Paint Me Red

The Annatto seed, Bixa orellana also known as lipstick tree the pulp gives off a orange to red color dye today used for flavoring and coloring, traditional used for diarrhea, rashes, infected bites. It was also used by the ancient maya to make paint hematite and even the cochineal bug was also used to produce the red paint. It is a very interesting seed pod red and spiny once cracked in half the seeds are inside a clear pocket breaking it exposes the seeds. Touching the red seeds will stain your skin red or light pink. Continue Reading