Katukina Wild Piper Rapé: A Traditional Snuff from the Brazilian Amazon
Experience the power of traditional medicine with Katukina Wild Piper Rapé, a snuff made with Tsunu tree bark ash and Piper sp. by a Katukina shaman in the Brazilian Amazon. This unique blend is known for its ability to increase vitality and strength while also promoting calmness and relaxation.
- Handmade by a Katukina shaman
- Made with Tsunu tree bark ash and Piper sp.
- Boosts the immune system
- Clears mental fog and negative thought patterns
- Restores connection to nature and promotes spiritual wellness
The Katukina People
The Katukina or Catuquinha are an indigenous group that inhabits the southwestern Brazilian state of Acre. They are known for their profound forest survival skills and chanting rituals, which keep them in harmony with the rich Amazonian environment they come from. The Katukina people are the traditional carriers of rapé knowledge in the Amazonas region. When they share their rapé, it is a key moment of communication with the upper level, as they believe the celestial spirits arrive to supervise the songs and dances and reality of the earth world.
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 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 snuff is typically made in small batches according to the specific needs of the person being treated or the ceremony’s occasion.
The use of Rapé 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.
The Science Behind Piper sp.
Piper sp. is known for its immune-boosting properties, which have been confirmed by scientific research. Studies have shown that Piper sp. contains compounds that stimulate the immune system, helping to fight off infections and diseases. Additionally, Piper sp. has been found to have calming effects, reducing anxiety and promoting relaxation.
Experience the Power of Traditional Medicine with Katukina Wild Piper Rapé
Experience the power of traditional medicine with Katukina Wild Piper Rapé, a unique blend of Tsunu tree bark ash and Piper sp. handmade by a Katukina shaman in the Brazilian Amazon. This powerful snuff promotes physical and spiritual wellness, restoring our connection to nature and promoting a sense of grounding. Order now from Wisdom of Plants Institute and experience the healing power of traditional medicine.