The reduction of the C-reactive protein is therefore believed to reduce risk of obesity and heart problems.
Carvacrol has also been shown to help maintain a healthy weight.
In mice studies, those on a diet with carvacrol gained less weight than those fed a high-fat diet alone.
What’s more, research indicates that thymol, another compound found in oregano oil, may reduce the risk of obesity.
Am I classed as overweight?
Body mass index (BMI) is widely used as a simple and reliable way of finding out whether a person is a healthy weight for their height.
The BMI calculation divides an adult’s weight in kilograms by their height in metres squared.
For most adults, having a BMI of 18.5 to 24.9 means you’re considered to be a healthy weight, says the NHS.
“A person with a BMI of 25 to 29.9 is considered to be overweight, and someone with a BMI over 30 is considered to be obese,” warns the health site.