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Nawa Feminine Energy Rapé | Agueduero & Chalipanga | #77

Our Nawa Feminine Energy Rapé with Agueduero is a wonderfully sacred and strong rapé for your collection. The blend contains Agueduero, Chalipanga (D. cabrerana), and N. Rustica



Nawa Feminine Energy Rapé | Agueduero & Chalipanga | #77

Our Nawa Feminine Energy Rapé with Agueduero is a wonderfully sacred and strong rapé for your collection. The blend contains Agueduero (more info soon)  and Chalipanga (D. cabrerana). Chalipanga has been revered for its shamanic healing capabilities. It is used in healing practices within the Amazon basin diverse indigenous groups and its healing ability is understood as being beyond any earthly understanding. The plant is a wonderful medicine that is present in most sacred mixtures produced by native tribes.

We feel very grateful for being able to offer you this powerful Nawa Feminine Energy Rapé from this genuine tribe that hid in the jungle for almost 100 years!

The Nawa People

Nawa means people.  They are a tribe with a strong focus on the importance of coexisting with nature, rapé is their very sacred cultural symbol.

The Nawa native people were once a very big tribe with thousands of individuals in the region of Acre in the Brazilian Amazon. Authorities in Brazil believed they vanished in the 1920s. However, they re-emerged recently from their hiding places to protest against the creation of a national park on their lands and are now recognized once again as a tribe. Only 250 members remain of what was once the most populous group in the area.

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

We strongly believe in the power of natural plant medicines and related products to make a positive contribution towards physical, mental and spiritual health and healing.

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