Benefits of Marjoram for Polycystic Ovary Syndrome (PCOS)

Benefits of Marjoram for Polycystic Ovary Syndrome (PCOS)

September 15, 2019 37 By Ewald Bahringer


[Music] one of the reasons foods and vegetables may be so good for us are the antioxidant compounds they contain given the role that oxygen free radicals have thought to play in aging and disease so if you’re making a salad for example using spinach or arugula or red leaf lettuce may offer twice the antioxidants of butterhead lettuce and then choosing purple cabbage of a green or red onions over white you can help boost the antioxidant power of your salad but fresh herbs are so powerful even a little bit could double or quadruple the antioxidant power of the entire meal here’s the total antioxidants in a simple salad lettuce and tomato and then here’s that same salad with just a tablespoon of lemon balm leaves or could be a half of a tablespoon of oregano or mint and here’s marjoram country thyme or sage effectively quadrupling the antioxidant content of the south and making it yummier at the same time and that’s not to mention maybe a little fresh garlic or ginger in the dressing observe so antioxidant risk researchers decide to see if they might be able to reduce the DNA damaging effects of radiation with them radioactive iodine is sometimes given to people with overactive thyroid glands or thyroid cancer to destroy part of the gland or mop up any remaining tumor cells after surgery four days after the isotope injection patients become so radioactive that they are advised not to kiss anyone or to sleep close to anyone including your pets if you breathe on a phone make sure to wipe it up don’t splatter radioactive urine don’t go near your kids and basically stay away from others as much as possible the treatment can be very effective but all that radiation exposure appears to increase the risk of developing new cancers later on so to prevent the DNA damage associated with this treatment researchers test the ability of oregano to protect chromosomes of human blood cells in vitro from exposure to radioactive iodine at baseline about 100 of our blood cells show evidence of chromosomal damage and some radioactive iodine though and it’s more like 1 in 8 but then add in addition to the radiation increasing amounts of oregano extract and chromosome damage was reduced by as much as 70% they conclude that oregano extract significantly protects against DNA damage induced by the radioactive iodine in white blood cells but this was all done outside the body and they justify it by saying look it wouldn’t be particularly ethical to irradiate people for experimental research but he’ll look millions of people have been irradiated for treatment so they could have used them or at least just had people eat the oregano instead and then just irradiate their blood in vitro – modelled the amount of original compounds that would actually make it into the bloodstream other in vitro studies on oregano similarly can unsatisfying a comparison of the effects of various spice extracts bay leaves fennel lavender oregano paprika parsley rosemary and thyme oregano beat out all but bay leaves and its ability to suppress cervical cancer cell growth in vitro while leaving normal cells alone and they’ve got you know pretty pictures of oregano killing off cervical cancer cells but people tend to use oregano orally so the relevance of these results are not clear similarly the closely related herb marjoram can suppress the growth of individual breast cancer cells in a petri dish and even effectively whole human breast tumors grown in chicken eggs never seen that before the only clinical trial I could find on oregano family herbs the only randomized controlled study on actual people was this study on the effect of marjoram T on the hormonal profile of women with polycystic ovary syndrome P Kos most common cause of fertility problems in women affecting about one in eight young women it’s characterized by excessive male hormones resulting in excess body or facial here menstrual irregularities insists in one’s ovaries on ultrasound have only traditional medicine practitioners reported marjoram tea was beneficial but it never been put to the test until now two cups a day versus a placebo tea for one month and there did seem to be beneficial effects on the hormonal profiles and so that would seem to offer credence to the claims of the traditional medicine practitioners but the study didn’t last long enough to confirm that actual symptoms improve as well that’s what we care about is there anything that’s been shown to help well reducing one’s intake of dietary glycotoxins may help prevent and treat the disease which I’ll cover next [Music] you