traditional herbal products, natural, vegan
Aloe Leaf, Bangalala, Bulbine, Devil’s Claw, Hoodia, Hypoxis, Irvingia, Pelargonium, Sceletium, Sutherlandia
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All the products in this range are considered safe to consume in the Pharmacopoeia (AfrHP 2010)
The herbs used are all sustainably harvested without diminishing natural wild populations. We don’t trade any of the rare barks or endangered species from the wild (the two rare species that we do trade are organically cultivated from wild seed – Hoodia and Sceletium).
Licensed: Our trade is monitored by CapeNature conservation authorities and we have a license to sell these species. Afrigetics is also a licensed collaborator under a bioprospecting permit.
Benefit Sharing: The communities in rural areas that supply our herbs are given a portion of profit through a government approved benefit sharing agreement signed by our processing partner. We have also signed a separate agreement with the South African San Council that sees a share of our sales go to their officially sanctioned organisation for community development.
Standardised Quality Control: Our herbs are made to exacting standards and we have gone to great lengths to standardise them for the active ingredients that make them effective herbal medicines. They are tested by the University of Stellenbosch and University of the Western Cape to determine that these active ingredients are present. Some of our products are even freeze-dried to ensure optimum ingredient preservation of medicinal properties that may be susceptible to heat.
Vegan friendly: The Afrigetics range is suitable for conscious consumers – no animal products are used and all herbs are packed into vegetable cellulose capsules. Our herbal extracts also do not contain any solvents such as alcohol or ethanol so they are completely suitable for Halaal purposes.