As if you needed a reason to eat that slice of pizza. Or your other favorite Italian dish…
Along with flavor, oregano offers several health benefits. It
has antibacterial and anti-inflammatory properties. Studies indicate
that it even helps fight breast cancer.
Now a new study shows it may benefit men battling prostate cancer.
One out of six men are diagnosed with prostate cancer. Most
don’t die. But they do undergo treatment and surgeries with harsh side
effects. But now…
Professor Supriya Bavadekar PhD from Long Island University in
Brooklyn, NY may have found a new type of treatment in the form of
oregano. “We’re hoping this translates into a drug with lesser adverse
effects in patients,” Dr. Bavadekar said.
Dr. Bavadekar and her team studied the effects of the natural
herb using different concentrations. They exposed the prostate cancer
cells to oregano in three different time periods – 24 hours, 48 hours
and 96 hours.
The results? The oregano killed the cancer cells.