Oregano gelcaps are the true wild oregano in an easy-to-take gelcap. Oregano gelcaps are a blend of edible species of wild oregano grown on natural, mineral-rich soil. This growing condition, along with our dedication to a chemical-and alcohol-free extraction, is the reason Oregano oil has a unique chemical profile, which is ideal for human consumption. The same oregano species can be grown elsewhere and would not have the same effect as this oregano. It is truly one of a kind. Oregano gelcaps are ideal for those who take the oil internally.
North American Herb & Spice was the first company to introduce edible oil of oregano to the North American market. We are the oregano experts! This is the result of extensive research and the personal experiences of the company’s founders. To be edible, this essential oil must be made only from wild, mountain-grown Mediterranean oregano, free of all chemicals and pesticides. It also must be emulsified in carrier oil such as extra virgin olive oil, which we use in our oil of oregano. The only oregano we use is the real, 100%-wild Mediterranean oregano, guaranteed to be handpicked in pristine and untarnished remote mountains. A conservation program was implemented to limit excessive picking, which preserves and protects the plants and land. Our oil is produced by old-fashioned steam distillation, using deep spring water also known for its high mineral content. No chemicals or solvents are used in the extraction process.
Beware of cheaper grades of oregano oil; the name oregano describes over 60 different types of plants, often having no other similarities with true oregano except taste (like Thymus Capitus from Spain or Mexican Sage). It is the chemical profile that is critical. Oregano is a specific blend of several high-grade medicinal wild oreganos. This oregano has a high percentage of calcium, magnesium, and zinc, which are absorbed from the mineral-rich soil that it grows in. Polyphenol content is a reliable indicator of high-quality oregano oil, carvacrol being the most publicized. But carvacrol is not the only indicator of high-quality oregano, since the plant produces over 50 known-to-date substances which may work synergistically.
A low thymol content plays an enormous role in high-quality oregano oil and is often ignored as a factor. Often high carvacrol levels are accompanied by higher thymol levels. To provide our customers with the highest quality oregano oil available, NAHS has blended several species of oregano, creating a delicate, synergistic balance of over 50 phytochemicals. While most, if not all, of our competitors will distract potential customers with claims of “High Carvacrol,” NAHS meticulously takes into account thymol content, as well as other factors, to ensure our customers receive the purest, highest quality oregano oil available. Unless the maker can certify in writing that the oregano herb or oil is derived from pure, wild, edible oregano, avoid consuming it. Oregano comes in oil and gelcap form, as well as in regular and super strength, which is three times stronger than the regular.
Oil: Take two or more drops under the tongue or in juice/water once daily. Also may be used topically. Gelcaps: Take one or more gelcaps as needed with or without meals.