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Active ingredients

Our high-quality raw materials are harvested from sustainable resources and transformed into a range of innovative, industry specific active ingredients

All our ingredients are tailored specifically for the pharmaceutical, cosmetic and food & beverage industries.

Our portfolio includes a range of Botanical extracts (Liquid and Powder), Plant material and Oils. By utilising our research and development capabilities, we also ventured into Active Pharmaceutical Ingredient (API) development and supporting API master files.

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Active Pharmaceutical Ingredients

A specialised extract to be used as an active ingredient in a drug product, also described as a drug substance.

IngredientBotanical Nametherapeutic indicationapplication formMarket application
Afriplex GRTAspalathus linearis (Brum.f) R.DahlgrenDiabetic, AntioxidantSyrup, Drops, Capsule, Tablet, Cream/LotionPharmaceutical, Cosmetic, Veterinary, Nutraceutical
African Ginger ExtractSiphonochilus aethiopicus (Schweinf.) B.L.BurttAllergic rhinitisSyrup, Drops, Capsule, TabletPharmaceutical, Veterinary
Buchu 4:1 PEAgathosma betulina (P.J. Bergius) PillansUrinary tract infections, Colds, Stomach ailments, RheumatismCapsule, Tablet, Cream/Lotion, Shampoo, GelPharmaceutical, Cosmetic, Veterinary
Capsicum PowderCapsicum frutescens L..Weight lossCapsule, TabletPharmaceutical, Nutraceutical
Folicin A/TElephantorrhiza elephantina (Burch.) SkeelsBenign Prostate Hyperplacia, Male Pattern Baldness, Acne VulgarisCapsule, Tablet, Leave-on Serum/ShampooPharmaceutical, Cosmetic
Green Tea ExtractCamelia sinensis (L.) Kuntze.AntioxidantSyrup, Drops, Capsule, Tablet, Cream/LotionPharmaceutical, Cosmetic, Veterinary, Nutraceutical
Pelargonium S70Pelargonium sidoides DC.Respiratory infectionSyrup, Drops, Throat Spray, Throat Lollipop, Effervescent, Capsule, Tablet, Orodispersible thin film, LozengesPharmaceutical, Veterinary
Zingiber PowderZingiber officinale RoscoeMotion sickness, Gastro-intestinal complaintsSyrup, Drops, Capsule, TabletPharmaceutical
Rosehip CRosa canina L.Anti-inflammatory, antioxidant. Treat joint pain, stiffness, inflammation and swelling associated with mild arthritis,Syrup, Liquid, tablets and capsules, Powder sachetsNutraceutical, Pharmaceutical, Cosmetic, Veterinary
Afriplex ProsopisProsopis glandulosa Torr.A novel therapeutic herbal preparation for the treatment of contused and fatigued muscle tissue.Powder sachets, tablets and capsules, Syrup, Liquid, effervescentNutraceutical, Pharmaceutical, Veterinary

Botanical extracts – Liquid

Water, ethanol or glycerine based extracts for use in liquid formulations.

IngredientBotanical NamePlant part usedtherapeutic indicationMarket application
Avena LEAvena sativa L.Flowering herb excluding the rootsMild sedative, mental stressPharmaceutical
Bulbine LEBulbine frutescens L.Leaves and whole fruitMinor inflammations of skinPharmaceutical, Cosmetic, Veterinary
Calendula LECalendula officinalis L.Flowering herb excluding the rootsMinor inflammations of skin, mouth & throatPharmaceutical, Cosmetic, Veterinary
Centella LECentella asiatica L.LeavesVenous insufficiency, venous hypertensive angiopathy, swelling of limbs, diabetic, carotid artery plaquesPharmaceutical, Veterinary
Echinacea LEEchinacea purpurea L.Flowering herb excluding the rootsColds, Superficial woundsPharmaceutical, Cosmetic, Veterinary
Siphonochilus LESiphonochilus aethiopicus (Schweinf.) B.L.BurttUnderground parts of the stemAllergic rhinitisPharmaceutical, Veterinary
Kigelia LEKigelia africana Lam.Whole fruitWound healing, Syphilis, RheumatismPharmaceutical, Cosmetic
Passiflora LEPassiflora incarnata L.Flowering herb excluding the rootsAnti-stress, SedativePharmaceutical, Veterinary
Pelargonium LEPelargonium sidoides DC.Tuberous part of plant rootRespiratory infectionPharmaceutical
Sutherlandia LESutherlandia frutescens L.Flowering herb excluding the rootsImmunePharmaceutical, Veterinary
Aloe Vera LEAloe vera (L.) Brum.f.Whole leafDetoxification, Anti-agingCosmetic

Plant materials

Parts of a plant including the root, leaf, seeds or flowers which are dried and milled according to specification.

IngredientBotanical Nametherapeutic indicationmarket application
Buchu Betulina LeafAgathosma betulina (P.J.Bergius) PillansUrinary tract infection, Respiratory infection, rheumatism, Stomach ailmentsPharmceutical, Cosmetic, Veterinary
Elderberry FlowerSambucus nigra L.Respiratory infectionPharmceutical
Pelargonium Sidoides Tuber SlicedPelargonium sidoides DC.Respiratory infectionPharmceutical, Veterinary
Uzara Tuber SlicedXysmalobium undulatum L.Gastrointestinal ailmentsPharmceutical, Veterinary
Rosehip Shells and PowderRosa canina L.Anti-inflammatory; antioxidantPharmceutical, Cosmetic, Veterinary, Nutraceutical, Food & Beverage
Sutherlandia tea cutSutherlandia frutescens (L.) R.Br.Immune supportPharmaceutical, Food & Beverage
Moringa powderMoringa oleifera Lam.Antioxidant, high nutrition valueNutraceutical, Food & Beverage
Baobab pulp powderAdansonia digitata L.Antioxidant, high nutritional valueFood & Beverage

Oils

 

Natural and essential oils which are extracted using cold pressed or steam distillation methods to preserve the natural aromatic compounds.

IngredientBotanical NameindicationMarket application
Baobab OilAdansonia digitata L.Increases skin elasticity, Heals damaged skin, AntioxidantCosmetic
Buchu Betulina OilAgathosma betulina P.J Bergius Urinary tract infection, Respiratory infection, Rheumatism, Stomach ailments. Anti-inflammatory.

Taste enhancer , flavor building block

Cosmetic, Food & Beverage
Rosehip Oil OrganicRosa canina L. semen siccSkin healingCosmetic
Tagetes Minuta Oil

 

Tagetes minuta

 

Perfumery, FlavoringCosmetic, Food & Beverage
Moringa OilMoringa oliefera

 

High antioxidant, Vit A and C content, ideal for body and hair care products.Cosmetic, Massage and Aromatherapy
Marula OilSclerocarya birreaFatty acid structure and stability ideal in versatile cosmetic formulations. Nourishment, skin treatment, ie. Eczema, redness, psoriasisCosmetic
Buchu Crenulata Oil

 

Agathosma crenulata

 

Fragrance Industry, used as a fixative.Cosmetic, Fragrance, Aroma Therapy

Powder Extracts

IngredientBotanical NameTHERAPEUTIC INDICATIONapplication formmarket application
Aloe Ferox Bitters powderAloe ferox Mill.Wound healing, Anti-fungal, Anti-diabetic, Anti-inflammatory, Immune supportTabletPharmaceutical
Aloe Vera 200:1 PE

 

Aloe vera (L.) Brum.f.Wound healing, Anti-fungal, Anti-diabetic, Anti-inflammatory, Immune supportTablet, Capsule, Cream/Lotion

Beverage, Confectionary

Pharmaceutical, Cosmetic, Nutraceutical, Food & Bev
Organic 100% Aloe Vera PEAloe vera (L.) Brum.f.Wound healing, Anti-fungal, Anti-diabetic, Anti-inflammatory, Immune supportTablet, Capsule, Cream/LotionPharmaceutical, Cosmetic, Nutraceutical, Food & Beverage
Green Rooibos PEAspalathus linearis (Brum.f) R.DahlgrenAntioxidantCream/Lotion, Shampoo, Beverage, ConfectionaryCosmetic, Food & Beverage
Rooibos 18:1 PEAspalathus linearis (Brum.f) R.DahlgrenAntioxidantCream/Lotion, Shampoo, Capsule, Tablet

Beverage, Confectionary

Pharmaceutical, Cosmetic, Nutraceutical, Food & Beverage
Rosehip 4:1 PERosa canina L.Rheumatism, Skin healing, Immune supportTablet, Capsule, Syrup, Cream/Lotion

Beverage, Confectionary

Pharmaceutical, Cosmetic, Nutraceutical, Food & Beverage
Sutherlandia PESutherlandia frutescens (L.) R.BrImmune supportCapsule, Tablets, Drops, SyrupPharmaceutical, Food & Bev
Kigelia PEKigelia africana (Lam.) Benth.

 

Anti-bacterial, Anti-fungal, Wound healing, DermatitisCream/LotionCosmetic

 

Honeybush 20:1 PECyclopia spp.

 

Antioxidant, Anti-agingCapsule, Tablet

Beverage, Confectionary Cream/Lotion, Shampoo

Food & Bev, Cosmetic, Nutraceutical,
Hoodia 20:1 PEHoodia gordonii (Mason) Sweet ex Decne.Weight-lossCapsulePharmaceutical, Nutraceutical, Food & Bev
Moringa PEMoringa oleifera Lam.Antioxidant, high nutrition valueCapsule, Tablet, Food & Beverage, ConfectionaryFood & Bev, Nutraceutical
Buchu 3:1 PE

Buchu 4:1 PE

Agathosma betulina (P.J. Bergius) PillansUrinary tract infections, Colds, Stomach ailments, RheumatismCapsule, Tablet, Cream/Lotion, Shampoo, Gel,Pharmaceutical, Cosmetic, Veterinary ,Food & Beverage
Hibiscus PEHibiscus sabdariffa L.Natural colourant, AntioxidantFood & Beverage, ConfectionaryFood & Bev, Nutraceutical