Ingestion of oregano extract increases excretion of urinary phenolic metabolites in humans.

  title={Ingestion of oregano extract increases excretion of urinary phenolic metabolites in humans.},
  author={A. Nurmi and T. Nurmi and J. Mursu and R. Hiltunen and S. Voutilainen},
  journal={Journal of agricultural and food chemistry},
  volume={54 18},
  • A. Nurmi, T. Nurmi, +2 authors S. Voutilainen
  • Published 2006
  • Chemistry, Medicine
  • Journal of agricultural and food chemistry
  • Despite the promising antioxidant action of Lamiaceae herbs in vitro, human studies on these potential sources of dietary antioxidants have remained scarce. In this work, the phenolic acids recovered in human urine after single ingestion of Origanum onites extract were analyzed. The excretion was increased 4- and 2-fold during 0-24 and 24-48 h of the follow-up, respectively. The mean increase in the excretion of phenolic compounds exceeded the ingested amount of identified phenolic acids. The… CONTINUE READING
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