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Murici ashes

Bottle, 10 Ml, 7 Gr from Brazil (SKU 3213)

Very finely sifted ashes of the Murici tree (Byrsonima crassifolia), from a Yawanawa "ash-maker". The Murici is an old traditional folk medicine plant, which is used in snuffs to clear energies that accumulate in the lower abdomen. This exquisite ingredient is a crucial element of a powerful and balanced blend and should not be omitted in your own favorite Rapé composition. Murici ashes mix excellently with any of the tobaccos. Furthermore, blending tobacco with ashes increases the strength and absorption, making it exquisitely strong. More information below.

Packed in 10 ml clear plastic bottles containing 7 gr.



Very finely sifted ashes of the Murici tree (Byrsonima crassifolia), from a Yawanawa "ash-maker". The Murici is an old traditional folk medicine plant, which is used in snuffs to clear energies that accumulate in the lower abdomen. This exquisite ingredient is a crucial element of a powerful and balanced blend and should not be omitted in your own favorite Rapé composition. Ashes mix excellently with any of the tobaccos. Furthermore, blending tobacco with ashes increases the strength and absorption, making it exquisitely strong.

This is an extremely fine and dry powder. It takes great effort to produce such a fine powder at a 100 micron fineness. This is our standard. All our products are processed to a high standard and consistent fineness and dryness, using laboratory grade sieves and dehydrating equipment.

The Yawanawá, or the tribe of the white-lipped peccary, are a small tribe of 1,300 people, living remotely in only a few villages along the Gregório River. They are known as warriors, as they always keep on fighting, even in hard times. At some point in history their tribe was almost extinct, with only about 300 members left. Nowadays their tribe has grown again, and their traditions and knowledge have been conserved in a very strict way. 

The Yawanawá were the first tribe that initiated a woman to become a shaman, setting a huge example in the history of shamans. In their language rapé is called Rume and the Yawanawá preferably blend Rume with ashes and mapacho, which gives this special blend a very refined taste. In addition, Murici ashes are used for healing purposes and has a supportive role during ayahuasca ceremonies.

More information on the Yawanawa

The Murici tree (Byrsonima crassifolia) comes from the Malpigheaceae family and is an evergreen tree that is widely distributed in South and Central America and Mexico. Since pre-columbian times this sacred tree is traditionally use as a folk medicine for different purposes, including the treatment of coughs, gastrointestinal disorders, gynecological inflammations, skin infections (Heinrich et al. 1992; Leonti et al. 2001), and snakebites (Rastrelli et al. 1997). Moreover, experimental studies showed that this tree can exert strong antimicrobial (Martínez-Vázquez et al. 1999), anti spasmogenic (Béjar et al. 1993), and anti-inflammatory activities (Maldini et al. 2009). 

Martínez-Vázquez M, González-Esquinca AR, Cazares Luna L, Moreno Gutiérrez MN, García-Argáez AN (1999). Antimicrobial activity of Byrsonima crassifolia (L.) J Ethnopharmacol.;66(1):79-82. H.B.K. 

Maldini M, Sosa S, Montoro P, Giangaspero A, Balick MJ, Pizza C, Della Loggia R (2009). Screening of the topical anti-inflammatory activity of the bark of Acacia cornigera Willdenow, Byrsonima crassifolia Kunth, Sweetia panamensis Yakovlev and the leaves of Sphagneticola trilobata Hitchcock. J Ethnopharmacol.;122(3):430-3. 

Béjar E, Malone MH (1993). Pharmacological and chemical screening of Byrsonima crassifolia, a medicinal tree from Mexico. Part I. J Ethnopharmacol.;39(2):141-58.

This natural product is offered for its ethnographic and historical value and is delivered with no expressed or implied fitness for a specific purpose. It is simply a raw botanical specimen, or a scientific sample. The information provided is purely meant for historical, scientific and educational purposes and should never be interpreted as a recommendation for a specific use. The use and application of our product is at the customer's decision, responsibility and risk.
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