An important part of the activity of Ropadiar® can be ascribed to carvacrol. Our essential oil consists of at least 70% of this organic compound. Numerous scientific studies have shown that carvacrol has a strong activity against a broad spectrum of micro-organisms. Against bacteria, including: Staphylococcus aureus, Escherichia coli, Pasteurella multocida, Streptococcus faecalis, Streptococcus agalactiae, Vibrio coli, Enterobacter aerogenes, Streptococcus uberis, Proteus rettgeri, Salmonella spp, Proteus vulgaris, Proteus mirabilis, Klebsiella pneumoniae, Corynebacterium pyogenes, Pseudomonas. aeruginosa, Cryptosporidiae spp., Streptococcus pyogenes anim.C, Erysipelothrix insidiosa, Mycobacterium tuberculosis and Treponema hyodisaenteriae. Against fungi, including: Aspergillus spp, Mucor spp, and Candida spp. Against parasites, among others: Eimeria spp, and Histomonas meleagridis.
Thymol also contributes to the activity of Ropadiar®. Thymol is found to be very effective against certain micro-organisms . Since both carvacrol and thymol are found in oregano it is believed that oregano has a stronger effect, and possibly kills a broader spectrum of micro-organisms than carvacrol alone.
Wild oregano contains four times as many antioxidants as blueberries. These polyphenols mitigate oxidative stress, protect against free radicals, thereby preventing damage at the cellular level.
In animal studies carvacrol and thymol showed to have a blood vessel relaxing effect on the aorta tissue, laboratory tests also show a beneficial effect of oregano oil on glucose and lipid metabolism and a preventive effect of carvacrol on DNA damage in rats.
In Oregano, dozens of other components are identified, whose properties are yet to be explored. The function of many of these substances is still unknown.
So there are many components in oregano that contribute to its activity, but ultimately the success of Ropadiar® is largely due to the synergy between these components. This means, the ingredients help, complement and strengthen each other. This is where the efficacy of our product is based on.