Rapé is the general name given to medicines that are grinded into fine powder and then blown into both nostrils. Most rapés are made with tobacco and other ingredients. All tribes that work with kambo use at least one type of rapé. There are also very powerful and visionary medicines that can be considered rapé like yopo or virola which contain triptamines.
We often offer and recommend rapé during kambo ceremony in different ocassions, in order to triggger or deepen the purge and to discharge all the toxins that the organs release when it is not happening by itself, we also offer it when we think there is more to purge.
We have been working exclusively with rapé from the yawanawa and Kaxinawa (Huni Kuin) tribes that is prepared with lots of prayers, respect and lots of focused attention and intention to be a helpful medicine. This medicine is composed by sacred tobacco and the ashes of a tree known as tsunú, which is consider to be one of the most used trees as remedy for many ailments.
Rapé can help in many ways and the spirit of this grandafather assists us by helping us to move the energy that is blocked or when we feel stuck during ceremony with kambo and with ayahuasca.