Nicotiana rustica, known in South America as Mapacho, is a plant in the Solanaceae family. It is a very potent variety of tobacco.
Tobacco is one of the most important plants in the lives of all tribes of the northwest Amazon. It plays a part in curative rituals, in important tribal ceremonies.
Rustica is also used for entheogenic purposes by South American shamans. Growing in the rainforest it contains up to twenty times more nicotine than common North American varieties such as N. tabacum. Other reasons for its shamanic use are the comparatively high levels of MAOI beta-carbolines, including harmine, harmaline and tetrahydroharmine. Most commonly, it is allowed to soak in water, and the water is then insufflated; it is also smoked in cigars. It is also a common admixture of Ayahuasca in some parts of the rainforest.
A complete bundle is approx. 15 long and 2 in diameter. Must be over 18 years old to purchase.
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