Discover the Wonders of Entada Rheedii Beans Seeds
Experience the power of African traditional healing with Entada Rheedii Beans Seeds. This perennial climbing vine has been used by African traditional healers for centuries to induce vivid dreams and facilitate communication with ancestors. The seeds of this remarkable plant are highly valued in the local muthi market due to their medicinal and magical properties.
Scientific Information on Entada Rheedii
Entada rheedii is a member of the legume family, Fabaceae, and is commonly known as the African Dream Herb. It has a cosmopolitan distribution, occurring naturally in Africa, Asia, Australia, and Madagascar. In South Africa, it is found in the KwaZulu-Natal Province. The plant grows in tropical lowlands, along the coastline and river banks, in woodland, thickets, and riverine rain forests. Entada species are assumed to self-pollinate, and the seeds are dispersed by water. Once the plant has rooted, it encircles a surrounding tree and grows upwards. The leaves serve as larval food for two butterfly species.
Features of Entada Rheedii Beans Seeds
- Perennial climbing vine
- Induces vivid dreams and facilitates communication with ancestors
- Medicinal and magical properties
- Self-pollinating species
- Dispersed by water
Uses of Entada Rheedii Beans Seeds
Entada Rheedii Beans Seeds have many uses amongst indigenous tribes in Africa. In South Africa, traditional healers use them to induce vivid dreams that enable them to communicate with their ancestors. To induce these vivid dreams, the dried seeds are powdered and smoked in a pipe before bedtime. The seeds are also worn as necklaces and bracelets to bring good luck to the owner.
In Asia, a paste made from the leaves, bark, and roots is used to clean wounds, treat burns, and heal jaundice in children. Tea made from the whole plant is used to improve blood circulation to the brain and heal the after-effects of a stroke. The bark is used to treat diarrhoea, dysentery, and parasitic infections.
In Australia, the seeds are leached in water to remove toxic secondary metabolites and they are cooked and consumed as a vegetable by the Aborigines. The plant is also used for making rope, fish poison, and firewood.
Conservation Status and Derivation of Name
Entada rheedii is not threatened and is listed in the Red List of South African plants as Least Concern (LC). The genus Entada is derived from the Portuguese word “dentado,” meaning ‘toothed,’ which describes the projection on the stems and leaves of some species. The species is named after botanist and naturalist Hendrik Adriaan van Rheede, who worked on plants of the Malabar region in India and produced the first volume of Hortus malabaricus.
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