Shamanic Snuff – Tonka
Tonka snuff is made with the oh-so-wonderfully scented Cumaru (Dipteryx odorata) seeds. It has a beautiful vanilla and almond-like flavor, and for that reason it is used to flavor tobacco snuffs and cigars, and even for haute cuisine deserts. Tonka beans were first used in perfumery in the 1700s. It has a dreamy smell that when inhaled in Rapé helps you journey into the depths of the mysteries of the forest. Its sweet delicate flavor makes it work on the heart chakra.
Amazonian Cumaru is considered a medicine for respiratory problems but also has its use as a lucky charm. In Amazonian folk magic it is used for realizing wishes and manifesting. The bark and seeds are traditionally used for their medicinal qualities. Due to its ability to widen the airways, it is primarily used for respiratory problems such as bronchitis and asthma. It is said to be anti-inflammatory and anti-rheumatic.
This special Rapé is a Sacred Connection original, deliciously flavoured and hits the spot.
Emburana and Tonka
Emburana comes from the seeds from the Cumaru Tree. Brazil has a variety of Cumaru species with different seeds but with the same general scent and medicinal properties. There are two families, the Dipteryx odorata and the Amburanas, which include: Amburana acreana, Amburana cearensis and Amburana claudii. They all produce seeds used for scenting perfumes, snuff, cigars and even deserts due to their scent and flavor, a fusion of vanilla and almonds which is quite delicious.
The seeds from the Dypterix are long and black, while Amburana seeds are smaller round and spotted. Their smell is very similar; both getting their scent from the Coumarin present in the seeds. Some people call only the Amburana seeds Amburana, Emburana or Imburana, and refer to Dypterix seeds as Tonka, but generally they are all known as Emburana.
Use with respect and care; it is a tobacco product and can be habit forming!