Akuamma, contains the alkaloids: akuammine and pericine, as well as a number of related minor alkaloids.
Though technically classified as an opioid, Akuamma does not deliver the exact effects of other known opiates.
- Akuamma has traditionally been used in the treatment of malaria and diarrhea in Africa, but also as a mild painkiller.
- Akuamma has opioid analgesic activity.
- Akuammidine shows a preference for mu-opioid binding sites at mu-, delta-, and kappa-opioid binding sites, respectively.
- Akuammine may exhibit anti-inflammatory, skeletal muscle relaxant, and analgesic actions.
- Akuammine is an indole alkaloid that is structurally related to yohimbine and mitragynine.
- These analgesic actions of Akuamma are mediated via interaction with opioid receptors.
Akuamma seeds generally contain 3.5%-4.8% of Akuammine.
Akuammine is an indole alkaloid that is structurally related to yohimbine and mitragynine. Akuammine is soluble in ethanol. Traditionally akuamma seeds were powdered and taken orally. But given the extremely bitter nature of the seeds we suggest buying yourself some capsules.
May be helpful for:
Each capsule has approximately 800-880 mg of powdered Akuamma seeds. The shells were removed before grinding into powder.
Akuamma seeds are unique in the way they work, although they help pain through working on the opiate receptors, they are non narcotic and do not contain opium. They also have anti-inflammatory actions. These seeds are very bitter in taste, so it is recommended that you use them in capsules.
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