Huayruros (Ormusia), aka Crab's Eye, Lady Bug Bean
The seeds of the Huayruro plant (Ormusia) grows in the Amazon rainforest. The natural, bright red and black color of the male seed represents complimentary duality. It is believed that these seeds have the dual power to attract good fortune and ward off evil spirits. Even though it is very poisonous if chewed, it is the all-time favorite good luck seed. It is always carried by locals somewhere on their bodies and put on children and babies in the form of a little bracelet. It is reputed to ward off any kind of bad luck, to protect one from jinxes, and keep away the evil eye. Huayruro seeds are often found in glass jars adding a bit of color to the modest homes in the jungle. The seeds are a symbol of good luck and abundance in the Inca culture. These seeds come in a 1.5 inch glass bottle straight from the Shaman's Market in Peru. 9 seeds to a bottle.