Kolorex Intimate Wash
A natural product to assist in restoring and maintaining feminine hygiene, especially when there is an overgrowth of yeast.
All Kolorex products are made in New Zealand with Horopito extract, rich in the active ingredient polygodial. Polygodial is scientifically proven to kill Candida albicans.
Horopito, one of the world's oldest flowering plants, has survived so well in funghi-infested rainforests because the active components in its leaves discourage attack from fungi or predators. These protective properties were recognised by the Maori people, who traditionally used the leaves as an external and internal remedy.
The main active component Horopito is polygodial, but at least three other natural anti-fungal compounds are present in the leaves. In addition to its anti-fungal properties, Horopito also contains the powerful antioxidant flavonoids - quercetin and taxifolin. University research in New Zealand and USA has identified the natural active components and compared them favourably against pharmaceutical counterparts.
Horopito leaves, whole or extracted, are the key ingredient in Forest Herbs' KOLOREX range. Forest Herbs has discovered a five-fold difference in anti-Candida activity between the most active and least active Horopito populations. An effective preparation needs to be based on Horopito derived from one of the 'active' populations. Forest Herbs Research has the only commercial planting of active Horopito (grown organically) and a patent over its use. Funds generated from the commercial activities of Forest Herbs Research are used to search for new medicinal plants in New Zealand.