Orris Root CO2-se extract, 3 % Irones
Iris germanica – Roots, dried
By supercritical fluid extraction with natural carbon dioxide, no solvent residues, no inorganic salts, no heavy metals, no reproducible microorganisms . The extract is standardised to a content of 3 % irones by addition of MCT-oil.
The CO2-extract contains a high content of myristic acid and 2,9 – 3,1 % total irones, mainly consist of cis-alpha-irone and cis-gamma-irone, traces of trans-alpha-irone and beta-irone.
In folk medicine, orris root is used to treat respiratory diseases such as bronchitis, asthma and coughing, and nausea. Furthermore, it is said to help against headaches, circulatory weakness and flatulence. However, there is currently no scientific evidence of its effectiveness in these areas .*
As flavour, orris root extract can be used in the liqueur industry to prepare fine liqueurs and bitter spirits .*
Due to its violet-like odor, the extract is used as a fragrance in soaps, creams, lotions and perfumes .*
 P. Manninen, E. Häivälä, S. Sarimo, H. Kallio : Distribution of microbes in supercritical CO2 extraction of sea buckthorn (Hippophae rhamnoides) oils : Zeitschrift für Lebensmitteluntersuchung und -Forschung / Springerverlag (1997) 204: 202-205
 Wolfgang Blascheck u.a. (Hrsg.) : HagerROM 2017, Hagers Enzyklopädie der Arzneistoffe und Drogen : Suttgart: Wissenschaftliche Verlagsgesellschaft Stuttgart, 2017