Rapè is a sacred shamanic tool that is used by healers of the Amazon basin since thousands of years. It is a complex blend of plants, in a very fine powder, that usually contain Mapacho, Corda or Moi (Rustica tabaco; Nicotiana rustica) and tree ashes as main ingredients. The exact herbal composition often remains a secret of the shamanic tribe.
Rapé is a very fine powder that is administered through the nostrils with a special blowpipe. Rapé is not a "snuff", and is not sniffed or inhaled in any way. It is blown into the nose with a "Kuripe" (self administration) or "Tepi" (another person administers)
Rapé is used to clear intentions and pave the way for detoxifying the body. Moreover, Rapé stimulates the nervous system and therefore enables the body to become more receptive to all levels of communication. Brain blood vessels will be dilated, leading to increased blood circulation and consequently to an increased focus and intuition. A greater universal understanding can be perceived that literally shakes the brain.
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