Forest Herbs Research, Our Story

It All Started With Research

It all started with research. Founder Peter Butler was a history researcher with a strong interest in New Zealand medicinal plants. Peter was researching the history of traditional use of herbs when he came across one herb that stood out; Horopito. Horopito has a long history of medicinal use by New Zealand’s indigenous Maori population. The leaves were bruised, steeped in water and used for various ailments, including toothache, ringworm, stomach aches, diarrhoea, headache, chest ailments. This discovery from New Zealand’s history archive was the founding idea behind Forest Herbs Research Ltd.

The first scientific research into the anti-fungal properties of Horopito was published in 1982 by researchers at the University of Canterbury, New Zealand. Since then there have been hundreds of scientific studies showing Horopito is highly effective at killing off Candida.

Our mission is simply, to take the benefits of Kolorex Horopito to the word. In fact, we’ve been taking Horopito to the world for more than 30 years! That’s makes Kolorex one of the true experts in helping people in their fight against Candida.

Horopito has been the focus of our work for more than three decades:

  • 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 made with the power of our superior, highly potent Horopito variety and all Kolorex products are made in beautiful, clean green New Zealand.

Have total peace of mind with Kolorex, knowing you are choosing a time-tested and science backed product range that is made with care to the highest quality standards.