Well-regulated levels of inflammation are key to good health. There are many systems in place within the body that regulate inflammation levels. An article in the June 2015 issue of the scientific journal Inflammation suggests that carvacrol may help support the body’s normal immune response to inflammatory stressors*. An immune system under stress can sometimes overproduce inflammatory molecules, which can lead to adverse effects throughout the body. For example, when we undergo acute bouts of intense exercise, we trigger a natural inflammatory response. Carvacrol, a main chemical component of both Oregano and Thyme essential oils, may help assist the body’s normal immune system response to such stressors*.
Kara M, Uslu S, Demirci F, Temel HE, Baydemir C. Inflammation. 2015;38(3):1020-1027.
Originally posted February 19, 2016