Thursday, June 6, 2019

Mapacho Tobacco, sacred tocacco from Peru -

Mapacho Tobacco

 Nicotiana rustica is a variety of snuff grown in the Amazon for thousands of years. This variety is very powerful, often contain up to ten times the amount of nicotine than a standard Nicotiana tabacum leaf has. Nicotiana rustica, was the original snuff that was planted from South to North America. But, for commercial purposes, Nicotiana tabacum, finally became more profitable for its softness and less harsh quality that allowed people to be able to smoke more.

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Mapacho tobacco in Belen markey, Iquitos Peru
Snuff or Mapacho tobacco as it is known in the Amazon area , is the sacred medicine of the people across the America continent . It is often said that the snuff is the plant called "Grandpa" by which all other plants gradually emerged. In the Amazon, the snuff has an almost universal appeal as medicine, among most of the indigenous groups. It is made in different ways, either smoked, snorted, or drunk. When we use smoking as a way of cleasing energy; space and a person. In North America the passage of the pipe is a symbol of this type of use. When important decisions were to be made, before anyone spoke, he and the entire group inhale snuff pipe first. Thus, it was said that the man was going to speak straight from his heart and therefore , he will tell the truth.

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