Mandacaru Rapé: A Powerful Traditional Snuff for Physical and Spiritual Healing
Experience the healing power of Mandacaru Rapé, a traditional snuff used by various indigenous tribes of South America for centuries. This Mandacaru Rapé is part of our Master Rapé Collection, which features blends directly sourced from our dear friend Carlos, who has years of experience traveling the jungle of Brazil to learn and gain inspiration from indigenous communities and their ancestral knowledge.
What is Rapé?
Rapé, pronounced ‘ha-pey’, is a finely ground powder traditionally used by indigenous tribes of South America, predominantly from the tribal people of Brazil and Peru. It is blown into each nostril through a bone or bamboo pipe called a ‘Tepi’. Each tribe has its own formula, and the snuff is ceremoniously prepared by specific members of the tribe. Traditional Rapés contain a ground blend of plants, tree barks, seeds, and ash. The most common ashes used come from tsunu, Murici, Yarumo, and Inga native trees.
Connecting to the Spirit of Nature
In some tribes, women 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.
Mandacaru Cactus: A Powerful Ingredient for Healing
The Mandacaru cactus is used by indigenous communities to treat kidney disorders, prostate conditions, and urinary infections. It is a powerful ingredient in Mandacaru Rapé, which is known for its healing properties.
Tepi or Kuripe: Traditional Applicators for Rapé
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 blowpipe 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.
Opening the Body’s Energy Channels
In general, the tribes believe Rapé facilitates the flow and clearing of the body’s energy channels known as ‘chakras,’ which facilitates a sense of grounding and connection to the earth. Some think it frees the physical, mental, emotional, and spiritual bodies from disease. It is also said that using Rapé opens what is called the third-eye chakra, can decalcify the pineal gland, and clears mental fog and confusion. It eliminates negative thought patterns, but mainly brings back our breath awareness and expands our spiritual feelings.
Experience the Healing Power of Mandacaru Rapé Today
Experience the powerful healing properties of Mandacaru Rapé today. Order now from Wisdom of Plants Institute and take the first step towards physical and spiritual healing.