Matses: the inhalation of tobacco

Matses: the inhalation of tobacco

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For culture matses is characterized by a tobacco ceremony – the inhalation of a tobacco mixture. Dusted tobacco in tobacco mixture, as a rule, with several kinds of plants. The number of plant ingredients can be up to five. Sometimes, even to enhance the effect, the dried poisonous mucus of the frog Phyllomedusa bicolor is added to the tobacco mixture. The tobacco mixture of a man is blown into each other’s nose using a thin reed tube or like a small funnel folded from a palmito. First the tobacco mixture is blown into one nostril, then without a long pause in the other. As they say matses, the tobacco mixture tones up the body and positively influences the state of human health.

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