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 and anti-bacterial 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 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:

  • developing sustainable growing and harvesting regimes for horopito,
  • and finding selections which are particularly effective against Candida albicans.

Finding & Growing the Most Effective Horopito

The key to the effectiveness of the Kolorex range is the beautiful Kolorex Horopito herb.  All the wild populations in New Zealand were tested to find those that were 5 times more active than the others. And it is these powerfully anti-fungal and anti-bacterial herbs that are sustainably harvested for use in Kolorex products.
Kolorex creams and softgels are derived from the powerful Kolorex Horopito selection, which is grown on Forest Herbs’ own farms.

Forest Herbs Research Today: Kolorex Herbal Remedies for Candida

Our herbal products are sold internationally under the Kolorex brand and consist of oral formulas and topical products, which have taken years of research and trials before commercial release.