The Herb Federation of New Zealand is dedicated to promoting the knowledge, use and delight of herbs through educational programmes, research, and sharing the experience of its members within the Federation and throughout the community.
The Federation became incorporated in February of 1986. The vision was to see all those interested in herbs linked together in one organisation.
Administered by an elected executive committee and permanent Secretariat the Federation’s current committee members are listed on the contact page.
The New Zealand Herb Federation website is intended to be a general reference. While the information is offered for your greater knowledge and wellbeing, this site is not intended to replace medical advice. We encourage you to consult your health care professional for specific medical conditions or consult a qualified Herbalist. Always inform your Doctor or Herbalist of any medications you are taking, or treatments you are receiving, as these can affect the treatment, they may give you.
Whilst all reasonable care has been taken in the preparation of this website, neither the editors, nor the author can accept responsibility for any consequence arising from the use thereof or from the information contained therein.
The logo of the Herb Federation of New Zealand featuring the borage flower and manuka twigs was designed by Graham Gash of Auckland.
The use of the borage flower is symbolic of the exotic influence of herbs in New Zealand while the manuka does the same for native herbs. The five petals of the flower are also representative of the five facets of the federation:
- Growing and research of herbs.
- Culinary use and exploration of herbs.
- Medicinal use and exploration of herbs.
- Cosmetic and craft use of herbs.
- Commercial use of herbs.
A copy of the Constitution may be viewed or downloaded from this website (PDF, 119.77 kB) or may be obtained from the Secretariat:
Herb Federation of New Zealand
P O Box 198