Horopito – Maori ‘painkiller’ being grown in plantations…

NZ Forest Herbs founder is Peter Butler

New Zealand’s native horopito plant is being grown in a commercial plantation as the market for its anti-fungal properties increases.

Forest Herbs Research has developed the only managed commercial plantation of 30,000 native kolorex horopito plants on the edge of the Kahurangi National Park in Golden Bay near the top of the South Island.

It is preparing a third piece of land to quadruple the number of mature plants by 2020 and is in talks with Chinese companies about seeking more distribution parthers there.

Forest Herbs will also launch a new hygiene product in a few weeks.

Forest Herbs Research has been conducting research and development for more than 20 years on the therapeutic effect with research organisations, universities, and distribution partners.

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