Oil of oregano under tongue?
October 8, 2011 1:53 AM Subscribe
Can salivary amylase break down oil of oregano??
posted by nitor to Science & Nature (4 answers total)
Oil of oregano bottles claim that you must keep it under your tongue for several seconds after taking it. It is my understanding that the main enzyme in saliva is salivary amylase and that salivary lipase only breaks down a negligible amount of fats.
Is it possible that oil of oregano can be broken down sufficiently to absorb its nutrients in the mouth? Or can it be absorbed somehow without the presence of enzymes?