A component present in the essential oil of oregano, carvacrol, has been shown to block the norovirus that causes fever, vomiting and diarrhea.He is about to end up run over, his mother saves him
THEessential oil of oregano is considered a precious ally against infections and inflammations that can create various problems for our body. In particular there is a very beneficial substance contained in oregano, the carvacrol which, according to the latest research, would be able to counter the spread of various viruses and bacteria.
University of Arizona scholars have found that the carvacrol è able to eradicate norovirus, responsible for gastroenteritis the main symptoms of which are vomiting, diarrhea and fever.
The study, carried out on an animal model, saw how this substance is manages to act on the capsid of the virus, or on the hard layer of proteins in which it is wrapped, managing to break it and thus allowing the other antimicrobials to enter the microorganism and eradicate it.
Carvacrol, responsible for the characteristic odor of oregano it is also found in smaller quantities in thyme and marjoram. The problem, however, is that to combat viruses, and norovirus in particular, high quantities of this substance are needed, better if combined with other substances. That's why scholars believe this research is an interesting starting point for create an effective combination of antimicrobials able to nip this like other viruses.
The essential oil of oregano, thanks to its numerous active ingredients, is already used by lovers of natural well-being to treat Psoriasis (The anti-inflammatory power is due to the presence of beta-caryophyllene) and diseases that arise due to excessive proliferation in the body of bacteria or fungi, such as candida. In the latter case it has been proven that the phenols present in a very concentrated way in oregano oil are effective in avoiding the exaggerated spread of this fungus. In particular it is wild oregano oil (Origanum Vulgare) to be well known to lovers of natural medicine.
The use of oregano in the form of essential oil must be agreed and calibrated with the help of an expert. It is in fact a very powerful oil that can be irritating and in some subjects trigger allergic reactions.
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