Afriplex is a South African company rooted in the development and manufacturing of botanical extracts, complementary medicines and food & beverage product solutions.

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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.

Active Pharmaceutical Ingredients

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

Ingredient Botanical Name therapeutic indication application form Market application
Afriplex GRT Aspalathus linearis (Brum.f) R.Dahlgren Diabetic, Antioxidant Syrup, Drops, Capsule, Tablet, Cream/Lotion Pharmaceutical, Cosmetic, Veterinary, Nutraceutical
African Ginger Extract Siphonochilus aethiopicus (Schweinf.) B.L.Burtt Allergic rhinitis Syrup, Drops, Capsule, Tablet Pharmaceutical, Veterinary
Buchu 4:1 PE Agathosma betulina (P.J. Bergius) Pillans Urinary tract infections, Colds, Stomach ailments, Rheumatism Capsule, Tablet, Cream/Lotion, Shampoo, Gel Pharmaceutical, Cosmetic, Veterinary
Capsicum Powder Capsicum frutescens L.. Weight loss Capsule, Tablet Pharmaceutical, Nutraceutical
Folicin A/T Elephantorrhiza elephantina (Burch.) Skeels Benign Prostate Hyperplacia, Male Pattern Baldness, Acne Vulgaris Capsule, Tablet, Leave-on Serum/Shampoo Pharmaceutical, Cosmetic
Green Tea Extract Camelia sinensis (L.) Kuntze. Antioxidant Syrup, Drops, Capsule, Tablet, Cream/Lotion Pharmaceutical, Cosmetic, Veterinary, Nutraceutical
Pelargonium S70 Pelargonium sidoides DC. Respiratory infection Syrup, Drops, Throat Spray, Throat Lollipop, Effervescent, Capsule, Tablet, Orodispersible thin film, Lozenges Pharmaceutical, Veterinary
Zingiber Powder Zingiber officinale Roscoe Motion sickness, Gastro-intestinal complaints Syrup, Drops, Capsule, Tablet Pharmaceutical
Rosehip C Rosa canina L. Anti-inflammatory, antioxidant. Treat joint pain, stiffness, inflammation and swelling associated with mild arthritis, Syrup, Liquid, tablets and capsules, Powder sachets Nutraceutical, Pharmaceutical, Cosmetic, Veterinary
Afriplex Prosopis Prosopis glandulosa Torr. A novel therapeutic herbal preparation for the treatment of contused and fatigued muscle tissue. Powder sachets, tablets and capsules, Syrup, Liquid, effervescent Nutraceutical, Pharmaceutical, Veterinary

Botanical extracts – Liquid

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

Ingredient Botanical Name Plant part used therapeutic indication Market application
Avena LE Avena sativa L. Flowering herb excluding the roots Mild sedative, mental stress Pharmaceutical
Bulbine LE Bulbine frutescens L. Leaves and whole fruit Minor inflammations of skin Pharmaceutical, Cosmetic, Veterinary
Calendula LE Calendula officinalis L. Flowering herb excluding the roots Minor inflammations of skin, mouth & throat Pharmaceutical, Cosmetic, Veterinary
Centella LE Centella asiatica L. Leaves Venous insufficiency, venous hypertensive angiopathy, swelling of limbs, diabetic, carotid artery plaques Pharmaceutical, Veterinary
Echinacea LE Echinacea purpurea L. Flowering herb excluding the roots Colds, Superficial wounds Pharmaceutical, Cosmetic, Veterinary
Siphonochilus LE Siphonochilus aethiopicus (Schweinf.) B.L.Burtt Underground parts of the stem Allergic rhinitis Pharmaceutical, Veterinary
Kigelia LE Kigelia africana Lam. Whole fruit Wound healing, Syphilis, Rheumatism Pharmaceutical, Cosmetic
Passiflora LE Passiflora incarnata L. Flowering herb excluding the roots Anti-stress, Sedative Pharmaceutical, Veterinary
Pelargonium LE Pelargonium sidoides DC. Tuberous part of plant root Respiratory infection Pharmaceutical
Sutherlandia LE Sutherlandia frutescens L. Flowering herb excluding the roots Immune Pharmaceutical, Veterinary
Aloe Vera LE Aloe vera (L.) Brum.f. Whole leaf Detoxification, Anti-aging Cosmetic

Plant materials

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

Ingredient Botanical Name therapeutic indication market application
Buchu Betulina Leaf Agathosma betulina (P.J.Bergius) Pillans Urinary tract infection, Respiratory infection, rheumatism, Stomach ailments Pharmceutical, Cosmetic, Veterinary
Elderberry Flower Sambucus nigra L. Respiratory infection Pharmceutical
Pelargonium Sidoides Tuber Sliced Pelargonium sidoides DC. Respiratory infection Pharmceutical, Veterinary
Uzara Tuber Sliced Xysmalobium undulatum L. Gastrointestinal ailments Pharmceutical, Veterinary
Rosehip Shells and Powder Rosa canina L. Anti-inflammatory; antioxidant Pharmceutical, Cosmetic, Veterinary, Nutraceutical, Food & Beverage
Sutherlandia tea cut Sutherlandia frutescens (L.) R.Br. Immune support Pharmaceutical, Food & Beverage
Moringa powder Moringa oleifera Lam. Antioxidant, high nutrition value Nutraceutical, Food & Beverage
Baobab pulp powder Adansonia digitata L. Antioxidant, high nutritional value Food & Beverage

Oils

 

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

Ingredient Botanical Name indication Market application
Baobab Oil Adansonia digitata L. Increases skin elasticity, Heals damaged skin, Antioxidant Cosmetic
Buchu Betulina Oil Agathosma betulina P.J Bergius Urinary tract infection, Respiratory infection, Rheumatism, Stomach ailments. Anti-inflammatory.

Taste enhancer , flavor building block

Cosmetic, Food & Beverage
Rosehip Oil Organic Rosa canina L. semen sicc Skin healing Cosmetic
Tagetes Minuta Oil

 

Tagetes minuta

 

Perfumery, Flavoring Cosmetic, Food & Beverage
Moringa Oil Moringa oliefera

 

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

 

Agathosma crenulata

 

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

Powder Extracts

Ingredient Botanical Name THERAPEUTIC INDICATION application form market application
Aloe Ferox Bitters powder Aloe ferox Mill. Wound healing, Anti-fungal, Anti-diabetic, Anti-inflammatory, Immune support Tablet Pharmaceutical
Aloe Vera 200:1 PE

 

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

Beverage, Confectionary

Pharmaceutical, Cosmetic, Nutraceutical, Food & Bev
Organic 100% Aloe Vera PE Aloe vera (L.) Brum.f. Wound healing, Anti-fungal, Anti-diabetic, Anti-inflammatory, Immune support Tablet, Capsule, Cream/Lotion Pharmaceutical, Cosmetic, Nutraceutical, Food & Beverage
Green Rooibos PE Aspalathus linearis (Brum.f) R.Dahlgren Antioxidant Cream/Lotion, Shampoo, Beverage, Confectionary Cosmetic, Food & Beverage
Rooibos 18:1 PE Aspalathus linearis (Brum.f) R.Dahlgren Antioxidant Cream/Lotion, Shampoo, Capsule, Tablet

Beverage, Confectionary

Pharmaceutical, Cosmetic, Nutraceutical, Food & Beverage
Rosehip 4:1 PE Rosa canina L. Rheumatism, Skin healing, Immune support Tablet, Capsule, Syrup, Cream/Lotion

Beverage, Confectionary

Pharmaceutical, Cosmetic, Nutraceutical, Food & Beverage
Sutherlandia PE Sutherlandia frutescens (L.) R.Br Immune support Capsule, Tablets, Drops, Syrup Pharmaceutical, Food & Bev
Kigelia PE Kigelia africana (Lam.) Benth.

 

Anti-bacterial, Anti-fungal, Wound healing, Dermatitis Cream/Lotion Cosmetic

 

Honeybush 20:1 PE Cyclopia spp.

 

Antioxidant, Anti-aging Capsule, Tablet

Beverage, Confectionary Cream/Lotion, Shampoo

Food & Bev, Cosmetic, Nutraceutical,
Hoodia 20:1 PE Hoodia gordonii (Mason) Sweet ex Decne. Weight-loss Capsule Pharmaceutical, Nutraceutical, Food & Bev
Moringa PE Moringa oleifera Lam. Antioxidant, high nutrition value Capsule, Tablet, Food & Beverage, Confectionary Food & Bev, Nutraceutical
Buchu 3:1 PE

Buchu 4:1 PE

Agathosma betulina (P.J. Bergius) Pillans Urinary tract infections, Colds, Stomach ailments, Rheumatism Capsule, Tablet, Cream/Lotion, Shampoo, Gel, Pharmaceutical, Cosmetic, Veterinary ,Food & Beverage
Hibiscus PE Hibiscus sabdariffa L. Natural colourant, Antioxidant Food & Beverage, Confectionary Food & Bev, Nutraceutical

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