The akuamma is a native plant of Africa, particularly in the Ivory Coast, Ghana, and Nigeria. Traditional African medicine uses it to treat different diseases. The akuamma erowid contains various alkaloids comparable to mitragynine and yohimbine.
It is the principal alkaloid of akuamma and is similar to yohimbine and mitragynine. It has analgesic, hypotensive, and muscle relaxant properties. The analgesic property is thrice as potent as codeine.
Akuammine is responsible for mu-opioid binding. It is as potent as cocaine in its analgesic properties. If you take it in higher doses, it may hamper the intestines’ movement and may even cause hypertensive effects.
The seeds can combat the pain caused by lupus erythematosus, arthritis, fibromyalgia, and migraine. They are better than opiates because they have close to nil addiction profile and have no withdrawal side effects.
Moreover, since it is all natural, you experience minimal side effects.
If you want to take the seeds for muscle pain, you can take two seeds each day. You will feel the effects within 30 minutes. Most users, however, report that the seed is not as potent as kratom.
If you take the seeds, you will feel a particular calming and relaxing effect overall. Some users also use them to combat panic attacks.
If you have insomnia or nightmares, the akuamma seeds can help you gain a restful sleep. You must take them before bedtime to achieve the calming effect within an hour.
The bark, fruit, and seeds have anti-malarial properties. The alkaloids akuammine and alstonine are potent against malaria, especially the Falciparum strain.
The seeds are potent against the Trypanosoma protozoa that can cause Chagas disease, African sleeping sickness, and Leishmaniasis.
Akuammicine, an alkaloid present in akuamma seeds, have anti-diabetes properties. It reduces blood glucose levels by promoting its cells uptake.
Both the akuamma seeds and kratom is opiate receptor agonist. They offer stress release, anti-depression, pain relieving, immune boosting, and energy boosting effects. Moreover, they influence kappa, delta, and mu receptors too.
But, the akuamma has a milder effect than kratom. Kratom has at least 1,500 kinds of alkaloids; thus, it is more potent than the akuamma. On the other hand, the akuamma provides a stable and long-lasting effect.
Instead of the powdered seeds, you can mix the tincture into your food or put it in your smoothie or juice. It also has a strong taste like the seeds.
You can use up to two droppers full of tincture per usage. It is advisable to consult your doctor before you decide to use it.
Since the seeds are bitter, you cannot take akuamma even in tea form. But, you can consume it in capsule form. You can use up to 1 gram of akuamma capsule per dose.
Because akuamma is an opioid agonist, you must exercise caution in using it, especially in large dosages. You must not mix it with other hypotensive drugs, sedatives, and painkillers. Also, if you are pregnant or trying to be pregnant, you must avoid it because it is a contraceptive.
Not everyone experiences these side effects. So, if you want to try the akuamma, you may or may not experience them.
Like any drug, you must ensure that you do not overdose on akuamma. You can gain the optimum health benefits even without overdosing.
Although the side effects are not lethal, you must ensure that you do not use more than 10 grams of akuamma erowid in one dosing.