Our Story

Farming Horopito, scientifically testing it, and offering its health benefits to you since 1985.

Forest Herbs Research Ltd has been harnessing the potent anti-fungal properties of the native New Zealand herb horopito (Pseudowintera colorata), one of the earth’s original flowering plant,  since 1985.

Forest Herbs’ Focus: Harnessing the Health Benefits of NZ’s Unique Plants & Herbs

Isolated in the South Pacific, with a vast climatic range, New Zealand developed many unique plant species.  Forest Herbs Research Ltd was formed to research and develop the natural health properties of these plants.
Growing on founder Peter Butler’s original organic fruit farm, the ancient herb, horopito has been the focus of our work:

  • identifying plant selections which are particularly effective against Candida albicans,
  • developing sustainable growing and harvesting regimes for horopito,
  • researching and developing pure and potent products

Finding & Growing the Most Effective Horopito

In the early days of the Company, we sent a team around New Zealand to survey all the wild populations of Horopito, from one end of the country to the other.  The results of the plant survey were unequivocal: some Horopito plants have up to five times higher activity than others, and it is these powerful anti-fungal Horopito plants that are sustainably harvested for use in Kolorex products.

Forest Herbs Research Today: Kolorex Herbal Remedies for Candida

Kolorex products are sold globally in countries including the USA, China, South Africa, UK, Canada, Australia and others.  When you purchase Kolorex, you can be assured that Kolorex products are 99% natural and are manufactured in New Zealand to the highest quality standards.