Huni Kuin Cacau

Cocoa rapé is an exquisite mixture that provides resistance and vivacity, as well as a deep state of well-being and inner physical and mental strength. It contains the alkaloid theobromine, which is a vasodilator, diuretic, and heart stimulant.

The Cacao tree (Theobroma Cacao) is native to the Amazon basin, from where it spread to other parts of the Americas and from there around the world.

Its scientific name comes from the Greek and means “Food of the gods”, very appropriate considering its valuable properties.


-Properties and benefits: Rapé de Cacau is especially indicated for ceremonies and introspection processes. Extra strong, it is a Rapé with few ashes and an earthy tone.

-Intensity: Very strong rapé variety.

-Proportion: Very high proportion of Mapacho.

-Tribe: This beautiful recipe is made by the Huni Kuin tribe, (Also known as Kaxinawá, caxinauá)

-Composition: Contains natural wild cocoa ashes from the region, and sometimes the pods of the fruit are also used. Cacao is a plant native to this part of the Amazon and grows wild on the riverbank.

-Size: 10 ml bottles (8 to 9 grams)

-Use: Ethnobotanical curiosity.

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Huni Kuin Tribe – Kaxinawá

Until 1946, the Huni Kuin of Peru remained isolated in the virgin forest, far from the rivers that the merchants navigated. They preferred independence and isolation to dependency that implied greater access to weapons and metal tools.

Through the Yaminawa they accomplished a few things, until in the mid-1940s they decided they needed more and sent a six-man team to the Taraya River for direct negotiations.

Over time, the Huni Kuin made the decision to seek contact with civilization, a decision with profound consequences, which was questioned by the Kaxinawá themselves, who a previous generation had chosen the opposite position. In this region, even today, live ethnic groups, Pano and Arawak, who avoid any contact with non-indigenous society.

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