Researchers study herbal rinse to treat oral cancer
Wednesday, September 12, 2018
Mother Nature has a way of hiding cures for diseases in plants and minerals, awaiting human discovery. This may be the case with thymol, a compound found in several plants, including thyme, oregano, rosemary and bay leaves.
“Thymol is already known to have anti-microbial, anti-fungal, anti-inflammatory and anti-oxidant properties,” said Cara Gonzales, D.D.S., Ph.D., associate professor in the School of Dentistry at UT Health San Antonio. Due to its medicinal properties, thymol is already an ingredient in a leading mouthwash, cosmetics and other products. view more