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Entada rheedii, African Dream Herb, Snuff Box Sea Bean, Cacoon Vine

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Entada rheedii, African Dream Herb, Snuff Box Sea Bean, Cacoon Vine
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Entada rheedii, African Dream Herb seeds


Entada rheedii, commonly known as the African Dream Herb or Snuff Box Sea Bean, and as the Cacoon Vine in Jamaica, is a large woody liana or climber. Its seeds are found on east and southern African beaches, having grown on river and estuary banks and in swamp forest. As a result of its ready dispersal by sea, Entada rheedii is widely distributed in tropical and subtropical countries, but not the Americas. The plant is in traditional african medecine used as a topical ointment against jaundice,toothache, ulcersa and to treat muscular-skeletal problems.The seeds are sought after as pieces of jewelry and as good-luck charms and to enable communication with the spirit world.

Seeds are about 2cm thick and about 4-7cm in diameter

 

Growing from seeds:

Because of its really thick seed coat it is absolutely necessary to take a metal file or sandpaper and do some work on the seed, then put it in water and let soak for 1-2days. If seed doesnt swell then take it out again and do some more work with the file. If everything worked then plant about 2cm in depht with it's flat side. it is no problem if seed isn't completely covered with soil. Keep moist and warm for about 4 weeks.


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amount of seeds 3 pieces
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