Rapé – Murici Cactus

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Rapé Murici Cactus is one of kind rapé with a medium to strong strenght. A mix of moi and corda tobacco with Murici ash. What makes this rapé from the Katukini special is the addition of the pulverized cactus

Composition: Selenicereus grandiflorus, Murici ash, Moi and Corda tobacco.

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Murici Cactus – Katukina

Rapé Murici Cactus is one of kind rapé with a medium to strong strenght. A mix of moi and corda tobacco with Murici ash. What makes this rapé from the Katukini special is the addition of the pulverized cactus, “Selenicereus grandiflorus”.  also known as “Queen of the Night”

Chakras: Cardiac and Coronary.

Queen of the night

Scientific Name: Cactus Selenicereus grandiflorus

The cactus is well known specially because of its very large flowers. The caxctus flowers at night and the flower only stays open for a few hours.close up of the flower. Cactus Selenicereus grandiflorus Popular Names: night flower; prom flower; fragrant flower; large-flowered cactus; mandacaru; Mexico-candle; silk flower; spiny torch; spinal cactus, cardon, giant and flower queen.

Indications: The plant offers mental and emotional benefits. Its consumption provides an increase in blood circulation in the brain and, consequently, increases the functioning of neurotransmitters.
Cardiac and circulatory disorders, rheumatism, congestion and irritation of the heart, palpitations, overexcitation, pneumonia; congestive asthma, chronic breathlessness, headaches. Excellent in heart disorders due to abuse of coffee, tobacco, tea, and alcoholic beverages. It relieves heart irritation without harming the nervous system.

 

FLowering Cactus Selenicereus grandiflorus with humanhand in picture to show size

The queen of the night (Selenicereus grandiflorus) is a climbing, crawling, semi-epiphytic, torn cactus. The slender, up to 1 m long, slender, five to eight-ribbed and triangular or square cross-section stems climb tree trunks or walls in height and form a dense weave of twigs. Roots often form at the nodes and ends with which the plant attaches itself to the substrate.

the katukina use the dried catus in their rapé/snuff murici cactus

The cactus forms very large flowers that open at night and usually stay open for only a few hours. The flower reaches a length of 25 cm and a diameter of 30 cm at the top.

Benefits 

Cactus Selenicereus grandiflorus offers mental and emotional benefits. Its consumption provides an increase in blood circulation in the brain. This consequently, increases the functioning of neurotransmitters. Excellent in heart disorders due to abuse of coffee, tobacco, tea and alcoholic beverages. Relieves heart irritation without harming the nervous system.

The Tribe

The Katukina or Catuquina are an indigenous group who live in southwestern Brazil at the border of the Amazonas and Acre. They are the traditional carriers of rapé knowledge in the Amazonas region. They number approximately 450 individuals. Katukina people call themselves: People of heaven, people of the sun and people of the otter.

Five linguistically distinct but geographically proximate indigenous groups, Katukina or Catuquina, Katokina, Katukena, Katukino, is what we now call the Katukina. The Katukina are a tribe that is very connected to the usage of sacred plants. They consider themselves as the first tribe to receive the Kambo medicine straight from the frog. They still carry a vast knowledge about plants and the spirit of the world. Their Rapé is strong and deep, and it carries the wild and powerful spirit of the jungle.

Would you like to know more about this small Amazonian tribe ? Have a look at this interesting website.

Tepi and Kuripe

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 snuff 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.

blow pipes used for rapé snuff

Tepis receiving blessings from their creators

I sieve this rapé Murici Cactus and all other snuff 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.