Lippia citriodora extract rich in Verbascoside

For B2B nutraceutical applications.


Lippia citriodora

  • Family Verbenaceae
  • Native to South America and introduced to Europe
  • Relaxing, carminative and digestive properties

Lippia citriodora extract rich in Verbascoside.

The polyphenol Verbascoside is obtained from Lippia citriodora. Verbascoside, also known as Acteoside, is spontaneously produced by Lippia citriodora as a defence agent, mainly to protect itself against insect and parasite attacks and UV radiation.

ABR, through its NATRISE® biotechnology platform, produces purified, standardised and highly concentrated Verbascoside from suspended cell cultures of Lippia citriodora.

The production of Verbascoside with NATRISE® safeguards the plant of origin, Lippia citriodora, as only a tiny portion of it is needed to start the cell line. Moreover, production is completely independent of seasonality, climatic changes and the plant’s vegetative cycle and takes place in a controlled, sterile environment.

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Novel Food authorised ingredient.

ACTEOS 10P Verbascoside, titrated at 10%, produced by ABR with the NATRISE® Platform from cell suspension cultures of Lippia citriodora. ACTEOS 10P is a Novel Food certified ingredient.

ACTEOS 10P is supplied freeze-dried in 1 kg packs.


NATRISE® Platform (plant cell suspension cultures)

Industry of application

Intended for B2B nutraceutical applications


Verbascoside: applications

Lippia citriodora extract

The use of Verbascoside has been the subject of numerous studies investigating its potential benefits on human health.

Anti-inflammatory properties

Antioxidant properties

Anti-ageing properties

Neuroprotective properties

Microcirculation support

Cardiovascular system support

Immune system support

Antiviral properties

Oral health

Digestive health

Liver-protective and detoxifying properties

Antioxidant power of Verbascoside

Clove 314 446
ACTEOS 10P 179 145
Turmeric 159 277
Acai berries 102 700
Ginger powder 28 811
Goji berries 25 300
Ginger roots 14 840
Cucumber 114

Comparison between the ORAC level of Verbascoside – ACTEOS 10P – and that of certain foods and plants.

The ORAC (Oxygen Radical Absorbance Capacity) classification expresses the antioxidant power of foods.

Source: Nutrient Data Laboratory, Agricultural Research Service, U.S. Department of Agriculture, Oxygen Radical Absorbance Capacity (ORAC) of Selected Foods – 2007 – 2010.

* µM Trolox for 100g food