About Rapé

Rapé, pronounced hapay or rapay, is a medicinal snuff from the Amazon. It's used to connect tribes to the power of the god of creation and to the spirits of the forest.

Rapé is thought to be beneficial for many physical ailments - for relieving headaches, to cool down in heat, to relax the mind, sinus problems, lower blood pressure and to intensify concentration - rapé is also good for grounding and releasing energy blocks.

It's a mix of leaves, seeds, spices, bark, oils, herbs and flowers from sacred plants, roots and trees. Handmade, without mechanical means, rapé is pure and natural. The basis of rapé is ground tobacco leaf (mapacho), cooked over a fire in a ceremony with chanting and prayer.  

Using a bamboo pipe, rapé is blown up the nose. It's blown into each nostril while the client is holding their breath.  It’s important to blow into both nostrils to keep the balance of energy.


Strong, fast, short, long, slow or light blows can be used. The type of blow used, will determine how long you will be in the power of the medicine.


Rapé For Sale

(out of stock)


This rapé is very rare and a unique blend containing no tobacco. It's made in the dry season of the Amazon because the unique and special plants only grow in the dry season next to the riverbeds. It's not heated or fermented and is considered raw, living rapé.  Sacred plant mixture.


Leaves you feeling fresh, light, clear and a heightened state of awareness in mind body and spirit. Uplifting and energizing.

Nukini High Vibe
(limited stock)

Ingredients: Parica, mapacho, Cetico and Manaca with a little Virola*

Purpose: high vibe, very strong

Yawanawa Samsara Forca
(out of stock)

Ingredients: Pao Pereira, mixed Mapachos and Amyruca.

Purpose:  Super powerful, cleansing and supremely energising.

Kamanawa Camanagua

Ingredients: Mapacho, piri piri

Purpose: Focus, concentration and high energy

Kaxinawa Masculino Mariri

Ingredients: Mapacho, Black Vine, Pixuri Murici, White Tsunu.

Purpose: Strong, grounding and sense enhancing.

Nukini Cumaceba

Ingredients: A blend of jungle tobaccos and ashes with master plants.

Purpose: Powerful, visionary, connection to forest spirits, strong energy. Uplifting and energising. Opens up sexual energy.

Katukina Passiflora
(out of stock)

Ingredients: Mapacho, Tsunu, Passiflora.

Purpose: Calming, meditative, healing, soothing and connection to self. Strong cleansing, deep grounding, releasing big entities, negative thoughts, deep sickness and heavy energies. Best use in the evenings after you’ve been at work or coming from a stressful toxic environment or commuting on public transport. Great before going to sleep and for lucid dreaming. The combination of tsunu ash with purple passionflower is made to create a nexus between you and the dream world.

Yawanawa Yopo
(Out of stock)

Ingredients: A blend of pure Yopo** and Jungle tobaccos.

Purpose: Powerful and visionary – spirit of the Jaguar. Grounding. 

Katukina Grey Anamu

Ingredients: Tsunu, Mapacho and Parica.

Purpose: Strong and energising. Grounding, balance & focus. Also good for sinus issues and clearing away curses and negativity from the energetic field


NB: Rapé is created by medicine masters in the heart of the Amazon jungle. This is a rustic medicine made by hand, not made by mechanical means. The energetic and medicinal properties of the rapé therefore stay pure to form, and powerful.


Rapé is a sacred medicine and should not be mixed with alcohol or recreational drugs.

Virola* and Yopo** are powerful visionary medicines. Large quantities can be hallucinogenic.

To buy rapé and sananga/bechette contact Cath for prices.

Rapé that is out of stock won't be available until September.

The information on this site is not intended to be a substitute for professional medical advice. Never disregard professional medical advice or delay seeking it because of something you have read on this website. Kambo information is courtesy of the, a professional body for kambo practitioners. Cath Walker is a registered Advanced Kambo Practitioner with the IAKP and a registered nutrition and lifestyle coach with the Federation of Nutritional Therapy Practitioners. As a practitioner for health, Cath does not diagnose or claim Kambo is a cure for disease.