Ital Steam Chalice ™ is used for medicinal, spiritual and recreational purposes. Healing and/or meditation come through the inhalation of selected herbs vaporized.
The base of the aroma-therapeutic Ital Steam Chalice™ is made out of the outer shell of the Jamaican calabash fruit of which was traditionally made into drinking cups, and was originally brought to the Caribbean from South America. Some calabashes are much larger in size and are presently used by Jamaican's, especially the Rastafari Community, in making plates, bowls and artwork. Some Ital Steam Chalice™ are made entirely out of bamboo, while others are a combination between bamboo and coconut or calabash. Additionally, the "kutchie" or cup is made out of pure Jamaican clay and has a thin circular shaped screen or"gritty" with fine holes, used for the purpose of separating the coconut charcoal (on top) from the medicinal herb(s) (beneath). Hence, there is no direct contact between the fire and the earth being consumed. In an esoteric sense, this work of art and science is also representative of the Fire, Earth, Air and Water elements. As a product, the Ital Steam Chalice™ is all natural and organic!!!