……………. affects on the breast cancer via binding to the estrogen receptors.
Well known in the West is Satureja [hortensis] also known as Savory, “Sage of the Poor People”
One herbal book writes the following;
Savory is good for intestinal problems. It aids the stomach and is good for cramps, nausea, indigestion and diarrhea. Some say that it can be used as an aphrodisiac.
Savory has been used as a gargle, along with Sage and Thyme, for sore throat and internally to stimulate the nerves.
Savory and Sage share some of the same properties.
Publishing, Zentrum. Herbal Medicine . Zentrum Publishing. Kindle Edition.
Another Herbal book:
SUMMER SAVOURY. Satureja hortensis. L. Constituents: tannins, mucilage, phenols, essential oil. Action. Carminative, stomachic, antiseptic, diuretic, expectorant, anthelmintic, aphrodisiac. Uses. To aid digestion and promote appetite. Irritable bowel, colitis.
Preparation. Tea: 2 teaspoons to each cup boiling water: infuse 10-15 minutes. Dose 1 cup thrice daily. Salad ingredient at table.
Bartram, Thomas. Bartram’s Encyclopedia of Herbal Medicine . Little, Brown Book Group. Kindle Edition.
I am sending you an article from Iran [what a waste of their negative energy if they are capable of so much more! They are doing probably the most herbal research if I am judging right]
Seeing this I would definitely advise women with breast cancer to regularly use this herb on top of all other good things,
Likely that our Sarureja may have the same properties.
I suppose one can get it in herbal or spice shops in Israel
Phytochemical Investigation of Satureja sahendica Bornm
Ahmad Reza Gohari1, Mahdieh-Sadat Nourbakhsh2, Soodabeh Saeidnia1, Asghar
1Medicinal Plants Research Center, Faculty of Pharmacy, Tehran University of Medical Sciences, Tehran,
PO Box 14155-6451, Tel & Fax: +98-21-64122330. 2Department of Medicinal Chemistry, Faculty of
Pharmacy, Islamic Azad University, Tehran, Iran.
Abstract: Satureja sahendica Bornm is generally called Marzeh in the Persian language
and belongs to Lamiaceae family which comprises 13 species in Iran. Several species of
Satureja are well known for their analgesic, antiseptic, antimicrobial, antiviral, antiproliferative, antifungal and anti-nociceptive activities. In this study, the plant material(aerial parts of S. sahendica) was collected in September, 2008 from North-East of Iran (Azerbayjan province). Diosmetin (1), together with Luteolin (2), Oleanolic acid (3) and
beta-Sitosterol (4) were isolated from the ethyl acetate and methanol extracts of S.
sahendica for the first time. Different chromatographic methods were carried out on the
silica gel and sephadex LH20 in order to separate of compounds. The structures of the
isolated compounds were determined using the 1H, 13C-NMR and MS spectra in
comparison of those reported in the literatures. Diosmetin is an important flavone which
converts to Luteolin in the human body and affects on the breast cancer via binding to the estrogen receptors.
Key words: Flavonoids, Lamiaceae, Salvia macrosiphon, steroid