Huitoto Rapé (Aji Yarumo): A Healing Snuff from the Amazon Forest
Experience the Healing Power of Huitoto Ají Yarumo
Huitoto Rapé (Aji Yarumo) is a traditional snuff used by the Huitoto tribe, one of the indigenous tribes of the Amazon forest. This powerful snuff contains ash from ají Yarumo and N. rustica leaves, which are carefully blended and ground to create a fine powder. According to Victoria, an elder and very respected female Huitoto Shaman, this snuff is used for healing and is effective in treating specific ailments. It helps find the right path and brings physical and spiritual wellness. Huitoto Ají Yarumo should only be used when the person really needs to heal something specific and not for daily use but for a special purpose, intention, and healing. It contains wild Amazonian ají (Hot Amazonian pepper) that adds to its potency and effectiveness.
Discover the Huitoto Tribe
The Huitoto tribe is scattered along the Colombian-Peruvian border in the Amazon forest. They are mainly hunters and gatherers, and their language belongs to the linguistic family bora-witoto. The Huitoto people have a deep connection with nature and believe that cacao and sweet yuca are their medicine. Rapé came to them from the Tanimuca people, who taught them how to make and use rapé. The Huitotos reunited with the mucunas and shared their elements, including mambe and Ambil. Every night, they sit in front of the fire to listen to the elders and get their advice.
What is Rapé?
Rapé, pronounced ‘ha-pey’ in Portuguese, 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 it is usually 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 snuff is typically made in small batches according to the specific needs of the person being treated or the ceremony’s occasion.
Experience the Benefits of Huitoto Rapé (Aji Yarumo)
- Contains ash from ají Yarumo and N. rustica leaves
- Effective in treating specific ailments
- Helps find the right path
- Brings physical and spiritual wellness
- Made by reputable healers in small batches
Huitoto Rapé (Aji Yarumo) is a powerful snuff that can help you connect with nature and find a sense of grounding. It clears mental fog and confusion, eliminating negative thought patterns. If you’re looking for a natural way to heal specific ailments and improve your overall well-being, Huitoto Rapé (Aji Yarumo) is an excellent choice.
Order your Huitoto Rapé (Aji Yarumo) today from Wisdom of Plants Institute and experience the healing power of this traditional snuff from the Amazon forest.