In March 2013 Zembrin was awarded the Nutraingredient Editor’s Award for the most sustainable ingredient at the prestigious annual Natural Products Expo West held in Anaheim, USA.
HG&H has concluded a landmark benefit-sharing agreement with the South African San Council on sales of Zembrin®. This marks the first prior informed consent benefit-sharing agreement with an indigenous African community for commercialisation of a health product based on a local medicinal plant.
HG&H is proud to have been granted South Africa’s first Integrated Export and Bioprospecting Permit (Permit IEP 0001) by the Department of Water and Environmental Affairs.
Click HERE to view the letter signed by the Minister of Water and Environmental Affairs.
The permit was officially granted at a ceremony held at the San cultural and educational centre !Khwa ttu on October 1, 2010.
Click HERE to read the speech made by the Minister of Environment
Click HERE to read the statement by the SA San Council
A comprehensive product dossier, including preclinical and clinical studies on Zembrin®, was reviewed by an a independent panel of leading experts in the USA. Zembrin® was formally affirmed as Generally Regarded As Safe (GRAS), signed 28 January 2011.