Abrus precatorius (Jequirity Bean) Seed
[10 Seeds]

Price: AU$4.90 In Stock: 15 Available

A small vine with delicate leaves and pink flowers. The seeds are used for prayer beads, jewellery, and in percussion instruments.

Medicinally, Abrus precatorius has traditionally been used to treat tetanus, and to prevent rabies. The plant is used in some traditional medicine to treat wounds caused by animals. The leaves of the herb are used to cure fever, cough and cold.

Seeds are poisonous and therefore are only consumed after heat treatment. The protein toxin can be denatured when subjected to high temperatures, rendering it innocuous. This is done by boiling the seeds in milk and then drying them.

Germination Tips.
Seeds need to be scarified for germination. Research has shown the highest rate of germination is achieved by then treating seeds with concentrated acid (H2SO4) for 120 minutes and and also treated with hot water just before sowing. https://www.researchgate.net

Prefers well drained soil, a full sun position and is tolerant of dry conditions once established. Provide climbing frame or tree for support.

The seeds are highly toxic - Ingestion of a single seed, well chewed, can be fatal to both adults and children.

Common names.
Crab's Eye; Rosary Pea; Precatory Pea or Bean; John Crow Bead; Indian Licorice; Akar Saga; Gidee Gidee; Jumbie Bead.

Every seed packet is hand counted and is guaranteed to contain at least the number of seeds specified, however human error can occur and please don’t hesitate to contact us if there are any discrepancies.
To the best of our knowledge these seeds are viable to the standard percentage for it's species, either SAB nursery grown or purchased from a reputable trusted breeder. However, if you disagree, please do not hesitate to contact us for up to date germination rates or for a germination test to be conducted.
Abrus precatorius (Jequirity Bean) Seed
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