An aromatic Mediterranean herb with a distinguished history... Oregano leaf is an aromatic Mediterranean herb with a distinguished history as a spice and as a healing plant. Used in ancient Greek medicine, oregano leaf was lauded for its ability to support respiratory, digestive, and immune system health.* Oregano leaf was also praised for its amelioration of menstrual challenges.* Recent research has focused on oregano leaf's potential as a free radical scavenger and for its immune system support.*
The quality of oregano leaf extract is often judged by its carvacrol content, but there are unquestionably other components that contribute to its remarkable biological effects. An extract that delivers only oil-soluble constituents will thus fail to capture the synergy present in the whole medicinal herb. The total phenolic antioxidants (TPA) delivered in Oreganoforce include not only an appropriate level of carvacrol, but also the phenolic antioxidants that support its activity.
Through a combination of premier sourcing and novel extraction techniques, New Chapter's Oreganoforce delivers all of oregano's valuable compounds. Only select organic oregano is chosen and the extraction methods are both supercritical and with water and alcohol. This dual-extraction insures that the prized water and oil soluble constituents of oregano are captured for safe and maximum effectiveness.
We deliver the wisdom of nature with the complexity and organic nuances of the natural herb preserved for you. In fact, the supercritical process is the gentlest way to extract these delicate plant compounds in a manner to optimally preserve their potency and stability. And when you take New Chapter's supercritical extracts, neither you, nor the environment, have to contend with chemical solvents.