Yawanawa Cumaru

Bottle, 10 Ml, 7 Gr from Brazil (SKU 3173)

(New Batch #3303). A deeply intense and strong Rapé containing Cumaru ashes. Cumaru is extremely grounding and has the ability to put the user into deep trance like states. It easily makes it way into the back of the throat and in some occasions can cause detoxification. This s a famous Rapé made from traditional ingredients obtained from the Yawanawá and made by a magician who understands the respect and honour needed to work with these plant spirits. More information below.

Packed in 10 ml clear plastic bottles containing 7 gr.




10 ml 25 ml


7 gr


max: 10

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.

A deeply intense and strong Yawanawá style Rapé containing Rustica Tabaco and Tonka Bean Tree (Cumaru) ashes. Yawanawá Cumaru is extremely grounding and has the ability to put the user into deep trance like states. It easily makes it way into the back of the throat, and in some occasions can cause deep nausea and detoxification. Purging is quite possible and the aftertaste although quite pleasant is extremely strong and can cause a continuous stream of phlegm in the throat. Intention and setting have an important role in the administration of this Rapé and one should take time and space to prepare for its effects.

This is a new Rapé made from traditional ingredients obtained from the Yawanawá, but mixed and charged with powers in a new post shamanic fashion by a magician 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.

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:

"...As always I started by smelling this Rapé with my eyes closed. The scent, woody and spicy, reminded me of the Yawanawa Canela do Velho, yet not as aggressive and much deeper. If it would be a colour, it would be a dark red, tannic, almost brown. The first dose I blew was the size of a pea. After the initial kick, which was very grounding and much less violent than the smell would suggest, the sensation radiated through my entire body, and after only seconds I could feel its presence all the way down to my feet. Then it began an intense work in the stomach, and made gently its way to my head. This connection between stomach and mind is the most distinctive property I could give to this Rapé: by releasing the spirit of some intellectual processes of the mind, it allowed me to access emotional roots through other, more direct ways. The travel was one to warm and humid caverns where some powerful magic dialogs with ancient memories (or maybe future ones) without using any words or codified language. This is not a Rapé to take casually. This is one that invites to a profound and slow meditation..."

"...Great experience with this Rapé, perfect for a special place on the beach or countryside. Effects of connection with yourself and clarity, taking away junk thoughts and achieving pure presence. Caution for beginners with this Rapé..."

Other names: Cumaru

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.

More information on the Yawanawá

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.

Apart from containing Brazilian Rustica Tabaco this Rapé has ashes from Cumaru bark (Dipteryx odorata). Cumaru is also known as the Tonka bean tree and has a long tradition of being used as a flavourful ingredient in snuffs, sweets, and foods. Yet, Cumaru also contains several bioactive ingredients, including coumarins and triterpenoids.

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