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Welcome to Bulk Botanicals

Bulk Botanicals supply botanical raw materials to the herbal and nutraceutical industry in tea, tincture, gels, creams, extracts or milled form.

Bulk Botanicals maintain a wide network of wild harvesters and dealers in indigenous botanicals within and beyond the boundaries of South Africa (e.g. Ghana, Kenya, Nigeria, Ethiopia, Namibia). We can source a very wide spectrum of plant materials.

Our raw plant materials are shipped worldwide.

Plant List

A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z
 
A        
Botanical Name Plant part Indication Dosage Form Notes
Agathosma betulina
(Buchu)
herba / fol Kidney Tea, tincture Wild harvest , cultivation
Agathosma crenulata
(Buchu)
herba / fol Kidney Tea, tincture Wild harvest , cultivation
Aloe ferox
(Cape Aloe)
Gel Skin, burns Gel, creams, cosmetic ingredient Wild harvest
Aloe ferox
(Cape Aloe)
Succus = Bitter Indigestion, bitter tonic Tincture Wild harvest
Artemisia afra herba Digestive, stomach, headaches Tea, tincture Wild harvest and certified organic cultivation
Aspalathus linearis
(Rooibos)
Fol Antioxidant, Source of polyphenols, cosmetic ingredient, food ingredient Tea, tincture, glycolic extract, concentrated extract Cultivation
     
B        
Botanical Name Plant part Indication Dosage Form Notes
Bulbine frutescens Fol, herba Skin Tincture, glycolic extract Certified organic cultivation
Bulbine natalensis Bulb Skin Tincture Wild harvest
     
C        
Botanical Name Plant part Indication Dosage Form Notes
Catharanthus roseus
(Vinca rosea)
herba Source for vinblastin and vinchristin   Wild harvest
Centella asiatica fol Skin, scars, general tonic Tincture, glycolic extract Wild harvest in Madagascar
Citrullus colocynthis fruct Laxative Herb, Tincture Certified organic cultivation
On request
Cyclopia species
(Honeybush)
fol Antioxidant Tea, tincture, glycolic extract Wild harvest , cultivation
Cyclopia intermedia
(Honeybush)
fol Antioxidant Tea cultivation
Cyclopia genistoides
(Honeybush)
fol Antioxidant Tea cultivation
Cyclopia subernata
(Honeybush)
fol Antioxidant Tea cultivation
     
D        
Botanical Name Plant part Indication Dosage Form Notes
Datura stramonium herba Arthritis Tincture Certified organic cultivation
Poisonous
     
G        
Botanical Name Plant part Indication Dosage Form Notes
Griffonia simplicifolia semen   Seed, tincture Wild harvest
     
H        
Botanical Name Plant part Indication Dosage Form Notes
Harpagophytum procumbens
(Devil’s Claw)
radix Arthritis, back pain Tea, tincture Wild harvest
Cultivation
Hoodia gordonii herba Appetite regulator Capsule, tablet, extract Stocks extremely limited –on request only.
Cultivation project in planning stage
Hypoxis hemerocallidea tuber Immune stimulant Tincture Wild harvest , certified organic cultivation
     
L        
Botanical Name Plant part Indication Dosage Form Notes
Leonotis leonurus
(Wild Dagga)
Herba, flos   Tincture Wild harvest , own certified organic cultivation
Leonotis ocymifoclia
(Klip Dagga)
Herba, flos   Tincture Wild harvest , own certified organic cultivation
Lippia javanica
(Fever Tea)
flos et fol   Tea  
Lobostemon fruticosus Herba   Herb, Tincture Wild harvest
     
N        
Botanical Name Plant part Indication Dosage Form Notes
Nymphae Caerulea
(Blue Water Lily)
Flowers   Herb, extract Wild harvest
     
O        
Botanical Name Plant part Indication Dosage Form Notes
Olea europaea subsp. africana (Wild Olive) fol Stimulant Tincture Wild harvest
     
P        
Botanical Name Plant part Indication Dosage Form Notes
Pygeum Africana or
Prunus Africana

(African Plum Tree)
cortex   Milled powder  
     
S        
Botanical Name Plant part Indication Dosage Form Notes
Sceletium tortuosum Herba Anxiety, depressions Herb, Tincture Wild harvest Cultivation
Siphonochilus aethiopicus rhizoma Bronchitis, Asthma Tea, tincture, syrup Cultivation, conventional as well as certified organic
Sutherlandia frutescens herba As a tonic in cancer and wasting diseases including HIV Aids, general tonic, antidepressant, high blood pressure Tea, tincture, syrup, capsules, tablets Wild harvest , certified organic cultivation
     
T        
Botanical Name Plant part Indication Dosage Form Notes
Tulbaghia violacea fol, herba   Tincture On request
Certified organic cultivation
         
     
W        
Botanical Name Plant part Indication Dosage Form Notes
Warburgia salutaris
(Pepper-bark Tree)
fol   Milled powder  
Withania somnifera radix Adaptogen Tincture Certified organic cultivation
     
X        
Botanical Name Plant part Indication Dosage Form Notes
Xysmalobium undulatum radix Diarrhea Tincture, tea Certified organic cultivation
     
         

Sustainable Sourcing

Around eighty percent of medicinal plants used worldwide for both domestic use, sale and export are wild harvested. As markets increase for medicinal plant products, wild populations are being depleted, often at the expense of local livelihoods. It has been suggested that experimentation in management techniques (through participatory research) with harvesters is essential to curb this overexploitation which threatens both forests and the people dependent upon them.

Sustainability is a cornerstone of Bulk Botanicals mission, philosophy, and operations. Too much of the herbal supplement and nutrition industry relies on non-sustainable wild-harvesting practices. Consequently, many mainstream medicinal plants and once abundant native/endemic plant species are now threatened. Combine this trend to commodify threatened wild plants with worldwide deforestation, and it's not too hard to see that many valuable, under-researched medicinal plants may be lost to future generations.

It is for this reason that we at Bulk Botanicals have gone to great lengths to ensure that all plant material that is sold by us, where wild harvesting is used, has been done so responsibly.

 

 


 

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