What Is Rapé
Rapé is a concoction of carefully prepared Amazonian plants. This concoction is prepared with intention and eventually, the end product is administered in powder form via the blowpipe and blown up the nostrils. This can be self-administered or administered by another person. This “blow” is quite forceful and can be quite unpleasant. Sometimes, and depending on the plants it can sting like pepper in the nostrils and sinuses. The Amazonian snuff can make you sneeze. However, the effects on the body are much more powerful than just a mere sneeze.
The wild sacred Tobacco, Nicotina Rustica, is often combined with other Amazonian plants in the Amazonian snuff. It is a sacred shamanic medicine or tool and has been used by tribes of the Amazon basin for thousands of years.
Depending on the plant combination, Rapé can help to rebalance many aspects of the being. The intense blow immediately focuses the mind, stops the busy internal chatter in the mind and creates space for your intention. it can also help to release emotional, physical, and spiritual illnesses and eases negativity and confusion, enabling grounding of the mind.
Shamans have used Rapé to re-align with their energy channels and with their higher self. And help increase their connection with the universe. Rapé assists with paving the way for detoxification of the body as it helps to clean out all excess mucus, toxins, and bacteria, and therefore assists in preventing and fighting against colds and clearing the sinuses.
Rapé can also increase the blood flow to the mind with the nicotine content which in turn helps to releases neurotransmitters such as epinephrine, acetylcholine, and dopamine, supporting an increased focus, presence, and intuition. It has also been known to help reduce stress levels and certain states of depression. There are rumors of the Amazonian snuff and its effect on decalcifying the pineal gland. This has yet to be scientifically proven.
Rapé can be used during the Kambo ceremony when there is a need to assist in moving stuck energy within the person.