Scientific name: Schinus terebinthifolius raddi
Origin: Brazil, Argentina and Paraguay.
Popular names: aroeira-mansa, fruit-of-thrush, aroeira-red, aroeira-pimenteira, aroeira-de-medio.
Natural occurrence: coast from Ceará to the south of the country.
Features: medium tree of 5m to 10m in height, wide crown, compound leaves, small flowers and drupe-like fruits, bright red, aromatic, giving a remarkable beauty to the tree.
Living up to one of its popular names, “fruto-de-sabiá”, the mastic is one of the most sought after species by avifauna in our country. Another quality of this species is its ability to occupy degraded areas.
Uses: aroeira-mansa is one of the plants in the Brazilian pharmacopoeia. Consisting of the ANVISA Phytotherapics Form, as a gynecological healing and anti-inflammatory.