Secondly, Nicotiana rustica is just one of the 3 must-have ingredients in rapé. The other 2 are the ash of the Arikury (Syagrus schizophyllum) and Buriti (Mauritia flexuosa) palms, symbolizing the Sun and Moon. Each shaman has his own unique recipe for rapé, which includes up to 30 plant components: flowers, leaves, seeds, roots, and wood ash. He collects some of them himself, conducting a special ritual, during which he asks the spirits of the forest for help and strength. Others are assigned to hunters and children.
Thirdly, the rapé is not ready until the shaman (also called pazhe) performed a sacrament over it and charged the magic powder with Power and Intention, turning to the spirits of plants, first of all, to Duma Pai. Such a rapé not only cleanses the body of toxins, and the mental field - of information noise, but also helps to establish a connection with the Family and the Higher Self. Having prepared the rapé, the shaman must first try it himself, and only then transfer the magic powder to his fellow tribesmen.
Be careful! Many tobacco companies, for example in Brazil, the USA and Germany, produce a regular snuff, calling it "rapé". Most likely, this is a consequence of a historical inaccuracy: until the 19th century, the Brazilian nobility preferred to call any snuff that way.