Rapé Kuntanawa

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This new rapé Kuntanawa has the traditional tribal name “Nixpu”. Nixpu is the native name for Pimenta longa (long pepper).

  • Tsunu ash
  • Sabiá
  • Nixpu leaves
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Rapé Kuntanawa

This new rapé Kuntanawa has the traditional tribal name “Nixpu”. Nixpu is the native name for Pimenta longa (long pepper). It is a pepper plant variety native to the Amazon region of Acre state. Its dried and pulverized leaves together with the strong sabiá and tsunu ash are the ingredients of this Kuntanawa snuff.
Nixpu improves digestion and also serves as a general strengthening medicine. Nixpu is good to use in cold climates since it heats the body.


Nixpu is a flowering vine in the family Piperaceae. Normally it is cultivated for its fruit, the peppers. Nixpu is the Brazilian strain of the plant that is more known in India and Indonesia. Nixpu is also a good source of safrol oil. Long pepper has a similar taste but is hotter than that of its close relative Piper nigrum.
Long pepper is today a very rare ingredient in European cuisines. The roots are a good source of essential oil safrol. It has various therapeutic and industrial uses.

The indigenous tribal cultures of the Amazon and Brazil primarily use the leaves of this plant. Nixpu leaves are a welcome ingredient in various herbal baths that help to clear negative/stuck energies from the body.

Close up of pipe longum leafs, a plant used in kantanawa nixpu rapé kuntanawa

Kuntanawa Rapé

The Rapé produced by Kuntanawa has a unique vibration.  A strong spiritual connection that brings presence and calm. Sometimes, they add other plants with cosmological forces that bring us luck, tranquility, and other benefits. They are commonly used in other ways to provide protection or blessings.

They say that such plants bring us strength and clarity to have correct attitudes and take the right decisions. The interesting thing is that the Kuntanwa Rapé seems to be more active in the region of the chest and heart than the head. Being typically mild, it burns less.
Many people consider this Rapé an opener of the heart. It contains arapiraca and ash “Tsunu” (Platycyamus regnellii). Some other recipes may contain Samaúma, Nissural, Eric, Sanssara, and other plants.

About the Kuntanawa Tribe

The Kuntanawa people (known as “the tribe of the babassu Palm or Babassu coconut”) has always defended their spiritual tradition as their principle of existence.
They have always used plants that connect with the beings of the forest and the spirits. Thus learned how to heal the tribe with traditional medicine and to this day they keep their practices.

Would you like to know more about the Kuntanawa tribe? Have a look at this interesting website.

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Handling & Sorting

I sieve this Rapé Kuntanawa 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