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Tabaco Virginia Bright

Bottle, 10 Ml, 3 Gr from United States (SKU 3411)

This Tobacco powder is made from Virginia Flue Cured, a yellow and light organic tobacco (Nicotiana tabacum), commonly used for cigarette tobacco, when cut. This is a very fine dust, made from pure leaf without stems or veins. The fresh and leathery leaves are first dried, completely deveined, then ground and sieved multiple times to achieve the finest dry powder, perfect for using in personal preparations. 

Packed in 10 ml clear plastic bottles containing 3 gr.



This extremely fine Tobacco powder is made from Virginia Flue Cured, a yellow and light organic tobacco (Nicotiana tabacum), commonly used for cigarette tobacco, when cut. This is a very fine dust, made from pure leaf without stems or veins. The fresh and leathery leaves are first dried, completely deveined, then ground and sieved multiple times to achieve the finest dry powder, 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. This creamy tobacco powder suits as an essential ingredient to create or blend your own. 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. It takes great effort to produce such a fine powder at a 125 micron fineness. This is our standard. All of our Tobacco powders and Rapé's are processed to a consistent fineness using laboratory grade seives and milling equipment.

Other names: Tobacco Flue Cured

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. In addition to ayahuasca rituals that are combined with tobacco consumption, 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.

Wilbert J, (1987). Tobacco and Shamanism in South America. Yale University Press,
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Herraiz T, Chaparro C (2005). Human monoamine oxidase is inhibited by tobacco smoke: beta-carboline alkaloids act as potent and reversible inhibitors. Biochem Biophys Res Commun.;326(2):378-86.
  
Janiger O,  Dobkin de Rios M (1973). Suggestive Hallucinogenic Properties of Tobacco Medical Anthropology Newsletter;4(4): 6-11

Jauregui X, Clavo ZM, Jovel EM, Pardo-de-Santayana M (2011). Plantas con madre: plants that teach and guide in the shamanic initiation process in the East-Central Peruvian Amazon. J Ethnopharmacol.;134(3):739-52. 

Stanfill SB, Connolly GN, Zhang, L, Jia, TL, Henningfield, J, Richter P, et al. (2010). Surveillance of international oral tobacco products: total nicotine, un-ionized nicotine and tobacco-specific nitrosamines. Tob. Control 20, e2. 

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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