A new food supplement with immune strengthening properties, that was created by researchers at the University of Crete in Greece, consisting of three popular Cretan aromatic herbs, will finally be released on the market on Monday, November 9.
Professor of Medicine at the University of Crete Christos Lionis and his research team have developed an oil extract consisting of dittany or Erontas (Origanum dictamnus), thyme and sage, which are widely known for their beneficial impact on the human body. Their research, which has been ongoing for around 15 years was originally mentioned in the Lancet medical journal in 1999.
In a recent article entitled “Reporting effectiveness of an extract of three traditional Cretan herbs on upper respiratory tract infection: results from a double-blind randomized controlled trial,” that was published in the International Journal of Ethnopharmacology this year, Professor Lionis and his team bolstered the effects of the aforementioned herbs and expanded their effectiveness in the prevention and treatment of respiratory infections, such as the common cold and the flu.
In a recent statement Dr. Lionis specified: “Do not expect to find this oil extract on the shelves of pharmacies as some kind of aspirin.” And he continued saying: “It will not be offered under prescription to cure medical conditions, as it is prepared to be used solely for the immune system’s strengthening.”