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Kanna - Sceletium tortuosum powder


Click to enlargeThe mood-enhancing plant known in it's homeland as "canna" , “channa” or “kanna”, is a low-growing succulent indigenous to South Africa. It was so esteemed among native tribes that they'd travel hundreds of miles to collect plants in the wild. Reports from Dutch colonists dating back as far as 1662 describe its use as an inebriant noting that natives would chew, smoke or snuff the fermented plant parts and "their spirits would rise, eyes brighten and faces take on a jovial air, and they would commence to dance."

Sceletium has significant mood-elevating and anxiolytic (anti-anxiety) properties. When used as a daily tonic at doses as low as 100mg to 200mg, users report improvements in mood, decreased anxiety, relaxation and a sense of well-being. At higher dosages ranging between 500mg to 2000mg, kanna acts as a calming euphoriant and empathogen. Users report increased personal insight, interpersonal ease and a meditative, grounded feeling without any perceptual dulling. Kanna has a profound ability to open the heart. Many users note enhanced tactile and sexual response. Some reports also note significant potentiation of alcohol and cannabis. High doses produce distinct inebriation and stimulation often followed by sedation.

The mood-elevating action of sceletium is believed due a number of alkaloids including mesembrine, mesembrenol and tortuosamine. Preliminary research suggests these alkaloids may interact with the brain’s dopamine and serotonin receptors. It’s been noted that kanna exerts activity as an selective serotonin reuptake inhibitor or SSRI.

Caution!: Do not combine with SSRI’s, MAO inhibitors or any other psychiatric medications or cardiac medications. Not for use by pregnant or nursing women or anyone under the age of 18. Not intended to treat, diagnose, cure or prevent any disease. Sceletium, nor the information contained herein have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration.

Our kanna is processed using the most current modern method which avoids any potential problems with molds and bacteria that occur duing the traditional fermentation process. Sustainably harvested organic foliage and roots are crushed, dried carefully at 80 degrees Celsius and pulverized to yield a fine powder.

5 gram packages


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