Hapé - Balso Description
Since we get our Hape directly from the tribes, it's fresh. The strength and potency of each batch will vary slightly depending on the harvest season, the specific medicinal herb combinations, and the tribal region. Each collection of Hape is limited and unique. If you like a particular Hape, consider purchasing more than one, as we can only ensure the deliverability of specific varieties.
Contains - Tobacco
Gifts - This unique Hapé combines wild indigenous organic tobacco with the sacred ash of the Amazonian Canela De Velho tree, revered by indigenous peoples for its medicinal properties.
With its deep and intense character, Hapé Canela de Velho offers a profound experience. Many have likened its energetic essence to the renowned Tsunu blend, yet it carries a smoother touch, ensuring a balanced journey for the user.
This exceptional blend has gained recognition for its therapeutic benefits. Hapé Canela de Velho is highly regarded for its potential to alleviate fibromyalgia, inflammation, rheumatoid arthritis, and joint pain. While the physical effects provide a sense of equilibrium, the energetic impact truly captivates. Users need to ground themselves firmly, as the energetic effects can be potent and may overwhelm those not prepared.
Hapé Canela de Velho works harmoniously with the root, solar plexus, and sacral chakras, helping to restore and balance the body's energy centers. This blend's profound influence on these chakras can enhance overall well-being, promoting a sense of vitality and harmony.
Indulge in the healing power of Hapé Canela de Velho, lovingly created by the Yawanawa and Huni Kuin Kaxinawa tribes. Unlock the potential of this extraordinary blend and embark on a transformative journey toward holistic wellness. Please seek professional advice before using this blend, especially if you have underlying health conditions.
Directions - To self-administer Hape, use a V-shaped self-applicator pipe known as a "Kuripe," which joins your mouth to your nostril. If you have another person, you can use a large blowpipe, called a "Tepi," to blow the Hape into another person's nostrils.
If you are new to using Hape, put a pencil eraser size of Hape into the palm of your hand. Split it in half, and blow it in each nostril. Typically, you will work up to a pencil eraser size in each nostril as your body adjusts to using the Hape. Afterward, allow yourself to sit for 10-20 minutes to quiet your mind and receive your intention.
Tribe Info - Canela de Velho Hapé is a powerful and purposeful blend crafted by the esteemed Yawanawa and Huni Kuin Kaxinawa tribes. The Yawanawa and Huni Kuin Kaxinawa tribes, are indigenous communities deeply rooted in the Amazon rainforest. These tribes possess rich cultural traditions and a profound connection to their ancestral lands.
The Yawanawa tribe, known for its vibrant ceremonies and profound spiritual practices, has a strong bond with nature. They revere the rainforest and its biodiversity, and their way of life is closely intertwined with the natural world.
The Huni Kuin Kaxinawa tribe also embraces a deep spiritual connection with nature and the spiritual realm. They have preserved their traditional customs, language, and shamanic practices, passing down ancient wisdom through generations.
Both tribes have faced significant challenges due to encroachment on their lands and the threat of cultural assimilation. However, they have demonstrated resilience and continue to assert their rights and protect their cultural heritage.
Through their craftsmanship, rituals, and sustainable practices, the Yawanawa and Huni Kuin Kaxinawa tribes offer the world a glimpse into their unique way of life and wisdom. Their profound connection to nature and their ancestral traditions shape their identities and contribute to preserving indigenous culture in the Amazon rainforest.
What is Hapé?
Hapé is the preparation of powdered medicinal herbs administered through the nose as a snuff. Hapé quickly and intensely produces effects that make the user feel alert and elevated. Typically, mapacho (Aztec tobacco, which contains nine times the nicotine of common tobacco) is used as a base for Hapé, and other plant medicines are added for various effects.
This ancient practice of consuming powdered plant medicines through the nose dated back to the pre-Columbian days and was first observed among the indigenous tribes of Brazil. To these tribes, hapé is a sacred shamanic snuff medicine with extensive healing and other powers. Other uses include inducing visions, increasing energy, and heightening the senses with the aromatic fragrance of the plants used in the blend.
Several tribes traditionally use Hape, and they each produce their own specific Hapé blends. These tribes include but are not limited to the Katukina, Yawanawa, Kaxinawa, Nukini, Kuntanawa, Apurinã, Ashaninka, and Matses.
In 1577 doctor and botanist Francisco Hernández de Boncalo introduced herbal snuff in Europe, and the elites of that time often took snuff as a headache treatment. During the 18th century, inhaling snuff became fashionable among the European aristocracy.
Today, indigenous tribes in the Amazon basin continue to use hapé in all aspects of life, from formal rituals to social gatherings to simply tuning into Nature and welcoming the healing power of sacred plant medicines.
The ritual use of hapé was introduced to the West by traveling shamans through ayahuasca ceremonies and visitors who have spent time in the jungle with indigenous communities. Ritual hapé use is making its way around the world.