- Amazonian Plant Medicines
- 3 - Samauma Rapé
3 - Samauma Rapé
Latin Name: Ceiba pentandra
Ash: Samaúma bark
This is the largest tree in the Amazon forest and one of the largest in the world, growing up to 90 meters. It is known as the mother of all other trees and as the Queen of the Forest. This is one of the most sacred allies of the indigenous people of the Amazon basin, even among the Mayans. Its roots are capable of sourcing water from very deep in the Earth, not only to supply itself but for numerous other creatures that call this majesty home. They believe that it is an enchanted spirit and possesses magical powers protecting the other trees and the inhabitants of the forest. It is also popularly known as “Tree of Life” and “Ladder of Heaven,” making the connection between Heaven and Earth. It is for all of these reasons that the indigenous use it’s bark for making rapé, as well as mixing it into ayahausca, to receive the blessing of the great Queen of the Forest. This rapé can clear the central channel from the roots up to the crown. It is also known for its effect in the abdominal region and can help clear relationship boundaries.
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3.5g = $15
6 g = $25
12 g = $48
38 g = $144
100 g = $350
250 g = $625
500 g = $1000
1000 g (1 kg) = $1500
10% discount for orders of more than 1 bottle (with a minimum of $50 order total).
Rapé (also hapé) is a finely ground blend of medicinal plants and ash. It’s most widely used in Brazil, though the Matses in Peru also have a green version with uncured mapacho. It is believed to go back to the time of the Incas. It can help focus the mind, release emotional, physical, energetic and spiritual illnesses, align the chakras, connect to higher consciousness and ground the body.
Storage: Please keep the bottle in a dark, cool place away from direct sunlight.
Wankawi intends to do it's best for ethically sourcing these Amazonian Medicines. While traveling to the jungle to ensure cultivation, preparation, sale and shipment processes is not possible, we ask as many questions as we can to ensure all are in alignment with our values. We work with women suppliers and preparers when possible to support their livelihoods. We also buy from suppliers that have a well known reputation for highest quality products. Wankawi is driven by sustainability, in all senses. If any of these medicines become endangered, or we hear of unethical or ecologically destructive practices, we will discontinue offering these medicines. The foremost important aspect of working with these medicines is to listen - to the plants themselves, the Wisdom of the Earth and the communities and traditions from which they originate. Only when we take care of the entire system, can we truly heal, thrive and create a new world.
*A portion of proceeds (5-10%) is donated annually back to the communities or organizations working to support Amazonian communities and the plants.
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