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Super high in vitamin K, Dr. Andrew Weil on his Dr. Andrew Weil website has this to say: "Vitamin K is an essential nutrient necessary for blood clotting - it regulates normal blood clotting by helping the body transport calcium. Vitamin K may also be helpful for bone health: it may reduce bone loss, and decrease risk of bone fractures. It also may prevent calcification of arteries and other soft tissue."
Oregano has anti-bacterial properties. It contains thymol and carvacrol, two oils known to have substantial bacteria-fighting power. As discussed in an article on whfoods.org, Mexican researchers have compared oregano to tinidazol, a commonly used prescription drug to treat infection from the amoeba Giardia lamblia. The same researchers have reported that oregano is a better treatment for giardia than the prescription drug commonly prescribed to treat the illness.
Sources:Dr. Andrew Weil: Dr. Andrew Weil website
Whole Foods: Whole Foods website
Mark's Daily Apple: Mark's Daily Apple website