Nicotiana Rustica, Sacred Amazonian Tobacco is another Master Plant Teacher. One of the most powerful plant Spirits on earth, Mapacho has long provided human beings with protection, cleansing and guidance. For smudging purposes, the smoke from a Mapacho pipe or roll is drawn in to the mouth and then blown over specific areas of the body or a spatial location. Note, this smoke is not to be inhaled directly into the lungs. Sacred Tobacco pairs naturally with Ayahuasca, and is almost always present in Ceremony.
There are many ways to work with this dynamic Power Plant, including smudging, as well as in the form of snuff, or ha-pay.
Mapacho’s essence is assertive and masculine which is what makes him so protective. This is brilliant for protection when working with other plant medicines, and even with dreams. If you experience nightmares or night terrors, try burning Mapacho before going to sleep to clear and protect, then Sweetgrass or Palo Santo to invite in positive energy and angels.