We are selling viable seeds of strophanthus gratus only and check germination on a regular basis! If you should ever have any problems with our products, simply contact us and we will solve the issue. To ensure good viability, all our seed products are packed in a branded, air and moisture-tight seed bag !!.
We ship from Cameroon Douala and delivery is within 7 to 10 days we ship using DHL,Campost, and EMS Rare viable Strophanthus gratus seeds. It is a woody liana that can grow up to 25 meters, with a trunk diameter of up to 10 centimeters.
Its beautiful and fragrant flowers feature a white corolla, topped by red or purple color, with pink corona lobes. Strophanthus gratus seeds have been used medicinally: ouabain derived from the plant’s seeds is used as a treatment for heart failure. It has also been used as an arrow poison. Strophanthus gratus seeds are native to Central and Western Africa. The plant is very poisonous We have a good amount of stock we sell from all year round since our preservation methods are the best, for more information on how to order please contact us our prices are affordable
Strophanthus gratus originates from West Africa. Strophanthus gratus is a climbing plant that gets up to 8 m high, sometimes even higher. Strophanthus may also grow as a shrub in culture. The seeds of this species are the source of Ouabain. Strophanthus gratus bears latex-like all members of the Apocynaceae, the dogbane family, do. The leaves are elliptic and get 18 cm long and 9 cm wide. They are glossy and the venation is clearly visible. The petiole is purple. The flowers of Strophanthus gratus are actinomorphic and consist of five corolla leaves. The corolla leaves are slightly bent to the ground. The flower is beautiful purple to pink in the center.


Also, the white corolla leaves have a touch of rose, making them look very beautiful and special. The main flowering time of Strophanthus gratus in Africa is in November and December. The fruit is a capsule that gets 40 cm long. The orange seeds have many hairs that are sometimes quite long.


The seeds contain the g- Strophanthin, a cardiac glycoside, which is like most cardiac glycosides very poisonous. Due to that Ouabain is medicine for heart disease treatment. The substance is found in seeds of Strophanthus gratusone should handle the seeds with care.
G-Strophanthin is identical to the substance Ouabain that is gained from the plants of the genus Acocanthera. The natives of Africa tell the story that the ghost of the lion told them that Strophanthus gratus is very poisonous and can be used for hunting. Since then they threatened their arrows with these substances before they went hunting. They hunted more effectively doing so. Their prey got paralyzed and they were also able to hunt animals like elephants and other big animals. Until now one knows only one unidentified substance from the baobab that can be used as an antidote.


Ouabain is used since the 20Th century in medicine. G-Strophanin what actually is the german name for Ouabain is mainly used for cardiac insufficiency and anticipatory anxiety. The substance was given via injection. Although several studies reported exceptionally positive results for the treatment of cardiovascular diseases on orally administered Ouabain, it slowly disappeared and was displaced by highly expensive pharmaceuticals with quite a lot of side effects but a much higher commercial benefit.
Luckily Ouabain nowadays slowly comes back and has developed into a niche product for heart disease prevention and treatment with fewer negative side effects compared to the commonly available pharmaceuticals. Ouabain which some years ago still was a wasted opportunity to save heart patients is not widespread yet but has a steady upwards tendency especially due to its compatibility.


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