Some theories and recent research efforts suggest that the Amazon was not the untouched wilderness as previously thought. Instead, new collections of sampled species data leads us to believe that the Amazon has been shaped by humans for at least 8,000 years (although humans have inhabited the Amazon for approximately 13,000 years)!
Just like humans everywhere, we can shape the world around us, for a positive or negative impact. Through the domestication of plants and the creation of favorable landscape, the Amazonian people managed and cultivated useful species, generating fundamental positive changes in ecosystems on a local and global scale. Working with Mother Nature, they created something resembling a huge forest garden with edible fruits and foods.
By taking extensive inventory of the vast diversity of the Amazon's trees, researchers found “hyperdominant” species, suggesting that these plants were domesticated as their abundance was five times the amount researchers expected if chance were the only factor. One of these domesticated species was the Brazil Nut – one of the main ingredient in our powerful LXMI 33 Face Oil. No wonder why they favored this tree and its highly nutritious nuts, rich in energy, vitamins and minerals!
This theory may also answer the question of how it was possible to feed the millions of Amazonian inhabitants centuries ago, and why the Amazon rainforest has such a rich and diverse forest composition distributed far from modern civilization. The impressive ancient history and culture is reflected in the current indigenous communities in the region, well worth highlighting and preserving.
That is why we chose to partner with environmental non-profit Conservation International and the Trio Tribe of south Suriname on our LXMI 33 Face Oil project.
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