The Paje´s Vein Snuff offers for its presence : Inner attention, attraction, good luck, connection, meditation, protection, tranquility …
Botanical name : Lucuma mammosa or Manilkara zapota
Indigenous family : Kuntanawá
Habitat : Brasil
It is a tree of the Sapotaceae family. Native to the humid tropical regions of America, its natural range is uncertain because the tree has been cultivated since pre-Hispanic times. It is likely to be native only from southern Mexico through the Yucatan Peninsula to Guatemala, Belize, Honduras and Nicaragua. It has been introduced to Florida, the West Indies, Colombia, Venezuela, Ecuador and Brazil. Outside the Americas, the tree is cultivated in Southeast Asia.
Tree up to 40 m high, deciduous, unarmed, with the right trunk up to 1 meter in diameter and buttresses up to 2 meters high. The tree exudes a white, milky and sticky latex. Pyramidal cup, open, with ascending branches. Leaves agglomerated at the tips of the branches, simple, obovate to oblanceolate, 24 to 50 cm long, by 7.5 to 16 cm wide, with the entire margin.
The flowers are sessile and originate from buds agglomerated along the branches.
The fruits are an ellipsoid or ovoid berries, 7 to 20 centimeters long, with a rough, thick, leathery, brown shell. Inside they contain an orange or reddish pulp, sweet and edible. Normally a fruit contains a large, elliptical seed.
Ashes from the bark of Sapota, tabaco mapacho and with the vine Vena de Pajé, whose tree leaf resembles a heart, so it is also known as the heart of the boa constrictor.
This exquisite ingredient is a crucial element of a powerful and balanced blend and should not be omitted from your own favorite snuff composition. The ashes are excellently mixed with any of the tobacco powders. In addition, mixing tobacco with ashes increases strength and absorption, making it exquisitely strong.
The bark contains an alkaloid, sapotin, and is used to fight fever and dysentery.