North American Herb and Spice was founded in 1999 by Judy Kay Gray, MS with the idea that nourishment from raw whole foods is the key to maintaining optimal health. Today those founding ideals serve as the foundation for more than 130 unique products, formulations that are highly nourishing and naturally powerful. Throughout the years North American Herb and Spice has exemplified quality in all the ingredients used to formulate its products. From the remote mountains of the Mediterranean to the valleys of the Amazon rainforest, North American Herb and Spice has sourced the finest fruits, herbs, and spices in the world. Wild handpicked spices such as the oregano we use in Oreganol P73 are the cornerstone of our product line. The phenolic compounds found in these spices have been revered since antiquity for their powerful effects. These whole, fresh spices are steam distilled using the same processes used for generations, capturing the concentrated essential oil at often astounding ratios. These concentrated spice oils are then emulsified in extra virgin olive oil at the perfect ratio for power and palatability. Through this proprietary process invented by our founder Ms. Gray, the spice extract market in the United States was revived after problems with adulteration hindered its growth in the early 1950s. The end result was the purest, most powerful spice extracts made from the purest ingredients free from pesticides, chemicals, and solvents.
Our wild oregano is handpicked by villagers in the most remote mountainous regions of the Mediterranean. This ensures the impeccable purity and quality of the essential oils we provide. When the wild spice and herbs are steam distilled to extract the powerful essential oils, it is done with pure, underground spring waters. This is a technique used by the indigenous peoples of the region for centuries. After the steam distillation process is complete, the essential oils are then tested to ensure the phytochemical markers are within our expectations. When the essential oils are emulsified, it is in organic extra virgin olive oil, which by itself possesses powerful nutritive properties. We never adulterate our products with fillers, chemicals, or solvents.
North American Herb and Spice’s early challenges have led to the development of not only the most unique variety of products in the world, but also a standard for quality second to none. The mission of North American Herb and Spice is not only to educate the public on the powers of raw whole foods, but to create a morale standard for the way we nourish our bodies. Our beliefs intertwine with movements across the globe that advocate the conservation of our natural resources and maintain the delicate balance of nature. For this we align ourselves and support causes that set a high morale standard for the respect of nature and our health. We are opposed to the use of genetically modified organisms in our food. We believe in the power of raw foods, and the power that uncooked vitamins, minerals, nutrients, and enzymes posses. We believe that nature intended for our bodies to depend on natural-source vitamins and minerals, not synthetics. It is these among other ideals that have fueled our pursuit for a happier and healthier human race.
At North American Herb and Spice we are dedicated to the expansive research and education into the possible uses for spice, herb, and fruit extracts beyond what has been handed down throughout the generations. In an era of information, it is critical that those wanting more information about natural/alternative products are able to obtain it without hindrance. It is essential that those seeking more information on the benefits of natural/alternative products voice their desire for more information. This is of great importance because it allows for every individual to have a choice and the personal freedom to determine what is in their own best interests. We appreciate each and everyone who is and will be a supporter of North American Herb and Spice because we know that only through education will change occur. As we are dedicated to the education and health of our customer, we have observed our customers are equally dedicated to educating their friends and family. This exchange is truly beneficial to all exemplifies our mission and the intended result of our efforts.
In yet another effort to provide the highest quality functional foods, North American Herb and Spice has released a line of products from the wild Amazon rainforest. These raw, delicious delights have been the staple of the Peruvian diet for ages; civilizations have been built on the unbelievable power and health provided by these functional foods. As a relentless pioneer in the industry, North American Herb and Spice is the only source for cold-pressed pure raw maca extract, pure raw purple corn, and a host of other non-adulterated exotic raw fruit and root extracts that contain absolutely no alcohol or solvents. These exotic Amazon extracts are in high demand and short supply. In order to maintain these wonderful products in our line North American Herb and Spice is engaging in an educational campaign aimed to peak awareness into the usefulness of these natural resource programs. Renewable resource programs that will maintain these lands and allow our children to benefit from all the wild Amazon has to offer.