Kaxinawa Murici

Bottle, 10 Ml, 8 Gr from Brazil (SKU 3311)

(Batch #2106) This blend of Rapé has a powerful strength to it, giving a very sharp and extremely clearing vibration. It contains ashes of the Murici tree (Byrsonima crassifolia), a traditional folk medicine plant, which is used in Rapé to clear energies that accumulate in the lower abdomen. Be aware of very strong after effects. It is advisable to take a moment out of time to administer. More information can be found below.

Packed in 10 ml clear plastic bottles containing 8 gr.




10 ml 25 ml


8 gr


max: 1

After 3 years of absence, this old time classic is finally back in stock! This is a very strong batch. Be aware of very strong after effects.

The Kaxinawa make some of the strongest Rape’s known. This blend contains ashes of the Murici tree (Byrsonima crassifolia). A traditional folk medicine plant, which is used in Rapé to clear energies that accumulate in the lower abdomen. It is advisable to take a moment out of time to administer. This blend of Rapé has a powerful strength to it, giving a very sharp and extremely clearing vibration. Barely any powder makes its way to the throat and being very fine, the powder tends to absorb directly into the vessels of the nose. Very strong and calming after effects reside with a subtle pressure behind the eyes.

This Rapé is one of our classics. Made from ingredients obtained from the Kaxinawa, mixed and charged with powers in a new post shamanic fashion by a magician's student who understands the respect and honour needed to work with these plant spirits. Our dear magician friend was very well known for making some of the strongest of all Rapé's. Unfortunately our dear friend has passed away. His student is now producing the same varieties and therefore this batch is unique and carries a new energy with it.

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.

This is a very fine powder, though a little more coarse than usual. It takes great effort to produce such a fine powder, entirely void of stems, veins, grains and bits, at a 200 micron fineness. The fineness is our standard because this provides the best Rapé experience. All of our Rapé varieties are processed to a high standard and a consistent fineness, using laboratory grade sieves and milling equipment.

Reports from customers:

"...Kaxinawa Murici in my opinion is one of best I’ve tasted, so powerful but with a wonderful feeling peace and keeping me in here and now moment, no hangover feeling in the morning..."

Other names: Kaxinawa Forca

Kaxinawa means "People of the Bat" and is a name that was given to them by other enemy tribes. They are one of the biggest tribes in Acre state spread over different areas of the state with many communities and still exist in Peru as well. The Kaxinawas or Huni kuin (meaning true humans) are considered to be one of the biggest tribes in Acre, as they account for 42% of the indigenous population. They belongs to the Pano linguistic tribes that habitat the Peruvian and Brazilian Amazon. Moreover, their leader is a respected shaman that vigorously stands up for his tribe in public and through organizations: he founded the União das Naçoes Indigenas (UNI/AC) and ASKARJ, and he is a cofounder of the Alliance of Forest Peoples and of the International Council on Human Rights (IACHR). These organizations are speaking for the rights of the indigenous communities, as well as for human rights and the protection of the rainforest (Aya Conference 2014, Ibiza). 

Rapé in the Kaxinawas tribe is used for different purposes, such as the relief of physical pain and headaches, cleaning of the sinuses and alleviating snuffles. In addition, the Kaxinawas apply rapé for mental healing, mostly in combination with chanting. Rapé connects the tribe with spirits of the jungle and - depending on the exact ingredients - it can cure, heighten concentration, improve hunting, or be a connector with the spiritual nature.

More on the Kaxinawà

Leonel, 25 years old, father of 2 kids, is a gifted handicraft artist and just finished his pharmacology studies. 
When he was 15 years old he started to show interest in spirituality and native roots of his country Brasil. Many paths started to unfold, and in 2011 he had the chance to work with Yagé for the first time. During 2012 he frequently visited Yagé ceremonies and began to develop a deep interest in study of native cultures and forest medicines. He also joined a native medicine songs study group where heʼs been part for a couple of years. 
End of 2012, on a trip to beautiful Chapada dos Veadeiros brought him deeper into Rapé and the early months of 2013 brought a feeling of a growing urge to dedicate himself to this powerful jungle medicine and to dive deeper into the living science of it. 
The same year at a singing session of the native songs study group they received some native visitors from the Fulni-o tribe of Pernambuco in northeast Brasil whom joined in for some songs and Leonel began to feel deep appreciation for those people and their culture which led into the beginning of an a extended friendship with some of them. 
End 2013 he met a famous Rapé producer and transpersonal psychotherapist, well respected for his work with Rapé and holding space in forest medicine circles. Since the first encounter they both felt the flow and after some months Leonel could start working with him learning the fine arts of manufacturing and the traditional recipes gathered from different tribes. He also could assist in the circles with his songs and the Rapé, this period in his life being his time as an apprentice. 
In the year 2014 after ceremony where the brothers from the Funi-O tribe assisted, Leonel began to manifest the vision of a close partnership with them, bringing them from far northeast Pernambuco to Sao Paolos concrete jungle to enhance cultural exchange and to open them doors to apply their traditional medicines (Jurema), but also offering them a platform to sell their artwork and handicraft. Since then he has travelled with members of the tribe to several Brazilian cities following the same purpose and interconnecting also with other tribes living on the Brazilian territoryʼs. Through this work he got in contact with members of several tribes that all contributed a lot to his studies of the matter and brought him to a deeper level of knowledge. These tribes are the Huni Kuin (Acre), Yawanawa (Acre), Kariri-Xoco (Alagoas), Katukina (Acre), Guarani (Sao Paolo), Pataxo (Bahia) and the Huichol people from Mexico.
Nowadays his manufacturing skills are firm and strong and after all these years he continues making his Rapé in an artisanal way following the traditions he learned, instead of using any machine help during the main process he stamps hours with the traditional pilão and sings to the medicine, but he is also being open to new trends, fusions and creative ideas. He uses best quality pure tobacco originating from the Northeast of the country and the best quality ashes coming from the Brazilian amazon, all ingredients originating from native sources. 
The work heʼs doing serves as a bridge between native cultures and between traditional systems of medicine, environmental management and traditional art. 
His mission is to open access for people to this cultures and to facilitate access to traditional medicine of good quality in Brazil and abroad, always working in cooperation with other partners. His academical work during his formation as a pharmacologist  the last years focussed mainly on the sciences of ethnobotany, ethnofarmacology and pharmacognosy, planning and realising studies about the potential of medicinal plants as a treatment for arterial hypertension and studying and developing ideas for natural cosmetic and other natural products.

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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.

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