Cacao Rapé: Connecting to the Spirit of Nature
Experience the power of nature with our Cacao Rapé, a part of our Master Rapé Collection. Sourced directly from our friend Carlos, who has spent years traveling the jungles of Brazil and learning from indigenous communities, this unique blend contains ingredients gathered from the biodiverse Amazon basin.
What is Rapé?
Rapé, pronounced ‘ha-pey’, is a traditional snuff used by various indigenous tribes of South America, predominantly from the tribal people of Brazil and Peru. The finely ground powder is blown into each nostril through a bone or bamboo pipe called a ‘Tepi’. Each tribe has its own formula and is ceremoniously prepared by specific members of the tribe. Traditional Rapés contain a ground blend of plants, tree barks, seeds, and ash. Among the different types of ashes used, the most common come from tsunu, Murici, Yarumo and Inga native trees.
Connecting to the Spirit of Nature
In some tribes, it is women who gather the ingredients and make Rapé while in others it is prepared by the tribe’s reputable healer. The snuff is typically made in small batches according to the specific needs of the person being treated or the ceremony’s occasions. These snuffs are very powerful, profoundly healing and cleansing on many levels. The use of Rapé aims to restore our connection to the spirit of nature while invoking power to bring about physical and spiritual healing.
Tepi or Kuripe
Traditionally, Rapé is administered through either the ‘Tepi’ or ‘Kuripe’. The Tepi applicator is used when one person administers the snuff and another receives it. The ‘Tepi’ is a long blow pipe that connects the nostril of the receiver with the mouth of the blower, who then blows the rapé into the nose of the receiver. The ‘Kuripe’ is for self-application. The V-shaped applicator connects the nostril to the mouth when blowing the snuff into the nose.
Benefits of Cacao Rapé
- Powerful blend of unique ingredients sourced from the Amazon basin
- Profoundly healing and cleansing on many levels
- Aids digestion, cleanses the digestive tract, and prevents the formation of gas in the stomach
- Antiseptic, refreshing, calming, and decongestant properties
- Eliminates headaches and negative thought patterns
Experience the power of nature and connect with the spirit of the Amazon with our Cacao Rapé. Order now from Wisdom of Plants Institute and experience the benefits of this powerful blend.