Huni Kuin Rapéh– Cacau
Huni Kuin Rapé – Cacau
Theobroma Cacao is the scientific name of the cacao tree, in Brazil cacau. It is native to Amazon basin from where it spread out to other parts of the Americas and from there around the world. The name of the genus comes from greek and means food of the gods. Teobromina is an alkaloid present in cacao and is a vasodilator, diuretic and heart stimulant.
Mainly the Huni Kuin or Kaxinawá, but also other tribes, have used the bark of the tree to burn ashes for their Rapé Snuff. Sometimes the fruit pods are used as well.
This very beautiful Rapéh is blended with ashes from the wild natural cacao from the region. Cacao is a native plant from this part of the Amazon and grows wild by the riverside. This beautiful recipe is from the Huni Kuin tradition, it is usually a reddish colored medicine. This particular one is extra strong, a medicine with less ashes that has an earthy grounding caracter.
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