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Ecuadorian Forest Rapé | Chali Power | Yarumo & Cabrerana | #50

Ecuadorian Forest Rapé was made using  Chalipanga leaves, and ash from Yarumo bark and leaves. It also contains N. rustica. According to indigenous people, this blend gives a spiritual quality and a magical touch to ceremonies.

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Ecuadorian Forest Rapé | Chali Power | Yarumo (Cecropia peltata) & Chalipanga (Diplopterys cabrerana)  | #50

Ecuadorian Forest Rapé was made using  Chalipanga leaves, and ash from Yarumo bark and leaves. It also contains N. rustica.  Throughout the Amazon, many of the Indian tribes frequently use D. cabrerana leaves of the Malpighiaceae botanical family in their different snuffs. According to them, it gives a spiritual quality and a magical touch to the experience.

This exclusive Ecuadorian Forest Rapé was made in the Chocó bioregion of the Ecuadorian Andes. Right where the lowlands meet the mountain rainforest and the rivers flow pristine from the highlands. This is the place where our Waking Herbs family project is blossoming while the hummingbirds fly around us. This blend was made with all the love and kind intentions from all of our team to offer you wellbeing, abundance, and joy.

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. 

Read more:

Step by step guide to using Rapé.

What is Rapé – Waking Herbs blog

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