The Achira seed is also known as canna or indian shot. The leaves of the achira plant are used to decorate villages in the Amazon jungle.
These seeds are widely used in jewelry. The use date goes back to the inca times, more than 500 years ago.
The small seeds have a black or dark brown color. The seeds are very hard and heavy. Besides the use of this seeds in jewelry it is also used in rosaries, musical instruments, hand bags and garden plants.
The canna plant is multi-functional, it is used to remove high organic loads in wetlands, and the fiber can be used to make paper or jute.