By Daily Mail

The MRSA super-bug could be wiped out using natural oil from oregano, scientists revealed [from the UK and India].

Researchers have discovered that the herb, commonly used in cooking, could eradicate the deadly infection from hospital wards.

Tiny quantities of carvacrol, a naturally occurring compound in oregano, were found to be a more effective antimicrobial agent than 18 pharmaceutical drugs, investigators found.

University of the West of England researchers, working with partners in India, said carvacrol, which contains potent anti-fungal and anti-bacterial properties, has a range of medicinal uses.

It can sterilise septic water, kill giardia, treat fungal infections such as candida and rivals pharmaceutical antibiotics such as streptomycin and penicillin in its ability to eliminate microbes.

Preliminary research into the oil found that tiny doses are capable of wiping out fungi and bacteria, including MRSA.

Researchers found that the oil still works at boiling temperature, meaning it could be used for disinfecting hospital sheets.

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