Rapé Elixir

From: $19.32

I am happy to present this newly developed Nukini Elixir snuff. One of its ingredients is a traditional tribal herb that’s now integrated into this blend. This special Nukini snuff is a powerful and nicely scented rapé that gives protection to its user.

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Rapé Elixir

This new Nukini recipe is made with a leaf called Elixir de Vagem. The leaf has a long traditional use. It helps with pain and fever. It is also in baths for children so they don’t get sick. It is a plant used for protection, spiritual and physical. This is a traditional Kuntanawa snuff. The word vagem refers to the lower parts next to the Amazonian rivers. These areas are flooded in the rainy season. Therefore Elixir de Vagem leaves can only be collected in the dry season.

Rapé Elixir is a powerful and nicely scented snuff that gives protection to its user.

The following site gives a lot of information about the Amazon water system,  Amazon waters

flooded forest brazil, rapé Elixir

The Nukini Tribe

The Nukini belong to the Pano linguistic family and are about only 750 members. The tribe suffered severely during the era of latex production and afterward.  The Nukini lost A huge part of their culture, including their language. almost the entire ethnic group disappeared (Aguiar 2012). Due to this decline in members, many Nukini people had to mingle with members of other ethnicities in order to survive.

Exploitation and violence that started with the rubber industry, have turned into drug traffickers, loggers, and hunters that still pose a threat to this tribe. Despite all these challenges that the Nukini people had to face, at the present time.
The Nukini have a stable socio-economic situation and pursue economic activities like fishing and hunting, while there are also many nutritious plants, like mango, soursop, coconut, cashew, and jackfruit. And also pineapple, lemon, Barbados cherry, guava, avocado, pupunha, cupuaçu, and papaya nourishes the tribe. Yet the Nukini managed to survive by mingling with other groups and tribes. They build a strong socio-economic structure that enables them to be in close connection with nature that surrounds and feeds them.

Nukini tribe rapé ElixirWould you like to know more about the Amazon indigenous tribes? Have a look at this interesting website

Tepi and Kuripe 

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Handling & Sorting

I sieve this Rapé Elixir and all other snuff coming from my shop through a 120-micron high-grade stainless steel mesh. I also store the Rapé stock dry and in vacuum containers to prolong freshness and quality.

This results in.

  • an extremely fine powder.
  • a guaranteed consistent fineness
  • optimal absorption of the snuff