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The Kiwiherb way – what makes us different!


  • I brought a bottle of De-stuff for my 11 month old daughter yesterday who has had a runny nose for the last 5 days, I've been wiping her nose constantly but after 2 doses of De-stuff I've only had to wipe her nose twice today. I wish I'd known about this sooner. I will be using this straight away in the future
    – Melissa Bayne
  • My wife and I have been using this product for years and they are amazing and work fantastic!!! We have the all the children's stuff including the echinature, chest syrup, throats syrup and the De-stuff!!! Absolutely amazing products We love them
    – Craig Hume
  • Brought a bottle of children's chest syrup and it works like magic no more coughing during the night. Also my son loves the taste
    – Philippa Quigley
  • Absolutely love baby balm. My 6 week old had flakey, dry skin and nothing I had tried was helping until I tried baby balm. Her skin is so much better. I can't believe how fast it worked. Thank you Kiwiherb!!!
    – Alex Lazzaro
  • I love Kiwiherb! Finding something that worked so well, and was safe for my daughter when she was at an age where she couldn't have all other medicines, it was such a great help! And now I use nothing else
    – Alyssa Francis-King
  • On Sunday we bought De-Stuff for our 3 year old daughter who has struggled with a cold all week. After 2 doses of it, along with the Chesty formula, she slept so well that night and woke up looking and sounding so much better. Now almost 3 days later her cold is all but gone. I wish I had have found out about it sooner.
    – Bridgette Robinson
  • I'm not often inspired enough to go seek out a brand's Facebook page just to give them my positive feedback - in fact this is the first time ever. I just wanted to express how much I love the children's cough syrup, it's always worked wonders on my kids - it's now taken to the next level with the inclusion of the syringe which is long enough to reach the bottom of the bottle - hurray! It's always been the bane of my mum-life trying to reach the medicine when the bottles have run low with syringes that aren't long enough - thank you!
    – Melissa White
  • Received a bottle of children's chest syrup to trial and what can I say it's magic in a bottle!! After a single dose they didn’t cough the whole night which meant a better sleep for everyone after two days they were so much better and they liked the taste which is great, can't wait to try more of your products
    – Daniella Bhagat

The Kiwiherb way – what makes us different!

The Kiwiherb way – what makes us different!

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Laetitia O'Connell

Laetitia O’Connell

Laetitia began working with Kiwiherb at the beginning of 2014. These past years have seen her engage with many of Kiwiherb's customers in both a Customer Service and Technical support capacity. It has been a fantastic opportunity to give further depth to her career as Medical Herbalist & Naturopath as well as educate members of the general public regarding herbal medicine use.

As well as love for health and wellbeing, she cares greatly for the environment and this meant she leapt at the opportunity to take on the challenge of ‘Sustainability Leader’ at Kiwiherb. Her previous studies in environmental law, and well as a thorough understanding of the principles and practices at Kiwiherb, stand her in good stead to help further develop the company’s Sustainability Strategy.

She looks forward to a helping Kiwiherb contribute to the wider New Zealand community through offering sustainable health solutions.

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At the heart of what Kiwiherb does is a desire to provide high quality natural health products to the public – making health accessible and giving people safe and effective solutions.

From the beginning, the Kiwiherb story has always been about sustainability, back before this was catch-phrase on every billboard. It sprung from simple roots - in a caravan in West Auckland where plants were the passion, and sustainable solutions were the motivator.

The basis of our business has always been to take material that grows well in our natural environment and turn it into a trusted and effective health care products. This makes us ‘sustainable’ from the start, right through to the recyclable bottle that sits in your medicine cabinet.

By choosing to preferentially sourced NZ grown herbs we can guarantee fresher, high-quality herbs that positively contribute to the NZ economy.

Also, before it was trendy, being ‘organic’ was a key focus of Kiwiherb products. We go the extra mile to ensure we meet BioGro certification standards – offering you the gold standard in organic material. The reason for this careful choice is knowing that these products carry a far more positive impact for both the environment and its user. Producing products free from pesticides or chemical sprays, means our consumers know they are getting a healthier outcome for themselves and their family.

The company was founded by Phil Rasmussen, both a pharmacist and medical herbalist – a foot in both camps and a desire to offer New Zealanders a complementary choice!

So what makes Kiwiherb more sustainable than the one beside it on the shelf:

  • NZ grown

Given the seasonal variance in New Zealand weather patterns, choosing to focus on NZ grown herbs is a risky game for a fast-growing company. It comes with its challenges, but it is something to which Kiwiherb is committed. From our Canterbury-grown Echinacea through to our Coromandel collected Manuka honey, there has been a conscious choice to support the strengths of the country we live in. With diverse natural landscapes creating unique microclimates, NZ is ideal for the growing of medicinal herbs as we can get great variation and quality.

  • Sustainably sourced

We focus first on organic herbs which by their very nature are sustainably grown following traditional chemical-free principles of horticulture. When sourcing wild-crafted herbs (harvested from their natural environment) we ensure that harvesting has been done in a sustainable manner, and that the supplier is reputable and ethical.

  • NZ made

From small beginnings in Phil’s backyard we how have a purpose-built manufacturing facility in Avondale, Auckland, where we manufacture over 95% of our products. We are very proud of our team who are passionate about producing top-quality products for our community. Through purchasing NZ grown and NZ made products, you too are supporting a more sustainable NZ economy.

  • Positive life cycle of our materials20160618_1218141.jpg

We source from the earth, and aim to ensure that the materials we work with are easily assimilated back into the earth.  We are proud to collaborate with ‘We Compost’ to ensure that all of our herb waste goes into the production of compost.

  • Kiwiherb cares

In choosing Kiwiherb, you are choosing honestly made and sustainably sourced natural healthcare products that work!We love to engage with our community.  Whether it be local beach cleanups or tree planting opportunities, the Kiwiherb team is keen to get involved. We have and always will take pride in connecting to our surrounding environment.