Ishpingo (Ocotea quixosis) is a variety of Amazonian cinnamon with high anti-radical and anti-pathogen properties, that has never reached the market. Its leaves have high concentrations of cinnamaldehyde attractive either as a tea or an essential oil. Similar to guayusa, ishpingo is a small tree that thrives in biodiverse agroforestry systems, and is commonly found in indigenous forest gardens.
Our Goals With Ishpingo:
Aliados is working with Tsatsayacu to replicate the success of RUNA with guayusa, setting up the first-ever organic, fair trade ishpingo supply chain.