Entada rheedii - African Dream Herb (Whole Seed)
The giant seeds of the African dream herb (Entada rheedii) have a long history of being mixed in a pipe with tobacco for smoking, or it can be mixed with your favorite herb. The plant grows naturally from near Durban in South Africa northwards throughout tropical Africa and into India, Asia, and Australia.
The seeds are frequently carried or used to adorn necklaces and worn as pendants to serve as charms for luck. Since Africa is a culture in which people believe that contact with their ancestors comes through dreams, they have found and cultivated plants that help achieve this spiritual connection, and this is one of them.
As spoken of by John Mbiti and other African scholars, the dream takes on special social significance for African indigenous cultures – a significance that has crossed the Atlantic and is witnessed in the black diaspora. Appearance of an ancestor in one’s dream is considered a significant experience on both sides of the ocean, informing and enriching the lives of individuals and communities. However, the ancestor’s message and its purpose can vary greatly – from providing healing and prophesy to demanding changed behavior and propitiation. As well, not all ancestors are welcome dream visitors, nor are all deceased relatives always considered ancestors. This web of connection that is the dream links the living and the dead allowing the continuity of existence to be felt and ensuring the perpetuation of guidance from the ancestors.
This product is not intended or sold for ingestion by humans or animals. It is sold only for use as an incense or for smoking. WARNING: Smoking anything, including herbal products of any kind, are harmful to the body.