As stated, our family had a close call which led us to review what scientists had to say about Leptocarpha rivularis. We had heard that it might help individuals battling cancer. In our view, this tiny plant turned the tide. Our family discovered that the leptocarpin molecule present in the palo negro plant showed signs of being an effective potentiator during generally-accepted cancer treatment regimes.
In 2011, after a year of study L. rivularis propagation, the Los Esteros firm was launched. Our company name was taken from the tiny region near La Union, Chile which combines some of the most ideal climactic, soil and drainage characteristics we could find. We are also proud to bring back jobs to the region which once produced some of the finest linen and wool in the world.
In 2016, we leased more acreage and began sending our products to health food stores throughout Chile. The reception has been outstanding. Clearly, given the level of risk involved, we were both elated and relieved at the way people seemed to interpret the scientific evidence the same way we had. As the public began to utilize palo negro, stories began to flow in regarding its effectiveness and our team began to see that our mission was as achievable as it was noble.