Origanum majorana as a promising chemopreventive and therapeutic candidate

Nov

27

2013

marjoram

Origanum majorana, commonly known as marjoram, is spread worldwide. It is utilized as a spice and flavoring agent, and in traditional medicine as well for the treatment of chest infection, cough, sore throat, rheumatic pain, nervous disorders, stomach disorders, cardiovascular diseases, and skin care. There is increasing evidence that O. majorana possesses extensive range of biological activity, including antioxidant, antimicrobial, anti-inflammatory and hepatoprotective activities.

identify Origanum majorana as a promising chemopreventive and therapeutic candidate that inhibits breast cancer growth and metastasis by modulating the expression and activities of several targets.

Reference:
PLoS One. 2013 Jul 10;8(7)

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