Red Pigment in the Tapajós National Forest in Brazil
Local people from Bixa Rellana apply the red pigment of the Achiote tree to their skin. Achiote is a small tree or big bush that reaches a height of 3 to 5 meters. Typically, achiote fruit is used for indigenous adornment, as a food coloring and spice in cooking, but it is also a very useful medicinal herb for the treatment of many illnesses.The Tapajós National Forest, a Brazilian conservation area, created by Federal Law on 19 February 1974, totalling approximately 545 thousand hectares. Located in the west of Pará state in Brazil.