From the Vendor: Akuamma seeds (also called by the formal plant name, Picralima Nitida) have been used as a natural way to relieve temporary discomfort for many generations. Native to western African nations such as Ghana, Cte d’Ivoire, Congo, Zaire and Cameroon, Akuamma seeds impact the mu opioid receptors in the brain, making them effective for those who are seeking a natural alternative to manage temporary discomfort.
The seeds are harvested from the Akuamma tree, which is fairly short and dense, making it more similar to a shrub than a tree. The fruit is cut open and the seeds are extracted by hand. They are traditionally sun-dried.
Akuamma seeds, which are sometimes called vincamajoridine, contain several powerful alkaloids, including akuammine, akuammidine, akuammicine, akuammigine, pseudo-akuammigine and pericine, amongst others. The primary alkaloid, akuammine, has a chemical structure that is very similar to mitragynine, one of the primary alkaloids contained within kratom.