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Ecuadorian Matico Rapé | Matico Cleanse | Yarumo (Cecropia peltata) & Matico (Piper aduncum) | #49
Ecuadorian Matico Rapé | Matico Cleanse | Yarumo (Cecropia peltata) & Matico (Piper aduncum) | #49Ecuadorian Matico Rapé | Matico Cleanse | Yarumo (Cecropia peltata) & Matico (Piper aduncum) | #49

Ecuadorian Matico Rapé | Matico Cleanse | Yarumo (Cecropia peltata) & Matico (Piper aduncum) | #49


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Origin: Ecuador

Common Names: Rapa dos Indios, Indian Snuff, Hape, Rapay

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Ecuadorian Matico Rapé | Matico Cleanse | Yarumo (Cecropia peltata) & Matico (Piper aduncum)  | #49

Ecuadorian Matico Rapé Matico Cleanse was made using one of the finest aromatic ingredient from the high jungle and  Andean Mountains, Piper aduncum, known as Matico. Throughout the Amazon, many of the Indian tribes use Piper Aduncum leaves as an antiseptic wound healer to stop bleeding, prevent infections and to speed healing.

The other ingredient in this special Ecuadorian Matico Rapé blend is the ash made from the silver leaves the Yarumo  tree (Cecropia peltata) also knwon as embauba. Yarumo locally is widely employed as a cure for asthma and thought to be useful in treating a wide variety of other ailments

With a smooth hint of herbal smell this Ecuadorian Matico Rapé Matico Cleanse has an uplifting and gentle aromatic effect, it is the perfect choice to speed up healing after having a cold, and for increasing the brain blood flow as a clean energizer.

This is a mild snuff, profound and full of light!

This exclusive Ecuadorian Matico rapé was made in the Chocó region of the Ecuadorian Andes, where the lowlands meet the forest of the mountains and the rivers flow pristine from the highlands and páramos. This is the place where this family project is blossoming while the hummingbirds fly around us. This blend was made with all the love and the intentions for all of us to find guidance, abundance and joy.

What is Rapé?

Rapé, pronounced ‘ha-pey’ is a tradition used by various indigenous tribes of South America, predominantly from the tribes people of Brazil and Peru. Rapé is a snuff which is blown into each nostril through a pipe known as a ‘Tepi’.  Which is either made from a hollow bone or bamboo. Each tribe has their own formula of plants, trees, seeds, most commonly combined with a pure form from the Amazon and an ash called tsunu, or others like Murici, Yarumo, or Inga. The rapé is prepared in a ritualistic way by specific members of the tribe.

Spirit of Nature

In some tribes, it is the women who gather the ingredients and make the Rapé, and others are made by the healer of the tribe. Typically they are made in small batches with specific intentions for the ceremony or person being treated. These are very powerful, profoundly healing and cleansing on many levels. The use of Rapé aims to connect one to the spirits of nature while invoking that power to bring about physical and spiritual healing.

Kuripe or Tepi

Traditionally, it is administered through either the Tepi or Kuripe. The Kuripe is a for self-administration and the Tepi is used when blowing the snuff for another person. The V-shaped applicator or Kuripe, connects the nostril to the mouth. The Tepi is a long blow pipe that connects the nostril of the receiver with the mouth of the blower, who then blows the rapé into the nose of the receiver.

Opening the Chakras

In general, the tribes believe Rapé facilitates the opening and clearing of the chakras, facilitates a sense of grounding and connection to the earth.  Some think it supports the release of disease from the physical, mental, emotional and spiritual bodies.  Furthermore some say that using rapé opens the third-eye chakra, decalcifies the pineal gland, clears mental fog and confusion. Finally it releases negative thought patterns and most of all it supports our connection to the breath and expands our connection to Spirit.

Find out more

Would you like to know more about the Amazon indigenous people? Check this interesting website.