ANINGA THE LOWLAND
The Aninga is a plant that lives in aquatic environments are found in the Amazonian floodplains and diverse ecosystems such as flooded forest, riverbanks, holes and streams.
The leaves and fruit of this plant are part of the diet of fish, turtles, manatees, capybaras, cows and buffaloes.
Its sap is stinging and cause skin burns and eye contact, can cause blindness, but a aningal can inhibit more than 80% growth of the parasite that causes malaria.
The Aninga can be used to control the levels of contaminants in soil and water. It can be used to balance an ecosystem by controlling the levels of organic and inorganic contaminants present in soil and water as a natural filter in cleaning rivers and soil.
The native uses tea leaves Aninga as medicine, though the ingestion of parts of this plant is not recommended, given the high amount of toxic mineral existing in its interior can be absorbed by human body and cause neurodegenerative diseases or death by poisoning.
ARACEAE - Montrichardia sp.
Na Amazônia, do século XIX, devido à cobiça pela borracha, Wawatu, cunhatã do clã Aruak, tem sua aldeia dizimada por brancos. Apesar de ser forçada a viajar para um local desconhecido, casar-se com guerreiro de origem Karib e sofrer com as diferenças de costumes de seus familiares, ela se apaixona.