Prostate Health

Oregano may actually be good for your prostate health

A recent study by researchers at Long Island University (LIU) suggests oregano, a common herb seasoning found on pizza and other Italian dishes, could be beneficial in the treatment of prostate cancer.

Pizza, interestingly enough, has many ingredients that may provide sickness prevention abilities. The positive benefits of tomato products on prostate health have been attributed to the high concentration of lycopene, a potentially powerful antioxidant.  However, the study shows that oregano may also play a key role in the fight against cancer.

"We know that oregano possesses anti-bacterial as well as anti-inflammatory properties, but its effects on cancer cells really elevate the spice to the level of a super-spice like turmeric," said Supriya Bavadekar, Ph.D., assistant professor of pharmacology at LIU.

Prostate cancer is the second leading cause of cancer-related death in men, and recent data projects that roughly one out of 36 men will die of disease. In this year alone, there will be roughly 241,000 new cases of prostate cancer and nearly 28,000 fatalities due to the disease.

The Mayo Clinic recommends exercise, meditation and various relaxation therapies as a way to ease the side effects of prostate cancer. Additionally a nutritious diet that includes a natural prostate pill may also be beneficial.

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