If you are interested to learn more about rapé, please read our Complete Guide to Rapé and Shamanic Snuffs to learn all about traditional usage of these botanicals.
The samauma tree is one of the largest in the world, and also called “kapok”. It is one of the largest trees in the world, growing up to 77m in height. Trunks are often 3m in diameter, but the largest grow to 5.8m in diameter. Native tribes along the Amazon River harvest the fibre to wrap around their blowgun darts. The fibres create a seal that allows the pressure to force the dart through the tube. Ceiba pentandra bark decoction has been used as a diuretic, aphrodisiac, and to treat headaches, as well as type II diabetes. The tree is a sacred symbol in Mayan mythology.
Rapeh (rapé; ha-pay) is an ethnobotanical product that originates from the Amazon jungle. There is great variance of methods used to produce rapeh, often using the blends of a variety of plants. Our herbal rapeh products are made from the specific plant material specified. Our products are botanical samples, and we do not endorse any specific usage of the plant; nor any possible health benefits as they have not been evaluated in any formal study approved by Health Canada, the FDA or similar organization.
Dave Clydesdale –
The biggest tree in the world has the biggest expectations in the world… expectations were met. As far as rapeh goes, it was very soft. Now I see this tree all the time in internet photos and videos and its pretty fun to identify it.