Rapé is a legal sacred shamanic snuff medicine, which is pronounced ‘ha-peh’ in English. It is a medicine that has been used by healers of the Amazon basin for thousands of years and has been an essential part of their tribal culture and history.
The medicine is made by a sacred and labour intensive process, and consist of various Amazonian medicinal plants – tobacco, trees, leaves, seeds, and other sacred ingredients. The tobacco that is used to make Rapé is about 20 times stronger than the typical tobacco used in the Western society. Rapé is generally made by various indigenous tribes, who originate from different South American countries – primarily Brazil and Peru.