Arará Rapé Canela de Velho is a basic grounding rapé, which the tribe Arará commonly uses. Canela de Velho(Miconia albicans), or "skin of the elders" is widely used in Brazilian folk medicine to aid in several ailments. The aerial parts are used as an infusion to treat arthrosis and arthritis, to relieve rheumatic and stomach pains and intestinal disorders due to its anti-inflammatory, antimutagenic antinociceptive, digestive and hepatoprotective properties.
The Arars call themselves Ukarangma, or "people of the red ara." There are about 200 of them and they are passionate hunters and fishermen. In the common gardens they also grow cassava, sweet potatoes, corn, bananas and pineapple. When the hunters return from a successful hunt, the meat is exchanged for fermented drinks, and the whole community celebrates together for several days, singing and playing flutes. For feasts and rituals, Arara is painted in amazing, bold patterns using a black dye called genipapo. They live in large communal houses built of wood and palm leaves collected in the forest.
The Arars were known as great warriors and hunters and were predominantly nomadic; they depended on the ability of hunters to establish ties and connections with groups of outsiders. Majority Arará, also known as Ukarãngmã (or 'people of the red ares'), is based in the Brazilian state of Pará.
Population Arará it is so small that all offspring can trace their origin to one female. Most of the community life takes place in the village square of Laranjal, where there are three respected groups inhabiting five houses.
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