Immerse yourself in the strength of Huni Kuin Cacau Rapé, expertly blended with the ashes of the native Amazonian cacao tree. This captivating recipe originates from the Huni Kuin tradition, resulting in a powerful medicine with a distinctive reddish hue. This particular blend is exceptionally potent, containing less ash and more tobacco, offering a deep, earthy, and grounding character. It combines Sabia and Moi tobaccos, predominantly featuring the extra-strong Sabia tobacco with a smaller portion of the gentle and harmonizing native Moi tobacco.
Understanding Theobroma cacao
Theobroma cacao is the scientific name of the cacao tree, with ""cacau"" being the Portuguese term for it. The genus name derives from Greek, meaning ""food of the gods."" Theobromine, an alkaloid found in cacao, is a vasodilator, diuretic, and heart stimulant. The word Cacao has its roots in Nahuatl (Aztecan) cacaua, which is the origin of cacahuatl, translating to ""bean of the cocoa tree.""
Native to the Amazon basin, the cacao tree has spread to other parts of the Americas and beyond. Tribes that utilize the ashes for their Rapé obtain them from native trees growing wild along riversides in the jungle. This ash is 100% authentic Amazonian.
Experiencing Huni Kuin Cacau Rapé
Primarily used by the Huni Kuin and other tribes, the bark and wood from the native cacao or cacau tree are burned to create ashes for their Hapé. The small trees with thin trunks make ash production a challenging process, resulting in a rare and authentic medicine.
While Cacau is known for opening the heart during ceremonies, this Rapé blend works on the heart while also grounding the user and strengthening their connection to the earth. Embrace the power of Huni Kuin Cacau Rapé and feel your heart open while remaining firmly rooted to the planet.