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