Entada rheedii seeds.
Known as the African Dream Herb. A perennial tropical climbing vine
to all tropical regions of the world, except the Americas. Seeds are
from India. Large, round, dark brown seeds with a very hard, shiny
African Dream Herb seeds can be found washed up on beaches throughout the world. The trees grow in tropical regions throughout the world. Often the trees will grow out over streams or the ocean and drop the seeds into the water. The seeds will then float on the ocean currents for years and then can wash up whole anywhere in the world. If the seeds wash up in a tropical area, they will take root and grow.
They are popular as good luck charms or for making jewelry. The African Dream Herb seeds are often worn or carried as talismans. Natives believe this will give its bearer supernatural powers or psychic protection.
Traditional dream use:
The species is employed in African traditional medicine to induce vivid dreams, enabling communication with the Spirit World through Dreamland. The inner meat of the seed would be either consumed directly, or the meat would be chopped, dried, and then mixed with other herbs like tobacco and smoked just before sleep to induce the desired dreams.