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Paú is a natural fertilizer that comes from some trees, like the samaúma, urucuri and seringueira.
In the forest, when a tree has fallen to the ground and rotted, and the trunk is found, usually, when it has already fallen apart it then becomes easy to collect the ‘paú’. There is a great search for these trees, because the paú is commonly used by the riverside folk of the Amazon. They use it on their plots of spring onions and ‘coentro’ (a type of parsley).