Banisteriopsis Caapi Chocolate Rapé (Mapacho Free)
Experience a gentle energizer with our Caapi Chocolate Rapé made with ash from cacao, B. caapi and guava. This mild, profound, and light blend was made with love and lofty intentions in the Chocó region of the Ecuadorian Andes foothills where lowlands meet the cloud rainforests and the rivers flow pristine from the highlands. Find clarity, abundance, and joy with every use of our Caapi Chocolate Rapé.
Banisteriopsis caapi, also known as Ayahuasca, is a giant woody vine belonging to the Malpighiaceae family that grows in the Amazon rainforest of Peru, Ecuador, Colombia, and Brazil. Many Amazonian tribes regard B. caapi as a plant of the gods and a Master Plant Teacher. This sacred plant is richly steeped in cultural mythology and has been used in ritual practices by countless South American tribes for thousands of years. It is revered internationally for its healing power and is arguably one of the most fascinating entheogens on earth.
The deep brown stems of B. caapi contain various chemical constituents, including harmine, harmaline, and tetrahydro harmine, which are classified as harmala alkaloids and MAOI’s. Scientific analysis has identified the vines to constitute approximately 0.11-0.83% beta-carboline, with the majority being the harmaline and tetrahydroharmaline. The vine also contains several alkaloids.
- Unique blend prepared with the highest grade fine aroma cacao variety native to the Ecuadorian Amazon forest
- Harvested from private groves of cacao trees planted over 50 years ago by indigenous families
- Boosted with the bark from an adult Guaba tree, a Fabaceae pioneering tree popular among forest animals
- Contains leaves from B. caapi, a sacred and fascinating entheogen revered for its healing power
- Made in small batches according to specific needs of the person being treated or the ceremony’s occasion
What is Rapé?
Rapé is a traditional snuff used by various indigenous tribes of South America, predominantly tribal people from Brazil and Peru. Rapé blends contain a ground mixture of plants, tree bark, seeds, and ash. The fine powder is blown into each nostril through a bone or bamboo pipe called a ‘Tepi’ or ‘Kuripe’. The Tepi applicator is a long blow pipe that connects the nostril of the receiver to the mouth of the person that administers the snuff. The Kuripe is for self-application. The V-shaped applicator connects the nostril to the mouth allowing the snuff to be self-blown into the nose.
Each tribe has its own rapé formula, and usually, it is women who gather the ingredients. The selection, mixture, and grinding process are regarded as a ritual only to be performed by a reputable healer. The use of Rapé aims to restore our connection to nature and a sense of grounding. It clears mental fog and confusion while eliminating negative thought patterns, bringing about physical and spiritual wellness.
Experience the unique blend of our Caapi Chocolate Rapé, made with the highest quality ingredients harvested from indigenous groves and boosters. Connect with nature and enjoy mental clarity, abundance, and joy with every use.