Antibiotics were first discovered when Alexander Fleming noticed mold (Penicillium notatum) inhibiting the growth of bacteria. Pharmaceutical antibiotics were later developed but most have harmful side effects. The overprescription and misuse of pharmaceutical antibiotics have led to many bacteria developing antibiotic resistance. Fortunately, there are many naturally occurring antibiotics with few side effects. Read more….
Also called “blueberries of Patagonia”, the maqui berries, with a sweet taste and a dark blue color, grow spontaneously in Chile and Argentina. They mature in prohibitive weather conditions: cold, strong winds and at an altitude that even reaches 2,500 meters. For this reason the shrub with the botanical name Aristotelia Chilensis defends itself by […]