Its been said that the seeds have some aphrodisiac, digestive and “good luck” properties. In some diets, the black pepper is often replaced by the grains of paradise because it’s less harsh on the digestive system. In Africa, some people will chew on them to be warmer when they feel cold and use them in divination rituals. I have read that if you like gambling, you can chew on a few seeds for good luck and spit them in your hand before trowing the dices for an extra boost of good luck. In the Caribbean Islands, it’s been said that they use the grains in medicine and some voodoo rituals as well. Pretty cool right?