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Afrigetics Botanicals

PORTFOLIO PRESENTATION

GREEN GOLD

A portfolio of 10
Commercially Successful
Sub-Saharan African Herbs

Afrigetics Botanicals

GREEN GOLD
A portfolio of 10 Commercially
Successful Southern African Herbs

SEARCHING FOR
GREEN GOLD
In developing our portfolio of African
herbs we have asked the experts
which key herbs would be the most
likely to emerge
from Sub-Saharan
Africa?
Our research has highlighted 10 plants
with serious commercial potential,
based on these factors:
1 . P ro v e n c o m m e rc i a l s u c c e s s
records.
2. Stable, long-term supply
3. Well researched and efficacy
proven.
This is our introduction to the most
promising herbs from Sub Saharan
Africa. This is the Green Gold Portfolio

60 % of worlds plant species are in Sub


Saharan Africa... less than 8% of the
1,100 commercialised medicinal plants
are from Africa

- AFRHP (2010)

MARKET RESEARCH + AFRICAN PHARMACOPOEIA

GREEN GOLD -

SUCCESS STORIES
USING SOUTHERN AFRICAN PLANT SPECIES

AFRICAN HERBAL
PHARMACOPOEIA

Based on years of formal research into the


commercial histories of African herbs, Green
Gold highlights what the researchers believe will
be the most commercially important Southern
African herbs to emerge in the future. This
valuable research has guided our presentation of
which herbs we believe will be on that list.

The publication of this book


gives us a global standard
for our our herbs to meet.
The monographs on each
herb include quality control
standards that are required
by the international
pharmaceutical industry.
With the publication of
these standards our African
herbs have been given an
international passport to
move into the formal
economy.

Schwabes 80 million Euro turnover in 2006 from


their Southern African Pelargonium sidoides is
one such story that turned peoples attention to
the value of African herbs. What other treasures
are waiting to be properly introduced to the lives
of people around the world who choose herbal
medicines as their primary healthcare?

OPPORTUNITY KNOCKS...
Which South African herbs will profit from our global $60 billion herbal products
industry?

... up to date botanical,


biochemical, pharmacological and
commercial information...

Our selection for the plant with

the BIGGEST POTENTIAL


- Proven to reduce the duration
and severity of the common cold.
- 80 million Euro turnover in 2006
by Schwabe (Germany)

ABOUT
P E L A: Pelargonium
R G O Nsidoides
I U Mis aSplant
I Dnative
O ItoDSouth
E S Africa and has been used as a traditional medicine for centuries. Extracts of

Pelargonium sidoides have been proven to reduce the duration and severity of the flu, especially with infections of the bronchia.
HISTORY: Marketing of the remedy as a treatment for bronchitis and symptoms of common cold started in the 1990s resulting in full fledged
clinical trials. In December 2005, the Federal Institute for Drugs and Medical Devices approved a new license for the use of a patented extract
(EPs7630) as a drug. Its a fully licensed liquid herbal medicine on the german herbal market. The drug is listed in the European Pharmacopoeia.

COMMERCIAL STATUS:

In 2006, German company Schwabe had a turnover of

EUR 80 million from their single-ingredient product containing extract of Pelargonium


sidoides root. This product, called Umckaloabo, has now been introduced in the USA
as Umcka Cold Care by FLORA. A preparation of P sidoides mother tincture is
marketed in the Ukraine, Russia and Latvia as Umckalor. Various liquid and sold
preparations are avialble as herbal supplements in USA, Mexico and many other
countries.
Useful Links: True Botanica Webinar
Umcka Cold Care
Schwabe Pharmaceuticals

In any situation, the best thing you can do is the


right thing; the next best thing you can do is the
wrong thing; the worst thing you can do is
nothing.
- Theodore Roosevelt

10 KEY MEDICINAL PLANTS FROM SUB-SAHARAN AFRICA.


SPECIES NAME

COMM.
SUCCESS

PHARMACOPOEIA

MODE OF ACTION

CURRENT USE

MARKET SEGMENT

1. Aloe ferox bitter sap

Laxative, bitter tonic

Herbal laxative formulations.

General healthcare, specifically colonic


healthcare markets.

2. Aloe arborescens leaf


powder

Skin and hare care, weight


loss.

Weight loss products, skin and hair


products, immune support, colonic
healthcare.

Immune support, weight loss, cosmetic


markets.

3. Bulbine natalensis

Aphrodisiac

Testosterone booster.

Sports supplements.

4. Buchu

Diuretic, pain relief, antiinflamatory.

Sports supplements (topical relief of pain


and inflamation), weight loss products,
food and flavor industry.

Sports supplements, weight loss, food


and flavor.

5. Devils Claw

Analgesic, pain relief, antiarthritis.

Sports supplements (topical relief of pain


and inflamation), tonic supplements
targetting arthritis and rheumatism and
associated pain relief.

Sports supplements, arthritis and


rheumatism, pain relief.

6. Hoodia

Appetite suppressant, antidiabetic.

Natural weight loss products as a single


herb or part of a formulation.

Weight loss.

7. Pelargonium sidoides

Immune modulatory.

Specifically used in products that treat


colds and flu, especially bronchitis.

Immune modulatory.

8. Sceletium

SSRI

Used as a natural treatment for insomnia


and depression.

Anti-depressants.

9. Sutherlandia

Anti-viral, antooxidant,
adaptogenic.

Anti-retroviral, anti-cancer, colds and flu,


treatment of wasting in cancer and AIDS
patients.

Cancer, HIV, immune-modulatory.

10. Rooibos

Antioxidant

Mostly consumed as a caffeine-free


alternative to tea.

Herbal teas, antioxidant skincare.

1. ALOE FEROX BITTER SAP


NLT 12-18% ALOIN
C o m m o n n a m e s :
A l o e f e r o x M i l l , C a p e A l o e ,
A l o e f e r o x b i t t e r c r y s t a l s
L a t i n N a m e : A l o e f e r o x
Q u i c k F a c t s : A l o e f e r o x i s
o n e o f t h e k e y c o m m e r c i a l
p l a n t s p e c i e s t r a d e d i n
S o u t h e r n A f r i c a . I t s b e e n
u s e d f o r c e n t u r i e s a s a
n a t u r a l l a x a t i v e a n d h a s a
s t r o n g h i s t o r y o f
i n t e r n a t i o n a l t r a d e . I t s a
n a t u r a l l a x a t i v e a n d b i t t e r
t o n i c f o r i m p r o v i n g
d i g e s t i o n , w o u n d h e a l i n g
properties.
P h a r m a c o l o g i c a l
p r o p e r t i e s :
- L a x a t i v e - s t i m u l a t e s
p e r i s t a l s i s a n d m u c o u s
secretion
- A n t i - i n f l a m a t o r y

A c t i v e i n g r e d i e n t s : A l o i n
C o m m e r c i a l S u c c e s s :
A l o e f e r o x h a s b e e n u s e d i n
t h e p o p u l a r r e m e d i e s
S w e d i s h B i t t e r s a n d
Lewensessens
- U s e d i n m a n y c o m m e r c i a l
l a x a t i v e m e d i c i n e s
worldwide.
- A p u r e e x t r a c t o f A l o e
b i t t e r s k n o w n a s A l o e s i n
w h i c h i s s o l d b y A f r i g e t i c s
h a s a p p l i c a t i o n s i n t h e s k i n
l i g h t e n i n g i n d u s t r y ,
e s p e c i a l l y i n J a p a n .
P r o d u c t s O f f e r e d :
A l o e f e r o x b i t t e r c r y s t a l N L T
1 2 % A l o i n a m d A l o e f e r o x
b i t t e r c r y s t a l w i t h N L T 1 8 %
Aloin

2. ALOE ARBORESCENS
LEAF POWDER NLT 2%
ALOIN
C o m m o n n a m e s :
A l o e a r b o r e s c e n c s p o w d e r ,
a l o e w h o l e l e a f p o w d e r
L a t i n N a m e : A l o e
arborescence.
Q u i c k F a c t s : A l o e l e a f
p o w d e r h a s b e e n u s e d t r a d e d
t o A s i a f o r m a n y c e n t u r i e s
a n d i s t r a d i t i o n a l l y u s e d i n
s k i n c a r e a n d w e i g h t l o s s
p r o d u c t s . A l o e a r b o r e s c e n c e
P r o p e r t i e s : A N a t u r a l
L a x a t i v e a n d b i t t e r t o n i c f o r
i m p r o v i n g d i g e s t i o n , w o u n d
h e a l i n g p r o p e r t i e s . I m m u n e
m o d u l a t o r y p r o p e r t i e s .
P h a r m a c o l o g i c a l
p r o p e r t i e s :
- L a x a t i v e - s t i m u l a t e s
p e r i s t a l s i s a n d m u c o u s
secretion

- A n t i - i n f l a m a t o r y
- a n t i - t u m o r g e n i c
- p h y t o t h e r a p e u t i c
A c t i v e i n g r e d i e n t s : A l o i n
C o m m e r c i a l S u c c e s s :
A p p r o v e d i n K o r e a a s a
n a t u r a l s u p p l e m e n t f o r
w e i g h t l o s s . R e c e n t s t u d i e s
c o n d u c t e d b y t h e P a l a t i n i n
S a l z a n o V e n e z i a I n s t i t u t e i n
I t a l y d i s c o v e r e d t h a t a l o e
a r b o r e s c e n s i s 2 0 0 % r i c h e r i n
p h y t h o r a p e u t i c c o m p o u n d s
t h a n a l o e v e r a .

3. BUCHU
C o m m o n n a m e s :
Buchu
L a t i n N a m e : A g a t h o s m a
betulina
Q u i c k F a c t s :
B u c h u h a s b e e n u s e d f o r
c e n t u r i e s b y t h e S a n B u s h m e n
a s a t e a . I t h a s m a n y h e a l t h
p r o p e r t i e s a n d i s c o n s i d e r e d
a s a g e n e r a l t o n i c . R e c e n t
r e s e a r c h h i g h l i g h t s i s u s e a s
a s p o r t s s u p p l e m e n t a n d i n
w e i g h t l o s s . T h e l e a f p o w d e r
i s u s e d a s A n t i - i n f l a m a t o r y i n
s p o r t s s u p p l e m e n t s , t h e o i l i s
u s e d i n t o p i c a l a p p l i c a t i o n s
f o r p a i n r e l i e f a n d a n t i -
i n f l a m a t o r y . F l a v o r a n d
f r a g r a n c e i n d u s t r y u s e s t h e
o i l i n s o f t d r i n k s a n d
perfumes.

P h a r m a c o l o g i c a l
p r o p e r t i e s :
D i u r e t i c , A n a l g e s i c
A c t i v e I n g r e d i e n t s :
F l a v o n o i d s , b u c h u c a m p h o r
(diosphenol).
C o m m e r c i a l S u c c e s s :
C o m m e r c i a l l y u s e d i n
p e r f u m e s a n d s o f t d r i n k s ,
m o s t l y b y E u r o p e a n f i r m s .
T h e o i l s h e l p e n h a n c e f r u i t
f l a v o u r s , p a r t i c u l a r l y
b l a c k c u r r a n t , m a k i n g t h e m
i d e a l f o r s o f t d r i n k s a n d i t s
u s e d b y t h e f r a g r a n c e h o u s e s
i n u p m a r k e t p e r f u m e s . C o c a -
C o l a r e c e n t l y e x p l o r e d i t f o r
t h e i r d i e t s o f t - d r i n k s .
Buchu is: FDA-Approved (FDA No:
172.510) and Proven Safe (GRAS No:
2169)

P r o d u c t s O f f e r e d :
M i l l e d l e a f p o w d e r a n d B u c h u
oil.

4.BULBINE NATALENSIS
C o m m o n n a m e s :
B u l b i n e , R o o i w o r t e l
L a t i n N a m e : B u l b i n e
natalensis
Q u i c k F a c t s :
B u l b i n e h a s b e e n u s e d b y
Z u l u m e n f o r c e n t u r i e s a s a
n a t u r a l a p h r o d i s i a c p r o b a b l y
d u e t o i t s t e s t o s t e r o n e
b o o s t i n g p r o p e r t i e s . L a t e l y
i t s b e c o m e a n i n c r e a s i n g l y
p o p u l a r i n g r e d i e n t i n t h e
s p o r t s s u p p l e m e n t i n d u s t r y
d u e t o i t s p r o - t e s t o s t e r o n e
p r o p e r t i e s . M o s t o f t h e h y p e
w a s c a u s e d b y a s t u d y
p u b l i s h e d i n S o u t h A f r i c a
s h o w e d a 3 5 0 % r i s e i n
t e s t o s t e r o n e i n r a t s u s i n g
e x t r a c t s o f B u l b i n e .

P h a r m a c o l o g i c a l
p r o p e r t i e s :
P r o - h o r m o n e ( t e s t o s t e r o n e )
A c t i v e i n g r e d i e n t s : P o s s i b l y
a n t h r a q u i n o n e s a n d
sapnonins.
C o m m e r c i a l S u c c e s s :
B u l b i n e p r o d u c t s a r e n e w t o
t h e m a r k e t o f s p o r t s
s u p p l e m e n t s b u t t h e y a r e
r i s i n g i n n u m b e r q u i c k l y .
S o m e s u c c e s s f u l b r a n d s :
P r o l e n s i s , T e s t a b o l .
P r o d u c t s o f f e r e d
M i l l e d s t e m p o w d e r
5 : 1 E x t r a c t ( C o l d - w a t e r
s o a k e d , u l t r a s o n i c e x t r a c t ,
f r e e z e - d r i e d ) .

5. DEVILS CLAW
C o m m o n n a m e s :
D e v i l s C l a w

C o m m e r c i a l S u c c e s s :
D e v i l s C l a w h a s a l o n g h i s t o r y
o f u s e i n E u r o p e a n d U S A a s
L a t i n N a m e : H a r p a g o p h y t u m h e r b a l m e d i c i n a l p r o d u c t s f o r
procumbens
a r t h r i t i s a n d b a c k p a i n -
e x p o r t v o l u m e s a r e e s t i m a t e d
Q u i c k F a c t s :
a t 6 0 0 - 8 0 0 t o n n e s a n n u a l l y .
D e v i l s C l a w i s a v e r y p o p u l a r I t s b e e n s o l d i n m a n y
i n g r e d i e n t i n h e r b a l
p r o d u c t s a r o u n d t h e w o r l d
m e d i c i n e s f o r a r t h r i t i s a n d
s i n c e t h e 1 9 6 0 s .
p a i n r e l i e f a s s o c i a t e d w i t h
j o i n t s a n d i n j u r i e s .
P r o d u c t s O f f e r e d :
M i l l e d p o w d e r o r f r e e z e -
d r i e d e x t r a c t s t a n d a r d i z e d
P h a r m a c o l o g i c a l
f o r a c t i v e i n g r e d i e n t
p r o p e r t i e s :
Harpagocide.
A n t i - a r t h r i t i c , A n t i o x i d a n t ,
A n a l g e s i c , A n t i - i n f l a m a t o r y .
A c t i v e I n g r e d i e n t s :
I r i d o i d g l y c o s i d e s ,
h a r p a g o c i d e , f l a v o n o i d s

6.HOODIA
C o m m o n n a m e s :
H o o d i a ,

P h a r m a c o l o g i c a l
p r o p e r t i e s :
A p p e t i t e s u p p r e s s a n t , a n t i -
L a t i n N a m e : H o o d i a g o r d o n i i d i a b e t i c .
Q u i c k F a c t s :
H o o d i a r o s e t o f a m e w h e n
P f i z e r c h o s e t o u s e i t a s a n
a p p e t i t e s u p p r e s s a n t i n t h e i r
S l i m F a s t p r o d u c t . A m a j o r
r i s e i n d e m a n d f r o m
2 0 0 4 - 2 0 0 6 l e d t o a s h o r t a g e
i n s u p p l y a n d f a k e H o o d i a
i n f i l t r a t e d t h e m a r k e t a n d
c o l l a p s e d t h e i n d u s t r y . T h e
c o o l i n g o f f p e r i o d h a s b e e n 6
y e a r s n o w a n d s o m e
c o m p a n i e s a r e s t a r t i n g t o r e -
l a u n c h w e i g h t l o s s p r o d u c t s
c o n t a i n i n g H o o d i a i n
c o u n t r i e s o t h e r t h a n t h e U S A .

A c t i v e I n g r e d i e n t s :
P 5 7 , s t e r o i d a l g l y c o s i d e s
C o m m e r c i a l S u c c e s s :
T h e l e g i t i m a t e H o o d i a m a r k e t
w a s e s t i m a t e d t o b e w o r t h
$ 1 0 0 m i l l i o n i n 2 0 0 5 , t h e
c o u n t e r f e i t m a r k e t w a s
e s t i m a t e d t o b e m a n y t i m e s
l a r g e r t h a n t h i s . T r i m S p a a n d
H - 5 7 w e r e t w o n o t a b l e
b r a n d s o n t h e U S m a r k e t .
P r o d u c t s O f f e r e d :
M i l l e d l e a f p o w d e r a n d
f r e e z e - d r i e d p o w d e r -
s t a n d a r d i z e d f o r N L T
0.25%P57

7. PELARGONIUM
C o m m o n n a m e s :
P e l a r g o n i u m , U m c k a l o a b o
L a t i n N a m e : P e l a r g o n i u m
sidoides
Q u i c k F a c t s :
C o l d a n d f l u r e m e d i e s -
e s p e c i a l l y c h i l d r e n s c o u g h
s y r u p s . E x t r a c t s o f
P e l a r g o n i u m h a v e b e e n
p r o v e n t o r e d u c e t h e
d u r a t i o n a n d s e v e r i t y o f
c o l d s , e s p e c i a l l y r e l a t i n g t o
b r o n c h i a l i n f e c t i o n s o f t h e
l u n g s .
P h a r m a c o l o g i c a l
p r o p e r t i e s :
A n t i - m i c r o b i a l a n d
immunomodulary
A c t i v e I n g r e d i e n t s :
U m c k a l i n , p o l y p h e n o l s ,
epitichin.

C o m m e r c i a l S u c c e s s :
I n 2 0 0 6 , G e r m a n p h a r m a
c o m p a n y S c h w a b e s o l d m o r e
t h a n E U R 8 0 m i l l i o n o f t h e i r
P e l a r g o n i u m b a s e d p r o d u c t
U m c k a l o a b o . O t h e r
c o m p a n i e s a c r o s s t h e w o r l d
a r e f o l l o w i n g i n t h e i r
f o o t s t e p s n o w , u s i n g
P e l a r g o n i u m b a s e d
f o r m u l a t i o n s f o r c o l d c a r e
p r o d u c t s . F l o r a i n t h e U S A
s e l l s P e l a r g o n i u m s i d o i d e s
p r e p a r a t i o n s a s U m c k a C o l d
Care.
P r o d u c t s O f f e r e d :
M i l l e d l e a f p o w d e r a n d
f r e e z e - d r i e d e x t r a c t ,
s t a n d a r d i z e d t o :
- U m c k a l i n 1 0 0 a n d 3 0 0 p p m .
- P o l y p h e n o l s N L T 1 0 % , 2 0 %

8.ROOIBOS
C o m m o n n a m e s :
R e d T e a , R o o i b o s T e a
L a t i n N a m e : A s p a l a t h u s
linearis
Q u i c k F a c t s :
R o o i b o s t e a i s a p o p u l a r
e x p o r t p r o d u c t i n S o u t h
A f r i c a a n d i s a c o n s i d e r e d a
l e g i t i m a t e a l t e r n a t i v e t o
B l a c k t e a . I n t h e U S A i t i s
k n o w n a s R e d T e a a n d s o l d
i n s e v e r a l d i f f e r e n t
c o m m e r c i a l t e a s , a n d d r i n k s .
T h e a n t i o x i d a n t p r o p e r t i e s o f
r o o i b o s a r e u s e d t o m a r k e t i t
i n s k i n c a r e p r o d u c t s .
P h a r m a c o l o g i c a l p r o p e r t i e s :
A n t i - o x i d a n t , antiradical
A c t i v e I n g r e d i e n t s :
P o l y p h e n o l s , A s p a l a t h i n

C o m m e r c i a l S u c c e s s :
R o o i b o s h a s n o w b e c o m e a
w o r l d w i d e n a m e a n d i s
g a i n i n g c o n s i d e r a b l e
m o m e n t u m i n t h e w o r l d
m a r k e t . G e r m a n y i s t h e
l a r g e s t i m p o r t e r o f R o o i b o s
t e a f o r m S o u t h A f r i c a .
P r o d u c t s O f f e r e d :
R o o i b o s t e a l e a f c u t s i n
v a r i o u s f o r m s ( f e r m e n t e d ,
g r e e n l e a f , m i l l e d t o m e s h
requirement).

9. SCELETIUM
C o m m o n n a m e s :
K a n n , s c e l e t i u m

mesembrine.

C o m m e r c i a l S u c c e s s :
P L T h o m a s ( P L T ) a n d S o u t h
A f r i c a n p a r t n e r H G & H
P h a r m a c e u t i c a l s l a u n c h e d
Q u i c k F a c t s :
Z e m b r i n a t t h e 2 0 1 2
S c e l e t i u m i s a n a t u r a l a n t i -
S u p p l y S i d e W e s t s h o w a n d i s
d e p r e s s a n t t h a t h a s a l s o b e e n s e t t o f o c u s o n m a r k e t
s h o w n t o i m p r o v e c o g n i t i o n p e n e t r a t i o n d u r i n g t h e y e a r
( c o n c e n t r a t i o n , c o g n i t i v e
2 0 1 3 . T h e c o m p a n y b e l i e v e s
f u n c t i o n s ) . A l t e r n a t i v e t o
t h a t Z e m b r i n i s h i g h l y
p h a r m a c e u t i c a l a n t i -
c o m p e t i t i v e i n r e l a t i o n t o
d e p r e s s a n t s a n d m o r e
o t h e r i n g r e d i e n t s i n t h e
e f f e c t i v e t h a n S t J o h n s W o r t . s u p p l e m e n t i n d u s t r y t h a t
R e s e a r c h s h o w s i t e l e v a t e s
s u p p o r t c o g n i t i o n , d e p r e s s i o n
m o o d a n d r e d u c e s a n x i e t y ,
s t r e s s a n d t e n s i o n .
a n d s t r e s s .
L a t i n N a m e : S c e l e t i u m
tortuosum

P h a r m a c o l o g i c a l
p r o p e r t i e s :
SSRI
A c t i v e I n g r e d i e n t s :
A l k a l o i d s , n o t a b l y

P r o d u c t s O f f e r e d :
S c e l e t i u m h e r b a l p o w d e r a n d
S c e l e t i u m s t a n d a r d i z e d
e x t r a c t N L T 1 % A l k a l o i d s ,
0 . 3 % m e s e m b r i n e .

10.SUTHERLANDIA
C o m m o n n a m e s :
S u t h e r l a n d i a , C a n c e r B u s h
L a t i n N a m e : S u t h e r l a n d i a
frutescens
Q u i c k F a c t s :
S u t h e r l a n d i a i s p o s s i b l y t h e
m o s t w i d e l y u s e d h e r b i n
S o u t h e r n A f r i c a , m o s t
f a m o u s l y u s e d i n t h e
t r e a t m e n t o f w a s t i n g i n H I V
p a t i e n t s . I t i s c o m m o n l y
k n o w n a s C a n c e r B u s h
b e c a u s e o f i t s c a n c e r
p r e v e n t i o n e f f i c a c y h a s b e e n
t r a d i t i o n a l l y p r o v e n .
P h a r m a c o l o g i c a l
p r o p e r t i e s : A n t i -
c a r c i n o g e n i c , a n t i o x i d a n t ,
a n t i - i n f l a m a t o r y , a n t i - H I V ,
a n t i d i a b e t i c , a n t i - s t r e s s , a n t i -

v i r a l , L - a r g i n i n e a n t a g o n i s t ,
i m m u n e m o d u l a t o r y , b i t t e r
tonic.
A c t i v e I n g r e d i e n t s :
Carvanine
C o m m e r c i a l S u c c e s s :
S u t h e r l a d i a i s t r a d e d w i d e l y
i n S o u t h e r n A f r i c a b u t h a s
n o t y e t b e e n s o l d i n t o t h e
m a i n s t r e a m i n a n y s i g n i f i c a n t
w a y . T h e p o t e n t i a l f o r t h i s
m u l t i - f u n c t i o n a l h e r b i s y e t
t o b e r e a l i z e d .
P r o d u c t s O f f e r e d :
M i l l e d l e a f p o w d e r f r o m
s e l e c t e d s t r a i n s o f h i g h l y
a c t i v e p l a n t m a t e r i a l .

Web: www.afrigetics.com
See our retail product portfolio for ideas: www.afrigetics.co.za
Sample requests should be mailed to sales@afrigetics.com (samples sent free
of charge by post office)

FACILITIES, KEY
MEMBERS,
EXPERIENCE.

Contact Tel: +27(0)448771696 [e-mail is preferred]


Postal Address: Postnet Suite 123, Bag X6590, George, W.Cape, 6560.
Physical address for sales office: 381 waterside Rd, Wilderness, W.Cape, South
Africa, 6560

Afrigetics Botanicals forms part of


a joint venture co-operation within
the South African agri-processing
sector. We work with three specific
rural communities in the sourcing
of our raw materials and share
royalties with the the San people
of Southern Africa. Our expertise
and skills base include exporting
(incoterms 2010 compliance),
f o r m a l h o r t i c u l t u re , d e t a i l e d
knowledge of African
pharmacology, agri-processing
and, sustainable wild harvesting.

regulations in the African Herbal


Pharmacopoeia (2010). We are
licensed to sell protected species,
h a v e a v a l i d b e n e fi t s h a r i n g
agreement (Bioprospecting License
pending) and are endorsed by the
SA San Institute.

The partners involved in Afrigetics


Botanicals have been actively
involved in the trade of African
medicinal plants for over 15 years.
We also have the capacity and
experience to source beyond SubSaharan Africa for our customer
Our processing facility is based in requirements.
the Western Cape of South Africa
and is Euro-GAP compliant. All our
herbs are processed for active
ingredients and microbial standards
according to WHO (1998)

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SKYPE NAME: stevenlindsayhurt

Steve Hurt is the owner of Afrigetics


Botanicals.
His formal studies include an
undergraduate degree in Environmental
Science, postgraduate studies at WITS in
Local Economic Development and
informal studies in African pharmacology.
Steve is currently Businessman of the
Year 2012 as nominated by the George
Business Chamber.