Origanum vulgare (oregano), a plant already known to have many benefits for your health and to exert anti-cancer properties in many types of human cancers, as for example human chronic myelogenous erythroleukaemia (K562) and bladder carcinoma (RT112) , has been recently the subject of a study, permformed by Long Island University, on the effects of an active constituents found on oregano, namely carvacrol , for the treatment of prostate cancer, the second leading cause of cancer death in American men.
The results of this research, presented at the Experimental Biology 2012 conference in San Diego on April 24, an annual gathering of six scientific societies and draws more than 13,000 scientists and exhibitors from around the world, are explained in this article and are amazing. Image: Bluemenbiene, under (CC BY 2.0) license.
Common names: Oregano. Italian: Herba acciuga, origano. English: Wild marjoram, oregan. French: Marjolaine bâtarde, Marjolaine sauvage, Origan.