Nicotiana rustica "Sacred Tobacco" Mapacho Rolls - Rainforest Cured
Our Nicotiana rustica is organically grown in Peru. They are cured with such care and respect which leaves the finished product with enough moisture to ferment evenly. The finished product is the most potent, fresh and amazing mapacho rolls known to man. Guaranteed! With a small percentage of moisture within the rolls the outer layer will contain a small amount of non toxic mould, for those who know the curing process this is a fantastic thing. The mapacho is so tightly rolled that the inner leaf material will not have any mould as mould needs oxygen to flourish, so the inner material will be perfectly cured, amazingly fresh aromatic rustica! We offer extra weight with each shipment knowing the first layer will be peeled and discarded so you will always get as much or more quality product than you paid for.
Traditional & Modern Use:
The N. rustica is the most sacred of all the tobaccos within American indian tribes. It is most commonly mixed with other tobaccos such as N. glauca or N. sylvestris to lessen the potency of it as it is by far the most powerful of the Nicotianas. Sacred tobacco as it was often called was most commonly used for ceremonial purposes, to protect and purify. When the tribe offered friendship to a new-comer, they would hold a gathering and pass around a long decorative smoking pipe known as a "Peace Pipe" filled with the sacred tobacco.