Horopito (species Pseudowintera colorata) is an ancient plant endemic to New Zealand
Horopito is considered one of the oldest flowering plants – having remained unchanged for the last 65 million years.
The powerful healing properties of Horopito were traditionally recognised as a natural remedy for skin and stomach upsets. In addition to traditional use, many years of rigorous scientific research has proven that Horopito has potent medicinal properties. Horopito is best known as a potent antifungal, especially against Candida albicans. In fact, Horopito is now recognised as the leading herb in the fight against Candida.
As well as being a powerful antifungal, a breakthrough came when researchers at the University of Otago discovered that Horopito extract is very effective at killing the herpes virus. It was this discovery that started the journey to launch KOLSORE® to the world.