Prostate cancer is common cancer for men that develops in the prostate. The prostate gland is a male reproductive organ that surrounds the urethra and is associated with urinary dysfunction. A single mutation in the DNA of a prostate cell may cause unrestrained growth of the cell. This will gradually lead to cancer. Nearly 5-10% of prostate cancer occurs because of heritable DNA mutations. Obesity and enhancing the level of androgen encourage the growth of prostate cancer. Prostate cancer is the second deadliest disease after lung cancer and nearly 10,000 men used to die every year due to the ailment. Though surgery, radiation, chemotherapy, etc. are effective treatment methods against prostate cancer, scientists are still claiming that alternative treatment therapies like the wild oil of oregano can prevent the growth of prostate cancer.
Properties of Oregano
Oregano is a prime herb that is used as a food additive for its flavourful leaves. Because of its anti-inflammatory, anti-bacterial, and antifungal activities, oregano is widely used in the treatment of various diseases. The chemical compounds including carvacrol, thymol, limonene, pinene, ocimene, and caryophyllene play an imperative role in the flavour. Among these compounds, carvacrol plays a pivotal role in cancer treatment. Oregano also contains vitamin K and fibre.
Carvacrol and its astonishing effects
The scientists at Long Island University have discovered that oregano (a common spice used for seasoning pizza and pasta) contains an ingredient (carvacrol) that is useful in treating prostate cancer. Prostate cancer is the second leading cause of death in US men.
Carvacrol (the prime component of oregano) causes apoptosis or cell suicide of prostate cancer cells. Lead researcher Dr Supriya Bavadekar has been testing carvacrol’s effects and confirmed that it has astonishing cell-killing abilities on cancer cells.
Over the past few years, oregano has been appreciated for its own health benefits. Oregano has excellent properties like antibacterial, antioxidant, and anti-inflammatory. It is also a good source of fibre and vitamin K.
The results of the study are very impressive. This is because oregano is already recognized as safe in the US. The common prostate cancer treatment methods are surgery, radiation, immunotherapy and chemotherapy. But all these treatment methods have complications and side effects. Dr Supriya Bavadekar said, “We expect this to translate into a decreased risk of severe toxic effects.”
As per the data reported by Dr Bavadekar and her colleagues in San Diego, it goes like,
· Carvacrol is a chemical that is present in the extracts of the herb oregano.
· Carvacrol can induce apoptosis (programmed cell death) in certain types of prostate cancer cells in the laboratory.
· After 4 days, carvacrol (at an unspecified concentration) can extirpate all prostate cancer cells in the laboratory environment.
All these results together have helped scientists to claim that oregano plays a quintessential role in controlling prostate cancer. So, oregano helps you in maintaining a healthy lifestyle by reducing severe toxic effects.
But she said that testing is in the preliminary stages, and researchers are doing strenuous studies to decide how carvacrol causes cancer cell suicide.
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