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Katukina rapé | Passion flower | Relaxing | Brazil | #9

This rapé contains ash from passionflower petals, Tsunu bark, and Nicotiana rustica leaves.  This is great for lucid dreaming. It was prepared Exclusively for Waking Herbs.



Passionflower Rapé from Brazil (#9) prepared by a Katukina Shaman

This rapé contains ash from passionflower petals, Tsunu bark and Nicotiana rustica leaves. When used before going to bed, this Katukina Passionflower rapé is great for lucid dreaming. It was prepared for Waking Herbs by a Katukina Healer who is part of the lineage of Rapé making ancestral knowledge. He has a deep connection with the local medicinal plants and has made other snuffs for us. We feel truly fortunate for receiving and passing to you this sacred cultural heritage.

The combination of the powerful Tsunu tree bark ash with the calming passionflower plant makes this rapé our favorite.

The Katukina people

The Katukina or Catuquinha are an indigenous group that inhabits the southwestern Brazilian state of Acre. They seem to be closely related to the Marúbo and the Kawanawas. They also belong to the same Pano linguistic family. In 1977 there were less than 200 Katukina people but the population is steadily recovering. Chanting rituals and profound forest survival skills keep this group united and in harmony with the rich amazonian environment they come from.

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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Origin: Brazilian Amazon
Common Names: Rapa dos Indios, Indian Snuff, Hape, Rapay


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