Rapé

Pronounced “ha-peh”), a powerful, cleansing snuff used by shamans in the Amazon as part of ceremonial rites and shamanistic medicine. The main ingredient is mapacho, which refers to the ground dried leaves of the wild tobbaco plant (Nicotiana Rustica). Tabacco is a widely abused substance in our modern world, but a sacred plant for many indigenous cultures of the Americas. They use tobacco smoke to cleanse people and ceremonial spaces, make juice out of it, and RAPÉ!