More about Kuntanawa Yunu Rapé
Kuntanawa Yunu Rapé is prepared with the usual top grade tobacco ashes from the wood and bark from the Sapota tree. The Sapota tree makes a great ash that is very gentle on the nose. The blend gets its delicious refreshing scent from the leafs of a tree called Yunu. Yunu is the name of this herb in their indigenous language. In Portuguese the locals call it Lourinho or Lourim. The botanical name we haven’t been able to trace so far. Yunu or Lourinho has a very pleasant, refreshing minty scent which definitely lifts the spirits. It supports spiritual cleansing and drives away negative energies.
Yunu and Kuntanawa Rapé Snuff as medicine
In the Kuntanawa tradition the healers use it to heal depression. Depression is seen as the consequence of negative energy accumulating in the energetic body. This is from wrong choices, from external influences and as with everything from influences of the spiritual worlds. Negative thoughts attracts negative energies and beings that feed on that energy. As such it becomes a vicious circle where it starts with something that attracts something that makes it worse, that attracts more of what it made worse in the first place. In time this manifests in the physical and becomes real
dis-ease. A lot of the indigenous medicine is based on this understanding of interaction between the visible and the invisible. The indigenous healers use the medicines like Rapé, Sananga, Ayahuasca and Kambo together with the herbs of the forest to heal. They use herbal baths, steam baths, teas and so on. Many times the medicine man takes the medicines to journey and identify the disease and discover the medicine for the ailment. The patient doesn’t necessarily participate. Just the shaman takes the medicines to pray and journey and discover what needs to be uncovered,
Use with respect and care; it is a tobacco product and can be habit forming!