Cahuinarí Rapé (Queen of the Water): A Feminine Blend of Indigenous Plants
Experience the healing power of the Queen of the Water with our Cahuinarí Rapé. This special blend of indigenous plants is handcrafted by the Miraña people in a remote community in Colombia. The Queen of the Water Rapé contains mapacho (Nicotiana rustica), heliconia flowers (Heliconia sp.), acai berries (Euterpe oleracea), Kapok tree (Ceiba petandra) ash and the ash of Victoria regia (Victoria amazonica) flowers. This unique mix is named after the Victoria regia flower, also known as the Queen of the Water, which is native to the Amazon region.
- Queen of the Water blend made with indigenous plants
- Contains mapacho, heliconia flowers, acai berries, Kapok tree ash and Victoria regia flowers ash
- Handcrafted by the Miraña people in a remote community in Colombia
- Feminine blend traditionally used by women for handicraft work and during family gatherings
- Restores connection to the spirit of nature while invoking power to bring about physical and spiritual healing
The Miraña People
The Miraña indigenous group is located in the Colombian province of Amazonas, between the middle Caquetá river and the main tributary of the Cahuinarí river. The Miraña people coexist with members of other ethnic groups such as Huitoto, Bora, Yukuna, Tariano, Tanimuka, Matapí, Makuna, Cubeo, Letuama, Nukak, among others. This community is part of the Vaupés cultural complex and the Miraña language belongs to the Bora linguistic family.
Acai Berries and Flowers
Açaí berries were one of the first fruit species to be domesticated by Amazon people and they have many potential health benefits due to their high antioxidant content. The Miraña people also believe that special flowers can share with us their vibrational wisdom and healing properties.
What is Rapé?
Rapé 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’ or ‘Kuripe’. Each tribe has its own formula and is ceremoniously prepared by specific members of the tribe. 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 ‘Kuripe’ is for self-application. The V-shaped applicator connects the nostril to the mouth, allowing the user to self-administer the Rapé.
Experience the power of the Queen of the Water and connect with the spirit of nature with our Cahuinarí Rapé. Purchase now at Wisdom of Plants Institute.