More about Matico Rapé
Rapé (pronounced “ha-peh” or “rapay”) means "dust of the ancients" and it has been used for thousands of years by the indigenous tribes of the Amazon. Although the herbs vary from rapé to rapé, the main ingredient is always the powdered tobacco leaf of the Nicotiana Rustica. When used in combination with an intention, rapé can be a powerful tool for realizing our dreams.
About the ingredients matico and cecropia
Piper aduncum, also known as Matico or the prickly pepper, is a flowering wild plant and grows on the coasts and in the forests of Central and South America. Legend tells that the plant was discovered by a wounded Spanish soldier named Matico. He learned from the local tribes that applying the leaves to his wounds stopped the bleeding. The natural medicine was thus baptized "Matico" or "soldier's herb". Like many species in the pepper family, the matico plant has a peppery smell.
Cecropia is a flowering plant found in the forests of Mexico and South America. Once fully grown it reaches a height of 20 meters and the leaves in the top look like a large umbrella. The woolly hair of the leaves and stems is dried and can be added as a component in rapé.
Our Matico Rapé consists of the ashes of the burnt leaves of both the Matico plant and the Cecropia tree.
How is Matico Rapé used and what are its effects?
The traditional way to use rapé is when someone else (usually a shaman) blows the powder into your nose with a tepi. However, you can also self-administer rapé with a v-shaped wooden pipe called kuripe. More information about rapé.