The Tsunu rapé snuff for the Yawanawa is a power medicine that connects you to the power of Yoshibu (God of Creation). So whenever used should be with respect, because it is sacred.
Indigenous rapé snuff (pronounced “ha-pay”) is a smokeless tobacco powder blended with other herbs and ash tree ground into a fine, aromatic powder that is blown into the nostrils . Its use is ancient and has been present throughout many regions and eras. Rapé’s most interesting feature is the use by indigenous tribes and the caboclos of the forest, who use it for various purposes , including medicinal and ceremonial . It is said to increase the brain synapsis and to have a psychosomatic healing property, clear the nostrils and encourage production of the body’s natural DMT.