Rapé – Jatobá
€2.50 – €70.00
Names: Jatobá, Jatobazeiro and Jatobá-verdadeiro
Origin: Saó Paulo, Brazil.
Composition: Organic rope tobacco, Jatobá bark ash
Organic rope tobacco and bark ashes of Hymenaea courbaril make up the composition of Rapé Jatobá.
This is a light brown Rapé with very clear energy coming from the Jatobá bark Ashes. In Rapé its the composition of various ingredients that make up its unique frequency/energy.
The type of ash used for Rapé plays a big role in its function. In Rapé Jatobá it’s the barks ashes that give it its special signature. It’s a Rapé that can be used for mental and spiritual vigor. Jatabá works on the throat and frontal Chakra. Another well-balanced Rapé from Carlito.
About Jatobá/ Hymenaea courbaril
Jatoba, officially known as Hymenaea courbaril. It is a tall rainforest canopy tree. Some Jatoba trees reach towering heights of 90 feet. The tree is part of the family of the Fabaceae. Extending from the north to the southeast of the national territory Hymenaea courbaril grows in Brazil. Since ancient times, Jatoba has been used in natural remedies for ailments including coughs and bronchitis and many others. it’s also a great booster natural energy without any caffeine or other harmful stimulants. Many Amazonian people use Jatobá en various ways. The use of Jatobá’s resin as a part of love potions
is one example. This resin is also burned as incense at wedding ceremonies.
Chemical analysis of jatobá shows that it is rich in biologically active compounds including diterpenes, sesquiterpenes, flavonoids, and oligosaccharides. Jatoba also has notable antibacterial and anti-inflammatory properties. A study performed at the University of Brasilia in Brazil found that the phytochemicals, including phytic acid, in jatoba could help reduce swelling and irritation. It may also be beneficial in combating a wide array of harmful organisms, such as bacteria and viruses.
Medicinal Benefits: Jatobá is an excellent source of vitamin C and minerals such as iron, phosphorus, potassium, magnesium, and calcium. It strengthens the immune system, regulates blood pressure, aids in brain performance due to the presence of magnesium. Great decongestant and expectorant.
About the maker
My friend Carlito from Sao Paulo made this Rapé. He practices various forms of plant-medicine work like all of my contacts do. In this work, he received instructions to open his path to Rapé. He has followed the instructions and has been making Rapé for several years now. Even without a connection with indigenous Indians, he has learned to make high-quality types of Rapé.
Carlito showed me the little altar space where he keeps his Rapé. Before any of his own rapé leave his house it stays in a room. Surrounded with various crystals and placed under a pyramid the Rapé stays there for a week. On various moments in this period, He enters this room and prays towards the Rapé. A week of energizing and prayers is the final part of the work. The Rapé is ready now.
Traditionally Rapé is administered through a pipe made out of bamboo or bone. The Tepi is a blowpipe that you can use to administer another person. When receiving Rapé the other blows it through both nostrils. In general, the shape of the Tepi is straight, curved or V-shaped. A different form is self-administration. For this, you use a Kuripe. The Kuripe has a V- shape and connects the mouth to the nostril. In this case, you blow the Rapé to yourself.
I sieve this Rapé Jatobá and all other Rapé coming from my shop through a 120-micron high-grade stainless steel mesh. This makes an extremely fine powder. It’s labor-intensive but guarantees a consistent fineness, cleanness and optimal absorption of the Snuff. I store the Rapé stock dry and in vacuum containers to prolong freshness and quality.