"Mapacho" Something different from the Amazon Rainforest
"Mapacho". It's what people here call the locally grown tobacco.
It's dark, extra rich, high in nicotine and has a distinct flavor and aroma. Very different from the tobacco grown in the US for example. I've been smoking it for years, and I've had no negative effects like I've had with traditional commercial filtered cigarettes, which everyone should know by now are laced with a multitude of chemicals and pesticides. It burns clean, even and lasts twice as long. Not to mention it's a whole lot cheaper!
It has a very satisfying and calming effect, and is widely used by Shaman in most every healing ceremony. It is NOT a drug of any kind, is NOT another name for marijuana, and doesn't contain anything more than any other tobacco. And can be smoked in the same manner; pipe or hand rolled, it can even be made into cigars. My personal favorite is smoking it rolled in dried banana leaf.