Picralima nitida | Akuamma seeds | Akuammine | Seeds from Ghana

Picralima nitida | Akuamma seeds | Akuammine | Seeds from Ghana

Dried seeds from Ghana. Harvested November 2017


Family: Apocynaceae

Genus: Picralima

Species: Picralima nitida

Origin: Ghana (Africa)

Common names: Akuamma seeds, Akuama seeds, Tabernaemontana nitida, Picralima klaineanaPicralima macrocarpa, Akuammine, Pericine



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Picralima Nitida (Akuamma Seeds)

We have fresh stock of organic Akuamma seeds which have been wild crafted by a local community in Ghana in November 2017

Picralima is a plant genus in the dogbane family, Apocynaceae. Picralima was first described as a genus in 1896. Apocynaceae  contains only one known species, Picralima nitida, native to tropical Africa among which Ghana.

Picralima nitida, the akuamma, is a tree. The dried Akuamma seeds from this plant are used in traditional remedies throughout West Africa, particularly in Ghana. The  seeds are crushed or powdered and taken orally, and are traditionally mainly used for the treatment of malaria, diarrhoea, and as a painkiller. The plant produces the alkaloids pericine and akuammine, among others.


Our seeds are ethically harvested organic seeds which were collected by people from a local cooperative in Ghana.

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Our products are not certified by the FDA neither Health Canada for human consumption. They are sold for incense and soap making purposes, decorative purposes and/or legitimate ethnobotanical research. Our products are not sold and intended for human consumption. The information given about the plants is for academic purposes only and not intended to be used medically. New Herbals, its suppliers, agents, employees and distributors cannot be held accountable for any misuse of the products offered.

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