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kakkinga kainga Entada rheedii



commonly known as: African dream herb, nicker bean, sea bean, St.Thomas bean • Hindi: barabi, chian, घीला ghila, गीला gila • Kannada: ganape kaayi • Malayalam: perim-kaku-valli • Marathi: गारभी garabhi, गारबी garabi, गारंबी garambi, गरूडवेल garudwel • Tamil: இரிக்கி irikki • Telugu: gilla teega, tikka tivva


Body pain, liver disease, arthritis, pain in leg, body pain, stroke, intestinal worms, soap making, 



Entada rheedii  has many uses amongst indigenous tribes in Africa. In South Africa, it is used by traditional healers to induce vivid dreams that allow them to communicate efficiently with their ancestors. To induce these vivid dreams, dried seeds are powdered and smoked in a pipe before bed time. The seeds are also believed to have magical properties. They are worn as necklaces and bracelets in order to bring good luck to the owner.

In Asia, a paste made from the leaves, bark and roots, is used to clean wounds, treat burns and heal jaundice in children. Tea made from the whole plant is used to improve blood circulation to the brain and heal the after-effects of a stroke. The bark is used to treat diarrhoea, dysentery and parasitic infections.

In Australia, the seeds are leached in water to remove toxic secondary metabolites and they are cooked and consumed as a vegetable by the Aborigines. The plant is also used for making rope, fish poison, and also for firewood



Entada rheedii Spreng., is a woody climber shrubof the Family Fabaceae inhabitant to most tropical countries including India [1,2].It is known as Pramior African dream herb and widely used to cure Body pain, musculo-skeletal problems.The seeds areused by the folkloric medicinal practitioners, locally known as narcotic, emetic, febrifuge, alexiteric andantiperiodic. Triterpenes isolated from seed of E. rheedii has antiproliferative and antioxidant activity[3,4]. Infusion of E. rheediibark were used in Tanzania to cure scabies [5].Similarly, pains and itch are mitigated by bark and seeds of E. rheedii in South-East Asia [5]. Phytochemical investigation of E. rheedii has not yet done extensively. Recently, some reported on the isolation of avonoids from the bark of E. rheedii Spreng[6] .Moreover, seed kernels ofE. rheediihavebeen reported to contain tryptophan derivatives, triterpenoidsaponins (rheediinoside A and B) [3],tryptorheedei A and tryptorheedei B [7],oleanane-type triterpene oligoglycosides (rheedeiosides A,B, C and D), thioamide glycoside andcis-entadamide A-β-D-glucopyranoside[8].