The Snuff Apuxuri offers for its presence : acceptance, unconditional love, good humor, intuitive understanding, communication, energy, aesthetics, expression, creative ideas, mental lucidity, present moment, peace …
Botanical name : Lucuma mammosa
Indigenous family : Kuntanawá
Habitat : Brasil
The mamey tree is ornamental, perennial, which can reach a height of up to 40 meters and a diameter at chest height of more than 1 meter. The trunk is straight and may have buttresses.
Outer bark is fissured and detaches into rectangular pieces, brown gray to brown, with a thickness of 10 to 20 mm.
Leaves are spirally arranged, agglomerated at the tips of the branches, simple.
Flowers are solitary, agglomerated in the armpits of fallen leaves, brownish green calyx with numerous obtuse sepals.
Corolla is cream greenish, elongated in shape and lustrous surface, black or brown.
Fruits are berries up to 20 cm long, ovoid, reddish brown in color and rough texture. The mesocarp is sweet, fleshy, orange to reddish in color, with small amounts of latex when immature. It usually contains a seed up to 10 cm long, ellipsoid, and black to dark brown color.
Made with Moy Organic tobacco from the region, ashes from the Sapota tree and a local herb called Apuxuri.
Moy belongs to one of the types of rustic tobacco used for the preparation of snuff. It is darker in color and stronger than the mapacho which is more popular.
Sapota is a fruit tree of Central American origin. Its fruits are very rich in healing properties but also in vitamins, minerals and other…
The bark and seeds of the fruit are used to produce the ash of the snuff.