Kanamari Rapé (Macambo / Passionflower): A Love Enhancer for Celebrations
Kanamari Rapé (Macambo / Passionflower) is a traditional snuff used by the Kanamari tribe of Brazil. This potent blend consists of ashes from passion flower, macambo, and N. Rustica, making it especially suitable for celebrations where singing and dancing are required. It is regarded as a ‘Love Enhancer’ because of the magical plants in it.
Features of Kanamari Rapé (Macambo / Passionflower)
- Consists of ashes from passion flower, macambo, and N. Rustica
- Potent blend suitable for celebrations where singing and dancing are required
- Regarded as a ‘Love Enhancer’ because of the magical plants in it
- Passionflower is collected, dried, and milled with loving care
- Macambo or white cacao has a nutty flavor and is packed with mood-boosting compounds
The Kanamari Tribe
The Kanamari people speak a language from the Katukinan family and possess a rich ritual heritage that has lasted for generations. They live isolated in the Amazon jungle, away from the influences of settlers. The community we work with belongs to a small group of only 60 Kanamaris who live in the community of Umariaçú in the upper part of the Itaquaí river.
Raimunda Kanamari is 70 years old and is one of the few elder women that keeps the tradition of preparing rapé. She combines her work cultivating food for her family, with gathering healing plants and preparing remedies. Every 3 months she travels downstream the Yavari river to reach the Brazilian city of Atalaya where she exchanges her remedies for salt, matches, pots, and other products that are not available in the jungle.
What is Rapé?
Rapé, pronounced ‘ha-pey’ in Portuguese, is a traditional snuff used by various indigenous tribes of South America. The fine powder is blown into each nostril through a bone or bamboo pipe called a ‘Tepi’ or ‘Kuripe’. 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.
Passionflower has been used for centuries to treat anxiety, insomnia, and seizures. It contains compounds that increase the levels of gamma-aminobutyric acid (GABA) in the brain, which helps to reduce anxiety and promote relaxation. Macambo or white cacao is packed with mood-boosting compounds, including phenylethylamine (PEA) and anandamide, which can help to improve mood and reduce stress.
Restore Your Connection to Nature with Kanamari Rapé (Macambo / Passionflower)
Kanamari Rapé (Macambo / Passionflower) aims to restore our connection to nature and a sense of grounding. It clears mental fog and confusion, eliminating negative thought patterns. These powerful snuffs bring about physical and spiritual wellness. Experience the love-enhancing properties of Kanamari Rapé (Macambo / Passionflower) today.
Step by step guide to using Rapé.
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