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Kuntanawa Cumaru

Bottle, 10 Ml, 7 Gr from Brazil (SKU 4049)

(Batch #2241) This delicate Kuntanawa medicine was crafted with local organic Moi Tabaco, ashes from the Sapota tree and Cumaru seeds, giving it it´s sweet scent. This is a Rapé for concentration that gives us strength and firmness in the spiritual world and opens the gates to spiritual concentration. Cumaru is also a very strong anti-inflammatory medicine. All medicines have their strength and their power, Cumaru has the power to give firmness, because it is a very big tall tree with a huge crown, he gives us “Astral firmness”.

Packed in 10 ml clear plastic bottles containing 7 gram.



This delicate Kuntanawa medicine was crafted with local organic Moi Tabaco, ashes from the Sapota tree and Cumaru seeds giving it it´s sweet scent. This is a Rapé for concentration that gives us strength and firmness in the spiritual world and opens the gates to spiritual concentration. Cumaru is also a very strong anti-inflammatory medicine. All medicines have their strength and their power, Cumaru has the power to give firmness, because it is a very big tall tree with a huge crown, he gives us “Astral Firmness”.

There are many Rapés produced, with only a few varieties containing Cumaru. There are different parts of the tree that are used in Rapé. The two main species are Cumaru Verdadeiro (Dipteryx Odorata) and Cumaru de Cheiro (Amburana cearensis and Amburana acreana), "true Cumaru" and "scented Cumaru", also called Imburana, Emburana or Amburana. Regionally most species are known by popular names and many times different botanical species have the same popular names in different regions. This confuses many people researching Rapé ingredients. As we can see True Cumaru has Odorata in its scientific name which also indicates it smells and the seeds are what they call Tonka Beans that actually smell stronger then Ambuarana seeds and to make it even more confusing are used of the same purpose and the end product, like Snuff or Cigars scented with them are called Amburana. Rapé is also made with Cumaru ashes, of both types but more commonly of the True version.

This Rapé was blended with the seeds of True Cumaru that grows abundantly in the region. Both types contain Cumarine and are considered beneficial for respiratory problems; a tea can be made from the bark and the seeds of the Cumaru de Cheiro that is a well-known folk medicine for bronchitis. Like all medicinal plants in the indigenous universe there are physical medicinal healing properties and spiritual ones and something so wonderfully scented as Tonka Beans can only attract good things!

This is an extremely fine powder, creamy to the touch. It takes great effort to produce such a fine powder, entirely void of stems, veins, grains and bits, and at a 150 micron fineness. This is our standard because this produces the best Rapé experience. All of our Rapé varieties, be it a genuinely tribal Rapé, Cinza (ashes), or tobacco powder, we process this to a high standard and consistent fineness, using laboratory grade sieves and milling equipment.

Like the Nukini, the Kuntanawa tribe became almost extinct due to the massacres of the latex cycle. One single family was left after the rubber boom and only since the beginning in 2000 a small group of Kuntanawa started to claim their indigenous heritage (Pantoja et al. 2014; Labate et al. 2014). Unfortunately, their culture is still under threat and the Kuntanawa are still struggling to regain full ethnic recognition and they are trying to regain their territory. Nowadays, there are only about 250 members left that are scattered throughout the region of Acre, Brazil. In order to survive, the Kuntanawa are joining other Pano linguistic tribes and they are organizing festivals together to share their traditions, their rituals, and their culture with foreign visitors. This small Pano linguistic tribe strongly values the ritualistic use of Ayahuasca to teach them and to guide them. The Kuntanwa even hold a strong believe that Ayahuasca will unravel their ancient knowledge and bring back their partly lost traditions (Pantoja et al. 2014). However, their language seems to be irrecoverably lost (Labate et al. 2014).

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