Tag: antibacterial



Yerba mate, a precious herb from the South of Americas to the world

Almost 15 years ago, Ariana Maia, a geographer from Rio de Janeiro, moved to Ilópolis, a small town in the South of Brazil. Unlike most of her new neighbors, Ariana was not familiar with chimarrão, a local infusion highly consumed in the region. For generations, her husband’s family grew yerba mate, the medicinal plant used […]



Green propolis, a specialty from Brazil

Brasil produces around 12 different types of propolis, but the most prominent is the green propolis, which has been considered of great value for health treatments. During the pollination process, bees find several substances to work in their hives. However, green propolis can only be obtained from wild rosemary or Baccharis dracunculifolia, a plant native […]