Who we are
Kiwiherb is a proudly New Zealand-born and run company. We specialise in 100% natural, premium herbal healthcare products that take advantage of all the New Zealand native goodness that surrounds us.
Combining traditional herbs with modern science, we use New Zealand-grown, sustainably sourced and certified organic herbs wherever possible to provide trusted, proven health solutions for the whole family.
How we started
Kiwiherb was formed in 2000 after our founder, Medical Herbalist Phil Rasmussen, recognised the need for premium quality, 100% natural herbal healthcare to be readily available for everyone. Not only natural healthcare, but healthcare that is crammed full of herbs and other ingredients grown here in New Zealand.
Inspired by how well plants thrive here, and their high levels of active compounds, we source as many of our herbs as possible from local certified organic growers, maximising the purity and potency of our products.
New Zealand is also renowned for its incredibly diverse range of native plants, and many of these have powerful and unique healing properties. Some Kiwiherb products combine the wisdom of Rongoā (Māori herbal medicine) with New Zealand native herbs, carefully selected for their time-honoured traditional medicinal uses. We ensure these plants are wildcrafted (collected from their natural environment) in a sustainable, ethical way.
Almost 20 years on, Phil’s vision for Kiwiherb is being realised. We now produce over 30 products for the entire family, under stringent medicines manufacturing (GMP certified) conditions, at our West Auckland facilities. Our seed to shelf process involves working closely with our growers, and an impressive 90% of Kiwiherb products contain locally produced ingredients.
Our commitment to organics
To us, using certified organic ingredients in Kiwiherb products is key to both helping us craft better natural healthcare, and to looking after the planet for future generations.
That’s why we actively seek out certified organic New Zealand-grown ingredients, as far as possible. We work closely with our local growers to foster ongoing quality and sustainability, and have always been great advocates of much more in the way of certified organics, to our farming, wellness and economic future.
Currently, 50% of our Kiwiherb products are certified organic by BioGro, New Zealand's leading organic certification agency - and we’re actively working on boosting this number. Locally sourced ingredients include not only medicinal herbs, but also various honeys and fruit extracts.
Certified organic means Kiwis are getting maximum goodness from truly natural health products, with no nasties. This enables Kiwiherb products to provide gentle yet effective herbal care for the whole family.
Our organic journey is still continuing – we look forward to the day, in the not too distant future – when 100% of Kiwiherb products are certified organic and made of 100% New Zealand-grown, sustainably sourced ingredients!