Picralima Nitida. An incredible seed from Africa! Legal in all 50 states. Five alkaloids (akuammidine, akuammine, akuammicine, akuammigine and pseudo-akuammigine) were isolated from the seeds of Akuamma. Akuamma seeds have a rich history across the continent of Africa. The seeds originate from the Akuamma tree (Picralima nitida) and contain “akuammine” as their chief alkaloid. Though technically an opioid, akuamma seeds don’t exactly deliver the effects of classic opiates. At the same time, its actions on the kappa receptor give them tremendous analgesic potential. In fact, the dried seeds have traditionally been used medicinally throughout West Africa for hundreds of years.