Kanna Sceletium Tortuosum

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Kanna Sceletium Tortuosum: Medico Herbs. 30 x 100mg Capsules.

Sceletium tortuosum (commonly known as "kanna' or "Kougoed") has been used by the Khoi people ("Hottetots") of South Africa for hundreds of years as a mood enhancer, relaxant and empathogen.

In addition to Sceletium's common use for the stress and mental fatigue of modern industrial living, Sceletium has been used as a natural supplement to:

  • Uplift the mood
  • Decrease anxiety, stress and tension
  • Give energy
  • Increase libido, especially in women
  • Improve sleep


Do not exceed 2 capsules per day unless under medical supervision.


Consult physician if pregnant, lactating or being treated for any chronic illness.


Reported side effects
Rare. Mild headache, slight nausea, sot stool, a feeling of sedation, insomnia.


More Infromation

Sceletium tortuosum (Mesembryanthemaceae)is a succulent herb commonly found in South Africa, which is also known as Kanna, Channa or Kougoed (Kauwgoed,/ 'kougoed', prepared from 'fermenting' Sceletium tortuosum).

The plant has been used by South African pastoralists and hunter-gatherers as a mood-altering substance from prehistoric times. The first known written account of the plant's use was in 1662 by Jan van Riebeeck. The traditionally prepared dried sceletium was often chewed and the saliva swallowed. It has also been used as a snuff and smoked. In modern times, it has been made into gel caps, teas and tinctures. 



Sceletium elevates mood and decreases anxiety, stress and tension. It has also been used as an appetite suppressant by shepherds walking long distances in arid areas. In intoxicating doses it can cause euphoria, initially with stimulation and later with sedation. Users also report increased personal insight, interpersonal ease and a meditative, grounded feeling without any perceptual dulling.

Having such properties, Sceletium is classified as an empathogen type herb. Others have noted enhanced tactile and sexual response, as well as vivid dream inducing properties. High doses produce distinct inebriation and stimulation often followed by sedation. The plant is not hallucinogenic, contrary to some web literature on the subject, and no serious adverse effects have been documented.

Kanna is considered a potentiator (enhancer of effects) for other psychoactive herbal material and is often combined with them.


Little is known about the interactions of S. tortuosum, although it should not be combined with SSRIs, MAOIs, or cardiac medications.

Headaches in conjunction with alcohol have been noted with kanna use.




  • 5

    Posted by Kate A on 2nd Jun 2020

    Cheers me up! Excellent product

  • 5
    Kanna Sceletium

    Posted by Santa-Marina on 11th Feb 2020

    I can definitely recommend this for if you're under a lot of stress...not even 2 hours after taking my 1st pill I started feeling better!

  • 5
    Kanna Sceletium

    Posted by Vivienne Burt - Energy Healer Johannesburg on 18th Dec 2019

    I just love this South African plant, it has wonderful benefits of assisting with anxiety, depression, addictions. I take it at night so it helps my quality of sleep especially during times of added stress. It also has a calming effect on me. I love it!

  • 5
    Kanna Sceletium

    Posted by Lucy on 3rd Dec 2017

    This product helped and is effective for anxiety - definitely recommend this.

  • 4
    Great natural product

    Posted by Maureen S on 4th Jul 2017

    Been using Kanna for a month and find it very good for helping to keep calmer, and it has improved my sleep although don`t always sleep through, and often wake early still, but I will keep on with it. My husband says that his sleep has definitely improved, which is good news.

  • 5
    Best mood-lifting product

    Posted by Minnie on 16th Aug 2016

    Kanna Sceletium provided me with dramatic improvement in the quality of my life. It’s cost effective and what I like most about the product is that it provides the desired results (calming) within 30 minutes of taking the tablets. My cat also loves it - I used it to calm her down while adjusting to her new environment.

  • 5
    My sister's best friend

    Posted by Cynthia S on 27th Jul 2016

    My sister suffers from depression. We refer to Kanna as her "happy pill". This works instantly and gets her through the day.

  • 5
    Used the Kanna

    Posted by Jen on 8th Aug 2014

    The meds worked. You need to be strong in the mind and be serious to be better

  • 4
    Dit werk!

    Posted by Annoniem on 17th May 2013

    Ons het dit nog net twee maal gebruik. die eerste keer het ons gevind dat een pil nie voldoende is nie. Met die tweede keer het my seun een in die oggend en een weer sowat 11:00vm geneem en dit het uitstekend gehou tot 15:00 wat die toets was. Ek is ook tevrede, omdat dit 'n natuurlike produk is. Baie dankie!