Rapé is a snuff tobacco powder, which is pronounced ‘ha-peh’ in English. It 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.
It is made by a sacred and labour intensive process, and consist of various Amazonian plants – tobacco, trees, leaves, seeds, and other sacred ingredients. The tobacco that is used to make Rapé is a different strand of tobacco that is typically used in the Western society. Rapé is generally made by various indigenous tribes, who originate from different South American countries – primarily Brazil and Peru.