Ecuadorian Pakipanga Rapé | Pakipanga Defense | Yarumo (Cecropia peltata) & Pakipanga (Kalanchoe pinnata) | #65
Ecuadorian Pakipanga Rapé was made using one of the most renowned medicinal ingredients from nature, Kalanchoe pinnata. Closely related to Dulcamara “pakipanga” is referred to as a “miracle plant”.
The other ingredient in this special blend is the ash made from the silver leaves of the Guarumo tree (Cecropia peltata) also known as “embauba”. Locally, Guarumo is widely employed by indigenous people as a cure for asthma and is thought to be useful in treating a wide variety of other ailments. This unique blend was made after many years of working closely with the plants and being amazed by their many properties and potential.
Ecuadorian Pakipanga Rapé was made in the Chocó region of the Ecuadorian Andes foothills. Where lowlands meet the cloud rainforests and the rivers flow pristine from the highlands. This is exactly the place where our Wakingherbs family project is blossoming while the hummingbirds fly around us. This blend was made with all the love and best efforts from all of us so that you can find clarity, 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 sense of grounding. It clears mental fog and confusion eliminating negative thought patterns. These powerful snuffs bring about physical and spiritual wellness.
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