Oregano attacks prostate cancer cells in lab experiment

Scientists report that a chemical in oregano, carvacrol, effectively killed off prostate cancer cells in a lab experiment. The chemical could now be used as the basis for a new experimental treatment for prostate cancer. "Some researchers have previously shown that eating pizza may cut down cancer risk," says Supriya Bavadekar. "This effect has been mostly attributed to lycopene, a substance found in tomato sauce, but we now feel that even the oregano seasoning may play [a] role." Story