Karakia when preparing/cooking food.

Karakia provided by Toni Wairama

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Horopito a natural insect repellent - "The Study of Horopito Looking at its Insecticidal Properties and Chemical Analysis"

This information is taken from Corrie Anderson's study in 2017.

Corrie Anderson, of Columba College, has been awarded a Gold CREST for her project "The Study of Horopito Looking at its Insecticidal Properties and Chemical Analysis" 

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What is Diatomaceous Earth? Is it organic?

We are the exclusive importers of Supercharged Food Love Your Gut powder and Golden Gut powder.  For more info please visit https://www.superchargedfood.com/love-your-gut-powder-faqs/

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FAQ's about Diatomaceous Earth


What is Love Your Gut Powder made from?

Love Your Gut Powder is organic Diatomaceous Earth – also known as Fossil Shell Flour (Amorphous Silica). Love Your Gut Powder is food-grade, meeting the strict criteria of Food Standards Australia & New Zealand.

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Medicinal Power of Horopito in NZ

Studies were published by Forest Herbs

Tuesday, 19 April 2016, 4:50 pm

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Did you know? Nature Versus Pharmaceuticals

Anti-Candida Herb: Kolorex Horopito

An ancient herb backed by science: your answer to candida-related health problems

In 1982 scientists at the University of Canterbury discovered an extract from New Zealand’s horopito plant containing polygodial was more effective at killing Candida albicans than the powerful pharmaceutical anti-Candida drug, Amphotericin B.

Candida Kolorex Rhayne Horopito

The graph shows polygodial has a larger zone inhibiting the growth of Candida albicans and the zone is formed within 1 day. This means that polygodial has stronger and faster antifungal action than Amphotericin B.
(Reference: McCallion et al 1982. Planta Medica, vol 44, pp134-138)

Three years later Forest Herbs Research began developing ways to offer this ancient herb’s candida killing benefits to you in Kolorex’s horopito-based range of natural health products.

Years of Clinical Research

Kolorex products have been used in a number of clinical studies conducted over nearly 30 years.  These studies show that Kolorex provides fast, effective relief from an array of symptoms related to Candida overgrowth.


Study provided by Kolorex.com

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Qualities of Horopito as a Medicine

Ancient Remedies using Horopito

Horopito, (Pseudowintera colorata)  only grows in New Zealand. This ancient shrub is a member of the primitive Winteraceae family, more common to the Southern Pacific regions. Simply put the plant is ancient – one of the first flowering plants almost unchanged for 65 million year (according to fossil records). 

Horopito has a long history of medicinal use by Maori. The leaves were bruised, steeped in water and used for paipai (a skin disease) and venereal diseases (such as thrush/candida)

The leaves were also chewed for toothache and were rubbed on mothers’ breasts for weaning infants. When the Europeans arrived to New Zealand, they to adopted to use Horopito for its medicinal qualities.

Studies have highlighted excellent antibacterial and anti-fungal activity that we believe makes it excellent for treating the skin for any blemishes or cuts instead of using synthetic chemicals that many products use for this purpose.

Horopito has a very primitive vascular system – not built for vigorous growth and is very susceptible to drought.    It is found in abundance because its hot taste repels predators, hence dense horopito undergrowth in deer country.  





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