Caboclo Rapé – Paricá

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Caboclo Paricá Rapé

Our Caboclo Paricá Rapé is not for the weak hearted, it is a powerful medicine to go deep. It is made with artisanal Rustica and ashes from the bark of a tree locally known as Paricá, also known as Xixá. This Rapé is made by one of the better non-indigenous  Rapé crafters of the region. Growing up deep in the forest this man started working as a youngster tapping rubber; he is a great connoisseur of the forest, it´s flora and it´s medicines.

Our Caboclo Paricá Rapé blend is not for the weak hearted, it is a powerful medicine to go deep. Rapé blends of late have become overall stronger and stronger; this was one of the first blends to be of this powerful variety. It is energetic and grounding. When taking a bit more it takes you all the way. Made with artisanal Rustica and ashes from the bark of a tree locally known as Paricá (not to be confused with the Yopo snuff that is sometimes also known as parica), also known as Xixá. This Rapé is made by one of the better non-indigenous Rapé crafters of the region. Growing up deep in the forest he started working as a youngster tapping rubber, saw a city for the first time when he was sixteen; he is a great connoisseur of the forest, it’s flora and it’s medicines.

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Caboclo Paricá

The people called Caboclos are the fruit of the historical syncretic relations dating back to the post-colonization period of our continent, bringing the fusion of the Indigenous, European and African elements. This is where the experience of new nuances of tastes and knowledge fuses the molds of their origins giving us an experience of the elements presented here. In this mixture of peoples that is the population of the Amazon we find some great Rapé crafters making beautiful medicine bringing their own cultural influences.

More About Rapé

Rapé is a medicinal snuff, usually made with tobacco, found throughout the Amazon. It is used in traditional Amazonian medicine and shamanism as a medicinal herb, and as a tool for shamanic journeying. Although rapé usually contains tobacco, it can contain a number of different herbs and plants to alter the experience. In addition, the strength of the tobacco used can change depending on the blend.

Rapé is usually administered by a shaman, through a pipe called a tepi. Small quantities of rapé are blown up the nostrils, one after the other. The effect can be powerful and immediate. You can also take rapé yourself, using a special pipe called a kuripe. You will lose out on the experience and knowledge of the shaman, who can impart energetic healing and guidance too.

Depending on the cultural group, rapé is used in different ways. It is often used recreationally as a stimulant, but is also used to enhance the power of other plant medicines, or on its own for its transformative power. It has a number of purported medicinal properties – its capacity to provoke purging means it has a reputation as a cleanser of toxins from the body, and a booster of natural immunity.


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