What is the Tingala® Wasp About?
For centuries, indigenous people of the Para region in the Amazon River Basin of Brazil have used the spilanthes plant as food and medicine. In their native language they called the flower “xi,” or “the wasp.”
According to their traditional tale, a wasp accidentally stung the yellow flower, forever giving the plant its mysterious tingling taste. This explains their name for it. We adopted the wasp as Tingala’s brand logo to honor this legend.