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LIMITED EDITION Nukini Alfavaca Hapé *while supplies last*

Alfavaca is a traditional medicine used by the Nukini people, a very strong medicine that brings physical and spiritual healing. Alfavaca is a relative of Holy Basil. This medicine is made with organic tobacco, Alfavaca leaves, and tsunu ash. Alfavaca snuff is worked with to relieve and improve blood circulation, reducing pressure in the arteries, relieving headaches, and supporting the immune system. The Nukini people use this medicine for spiritual healing, to remove and cleanse heavy thoughts, and to remove negative energies. Alfavaca is used in many ways, in baths, teas, and of course, hapé. It is used when there is a presence of envy or hateful thoughts in the psyche. Physically, it is used to eliminate toxins from the body and prevent colds. Alfavaca has anti-spasmodic digestive properties that improves digestion and relieves symptoms such as nausea, colitis and stomach pain, eliminates excessive gas and bloating, and nourishes the liver.

We have a very limited quantity of this limited edition hapé. This is a rare & very powerful medicine and we don't know when and if we will get more in stock. Grab your bottle today!

Fatima and Iri Nukini

Fatima Nukini is the daughter of Eva de Almeida and João Dias Cardoso. Her family resides in Aldeia Recanto Verde, Nukini territory in Acre, Brasil. She is an artist and medicine maker. Through the sharing of her medicines, she is able to sustain her family and community. The funds from this partnership help support the infrastructure development happening in their community. Her work is dedicated to the cultural and spiritual fortification of her people, and through this sharing, the Nukini identity and culture are preserved and amplified.

Iri Nukini is Fatima’s husband. He shares that through these sacred medicines, they are grateful to be able to contribute to the healing of the planet for all those who are needing these plant allies at this time. While at the same time, fortifying the spiritual identity of their people. He is the Vice Presidency of the Cultural Association of Aldeia Recanto Verde, and one of the main leaders of the community. He dedicates his life to the recuperation of their culture, the protection of their endangered language, and the resurrection of their ancestral prayers. In his words, “I am a defender of the forest and an eternal apprentice. Thank you for your support in helping us recover our culture.”

Giving Back April:
We are honored to highlight the Nukini people of Aldeia Recanto Verde this month for our giving back initiative. At the end of 2023, they inaugurated their cultural center, Xanû Vakevu, dedicated to the safeguarding and recuperation of the culture and traditions of their people. They are busy continuing to build and develop infrastructure to support ceremonial encounters, festivals, and cultural sharing initiatives that will take place in their territory. This month, we are donating a percentage of all sales towards the development of this beautiful vision and project. It is so inspiring to see indigenous communities rising up and taking their cultural inheritance into their own hands, rather than leaving it for the government who has failed them so many times. We are humbled to have the great blessing and opportunity to support this warrior family and their community. 

Hapé is a very sacred snuff, made by the indigenous tribes of the Amazon. Hapé, or rapé,’ is pronounced ‘haa-pay’ in English. It is used for deep connection to the spirits, animals and Mother Nature, it is very cleansing and powerfully healing for the body, mind, and soul. Hapé is made with small leaves NOT grown for commercialization or genetically hybridized with high amounts of nicotine, thus it has none of the negative properties that commercial cigarettes have. Instead, it is grown and made in deep reverence for the and for Mother Earth. It is a very powerful plant, that has the power to heal, and when abused and not treated with respect, can cause harm. In this way it is a plant that is very revered by the Native people, and is said to be a Grandfather medicine, full of ancient wisdom and the ability to carry our prayers to Creator.

This sacred medicine takes days to make and is a very labor intensive process made in a ceremonial way, out of various Amazonian healing medicinal plants, leaves, trees and seeds from native lands.

Application : This medicine can be be self-administered using a V-shaped self-applicator pipe, known as a ‘Kuripe’ pipe which connects the mouth to the nostrils. It can also be administered by another person using a large blow pipe, called a ‘Tepi’, which connects the blower’s mouth to the other person’s nostrils.

Use:Start with a dime sized amount to begin your practice. Pour the medicine into your palm, say a prayer and align with the spirit of the . Using either your kuripe or the Tepi, load half into the pipe for the first nostril. If self applying, inhale, insert the long nostril of the pipe into your nose, and the smaller side in your mouth. Exhale and blow strongly. This is the hardest part because it requires centering yourself and giving yourself a strong, powerful application. In time, your ability to do this will grow and you’ll be able to use this as a tool to organize and center yourself whenever necessary. After you are applied, sit for 5-10 minutes in meditation.

If this is your first time working with hapé, it's required that you watch our video on forming a practice with hapé. If you are newer to the medicine, it is highly recommended that you watch this video.

In all forms, to allow your intuition to guide you as you open up to this powerful plant ally and allow the hapé to guide and teach you how it wants to be prayed with.

Dosages can be increased after prolonged use once one becomes more accustom to working with this medicine and has built a relationship with the plant and this specific hapé.

Benefits of Hapé*Opens up the 3rd eye and decalcifies the pineal gland which naturally hardens and calcifies with age.
*Purifies and cleanses the sinuses and respiratory track. Can help heal sinus issues and reduce mucus.
*Supports the digestive system, moves the bowels *Offers energetic protection that comes from connecting with the plant, an ally for strength, clarity, and focus.
*Connects you to the Earth, is grounding, centering. *Clears negativity and stills the mind

Each type of hapé has different qualities due to the different prayers they are infused with. Our apothecary includes a wide variety of hapés for different uses.

Storage:Please keep them in the airtight containers they come in, keep away from wet, damp and humid conditions, and store away from direct sunlight.

The use and application of our products is solely at the customer’s responsibility.

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