Bottle, 25 Ml, 10 Gr from Peru (SKU 3351)
Pure Rustica leaves powder, similar to Mapacho. This finely powdered rustica is perfect for using in personal preparations. Mixed with ashes it becomes a powerful but stable Rapé similar to other traditional types produced by the indigenous tribes of South America. Perfect for those wishing to explore the possibilities of blending their own varieties, or to add a rounded and grounding twist to your favourite grey Rapé. More information below.
Packed in 25 ml clear plastic bottles containing 10 gr.
This is the finest pure Rustica powder, made from traditional Rustica leaves from Iquitos, Peru. Unlike other Mapacho this is unfermented.
The leaves are sundried, crushed, dehydrated, deveined, and then ground and sieved multiple times, to obtain the finest powder. This sacred, wholesome plant can bring profound clarity and help to remove negative energies. Nicotiana rustica is about 20 times stronger than our traditional tobacco, Nicotiana tobacum (Stanfill et al. 2010). Indigenous tribes use tobacco in ceremonies, to predict good weather, fishing or harvest, and for spiritual (e.g. vision quest, trance etc) and curing purposes (Wilbert 1987), but rarely for smoking. It is one of the oldest and most potent curing plants known to indigenous tribes.
This finely powdered mapacho is perfect for using in personal preparations. Mixed with ashes it becomes a powerful but stable Rapé similar to other traditional types produced by the indigenous tribes of South America. Perfect for those wishing to explore the possibilities of blending their own varieties, or to add a rounded and grounding twist to your favourite grey Rapé.
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 125 micron fineness. This is our standard. All of our Rapé varieties are processed to a high standard and a consistent fineness, using laboratory grade seives and milling equipment.
A detailed description on how to blend your own Rapé can be found here.
Other names: Nicotiana rustica, Mapacho (not fermented), Mapacho leaf.
All South American shamans have an intimate relationship with tobacco, and consider it a very sacred, wholesome plant that is deeply entrenched in their culture and rites. Tobacco consumed in high amounts has strong psychedelic and hallucinogenic effects, as it contains two alkaloids, harman and norharman, which are closely related to harmine and harmaline (Janiger et al. 1973). These two beta-carbolines inhibit monoamine oxidase (Herraiz et al. 2005), leading to antidepressive and uplifting effects (Farzin 2006).
In addition to Ayahuasca rituals that are combined with tobacco snuffs, there are even shamans that specialized in tobacco healing, called tobaqueros (Jauregui et al. 2011). When used in shamanic rituals, tobacco is assumed to protect, cleans and re-align energies, thereby bringing profound clarity and healing (Jauregui et al. 2011). Furthermore, South American shamans, commonly use tobacco smoke to blow it over the person to be healed with the intention to bring their energies into equilibrium and clean out all negativity and anxiety (i.e. ‘sopladas’ – the healing energy of blowing) (Jauregui et al. 2011). Thus, tobacco in the shamanistic culture has a potent function of cleansing, bringing clarity and focus, and for allowing strong visualizations.
This powder is made from Mapacho leaves. The leaves are dried, deveined, ground, dehydrated and sieved multiple times to achieve the finest dust of a dry and flowing powder. It takes great effort to produce such a fine powder at a 100 micron fineness. This is our standard. All our tobacco powders, Rapé's and ashes are processed to a high standard and consistent fineness and dryness, using laboratory grade seives and dehydrating equipment, before packaging.
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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