural herbs and food . mother earth is amazing and always available to help us

Leila Bowen
Leila Bowen 5pts

other than prevention, any remedy trumps what you get at the hospital -- cutting, radiation and chemo is not a cure

Farhat Hasan
Farhat Hasan 5pts

Shahana Effendi,Rukhsana Hasan,Nida Jafri,Syed Najeeb Haider Jafri

Steve Corrado
Steve Corrado 5pts

yes.but it can also kill good bacteria in your gut.so be careful how you use it and educate yourself..just sayin

Abby Huss
Abby Huss 5pts

How can you use and where can I buy?