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The fermented roots and leaves of the South African bush Sceletium tortuosum are the constituents of this traditional vision-inducing entheogen and inebriant. Thanks to the wonders of the Internet you can buy Kanna here for entheogenic inebriation anywhere you like. Now that’s a vision worth celebrating!

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Kanna

Kanna is the name given to the fermented roots and leaves of the South African bush Sceletium tortuosum, a traditional vision-inducing entheogen and inebriant that in the West is more regularly used to improve mood and reduce anxiety. Its effects are similar to St John’s wort, but more potent. 1 gram

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Kanna Extreme

Kanna Extreme is a super-potent powder extract exclusive to Zamnesia. Made from the finest quality kanna available, our Kanna Extreme offers an immediate rush of euphoria. Kanna Extreme contains the full spectrum of Kanna’s alkaloids, offering a pure and unbridled Kanna experience – as it should be. 1 gram

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Euphor-E

The name Euphor-E pretty much says it all. These capsules create a euphoric mood that will have you pulling your broadest grin imaginable. The ingredient that is primarily responsible for this pleasant and most welcome effect is the increasingly popular Sceletium tortuosum, also known as kanna.

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Kanna Honey

Get mellow with this blend of Kanna (Sceletium tortuosum) and Valerian root dissolved in honey. Simply add to a hot drink of choice and enjoy the anti-depressive effects of the alkaloids mesembrine, mesembrenol and tortuosamine and the boost of mental energy. 1 pack contains 5 bags with 5ml each.

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Energy-E

These energy-infused pills from Happy Caps, offer the ultimate all round party buzz. Energy-E is the real deal party pill. Designed to give you an energetic party buzz that will have you dancing all night long. Serving up a mild but pleasant tingling feeling, Energy-E quickly gets to work, so you can burn up the dance floor in no time.

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Kanna Extract UC2

UC2 is a highly concentrated extract of Sceletium tortuosum, commonly known as Kanna. Kanna contains an alkaloid named Mesembrine, a substance that acts as a serotonin re-uptake inhibitor and brings about a mixed effect consisting of sedative, antidepressant and relaxed aspects. This extract can be used mixed in with food.

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Kanna Seeds (10 seeds)

Sceletium tortuosum, commonly known as Kanna, is a succulent plant native to South Africa. Local people chew it for mood elevation and in the Western world it is sometimes used as a natural alternative to chemical antidepressants. The plant is carefree and makes a great houseplant, but is hard to find in garden centers, so you need a seed supplier.

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Kanna 10x Extract

Kanna 10x Extract is a highly concentrated Kanna powder 10x stronger than standard kanna. Kanna is a traditional South African herbal remedy for stress and anxiety, able to elevate mood and relax the soul. It is these traits that have led it to become popular in the West as a way to unwind after a particularly hard day. Kanna 10x Extract contains 1 gram of concentrated kanna powder.

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Kanna Extract UC

Kanna (Sceletium Tortuosum ) is a narcotic plant that is native to South Africa. It is long known for its relaxing properties along with other effects like the ability to give a social buzz. The Kanna UC extract is an ultra-concentrated Kanna extract that is more potent with a faster onset of the effect. Kanna UC extract is best used if taken as capsules or as a snuff.

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Kanna Extract UB40

The relaxing properties of Kanna, a narcotic plant that is native to South Africa are known for more than 300 years. Tribesmen used the plant as a mild recreational drug for pleasure and for relaxation. The Kanna UB40 extract is especially made for vaporizing. While the effect doesn’t last as long as with other Kanna consumption methods you can simply take a few small puffs to prolong it.

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Kanna Extract ET2

Kanna is a narcotic plant that is native to South Africa. It is believed that tribesmen know about the relaxing and euphoric properties of Kanna for more than 300 years. The ET2 Kanna extract is the most potent form of Kanna extract available. Used as a snuff, the ET2 Kanna extract it will make for the fastest-acting and strongest Kanna effect providing relaxation together with euphoria.

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Rapé Kanna

Rapé is a sacred medicine that is used by indigenous tribes of the Amazonian rainforest. The shamanic powder’s main ingredient is a strong tobacco that is enriched with other plants and ashes. Rapé is often used for healing and spiritual purposes. This rapé mix contains Kanna, a mood enhancer with both stimulating and relaxing effects that gives a nice happy buzz. 5...

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Kanna 5 grams

Kanna (Sceletium tortuosum), also known as Channa or Kougoed, is a plant commonly found in South Africa. Indigenous tribes have been using Kanna for its mood-enhancing and relaxing properties for thousands of years. Now, it has gained popularity in the West.

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Information About Kanna

Kanna (Sceletium Tortuosum)

What is Kanna?

What is Kanna?

Kanna, also known as Channa and Kougoed, is the dried and/or fermented plant matter of the Sceletium tortuosum plant. It can be found growing wild in the cape regions of South Africa and has been used as a traditional tribal medicine for centuries. Whilst only occurring naturally in South Africa, Kanna is an easy to grow plant that can be cultivated pretty much anywhere, as long as it is taken indoors when it gets too cold.

Interested in its medicinal potential, the plant is currently being investigated by pharmaceutical companies, some of whom have been granted certain rights by the South African government. Kanna could potentially be sold as an over the counter medicine in the future.

Kanna's traditional use has been as a mood elevator and for the reduction of stress and anxiety. This has led to its wider use in western countries as an anti depressant. Its anti depressant qualities stem from its natural ability to mimic the SSRI mechanism, suppressing serotonin re-uptake. This has positioned Kanna as a potential alternative for those looking for natural ways to elevate their mood.

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It should be noted that Kanna has been used to treat acute forms of depression and anxiety, as opposed to being taken as a regular, daily supplement.

Traditionally, Kanna is taken by chewing on the dried plant matter and swallowing the saliva. However, it is also possible to make it into teas and tinctures, as well as smoke it or use it as a snuff.

Whilst not hallucinogenic or psychedelic, many believe that kanna can enhance and potentiate the effect of other psychoactive substances such as cannabis. There is no scientific backing to this, only anecdotal reports.

Kanna is on the rise. In the quest for a healthy lifestyle and natural well-being, alternative and safe ways to help keep stress, anxiety and depression in check become more important. Kanna has shown promising qualities in these regards, and is often recommended by herbal practitioners as a supplement to aid episodes of stress - complemented by a healthy and active lifestyle.

History of Kanna

History Of Kanna

Hunter gatherers, who lived in what is today known as South Africa, used the plant for well over 1000 years. It was mainly used to calm fear and depression of warriors returning from battle; today known as Post Dramatic Stress Disorder. The use of a plant named Channa or Kanna has been documented over 225 years ago, reporting that the Hottentots used it as a vision inducing drug. The root was chewed and caused their animal spirits to awake, made their eyes gleam and their faces display joy and laughter. Even the simpliest circumstances would make them giggle and their brains were full of enjoyable ideas. Overdoses cause loss of consciousness and delirium.

Kanna is also related to the equally named eland antelope, a holy animal widely featured in South African rock art. When the dutch arrived in South Africa, they changed the name to "Kaugoed", meaning "Something good to chew".

The idiom name Kanna is nowadays applied to Mesembryanthemum: M. expansum and M. tortuosum, but the plant itself has never been definitively identified. The alkaloid containing roots, leaves and stems of those species are smoked and chewed in the outback of South Africa and cause a sedative effect, similar to cocaine, leading to laziness. Over two dozens of Mesembryanthemum species are known to contain alkaloids.

In 1662, a trader and explorer named Van Riebeck started to trade with local tribes for it, after he found out about the effects of Kanna on distressed and stressed persons. The Governor of the Dutch Cape Colony, Van der Stel noted in 1685, that natives would travel far to obtain the best samples and pay high prices.

Barely known by Westerners in the past, it is now becoming an alternative treatment. Today, with the problems of depression and anxiety in Western society, the demand for Sceletium tortuosum as a safe and effective natural medicine is reaching new heights.

Kanna Effects

Kanna Effects

Sceletium tortuosum can help to enhance the mood, to decrease anxiety, stress and tension, to stimulate and sedate and to suppress appetite, but the effects of Kanna vary greatly with the method and amount of ingestion. Kanna can be smoked, sniffed, chewed, ingested in gel-caps or made into a brew or tincture.

One fact beforehand: No matter where you read it is or who ever might claim it is, Kanna is NOT hallucinogenic and no adverse effects have been documented.

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Kanna is a natural stress-relieving plant from South Africa. In fact, South Africa is the only place on the planet it grows in the wild.

Here is what you can really expect after the use of Sceletium tortuosum:

Depending on the method of ingestion and ingested amount, you will be encountering stimulation and an energy boost, appetite suppression, tingling sensations, a sense of general well-being, in high doses narcotic sedation, pleasant muscle relaxation, mood elevation, mental relaxation, analgesia, euphoria and enhanced empathy. Only very few users reported side-effects such as nausea, headache, anxiety and insomnia, but those side-effects usually occur and are much stronger at higher doses of Kanna.

Using Kanna in combination with cannabis increases the effects of cannabis, which also prevents a hard come down from the Kanna kick, whereas the appetite suppressant property of Kanna alleviates the 'munchies'.

Kanna Uses & Dosage

The dried plant material is traditionally chewed and the juices swallowed, but it is also used to make teas and tinctures, inhaled as a snuff or smoked. The Hottentot and Bushmen tribes of South Africa sometimes add other herbs to it.

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You will have to find out which way of ingestion works best for you - and it is always a good idea to start with a mild dose. While some may feel only slight effects, others with a low tolerance might already be on their mental tip-toes.

Sub-lingual/Chewing

Kanna: Sub-lingual/Chewing

This is the traditional way of ingesting Kanna and refers to fermented leaves, stems and roots. The plant material is chewed for an extended period of time, sometimes throughout the whole day.

Dosage:

  • Mild: 100-200mg
  • Medium: 200-400mg
  • Strong: 400-600mg
  • Extra strong: 600-1000mg

Duration: Main effects last for 1-2 hours and then fade out over another 1-2 hours.

Effects: General intoxication, euphoria

Insufflation

Kanna: Insufflation

The die-hard way of ingesting Kanna. The material should be finely ground for snorting. This method is said to be one of the most efficient ways of ingesting Kanna, but has a big drawback - it is not a pleasant method and repeated Kanna snorting can lead to nose-bleeding, itching and blockage.

Dosage:

  • Mild: 25-50mg
  • Medium: 50-100mg
  • Strong: 100-250mg
  • Extra strong: 250-500mg

Duration: Effects come on within minutes and stay at their peak for 20-60 minutes before slowly fading over another 20-60 minutes.

Effects: The euphoria is much more pronounced with insufflation, analgesic effects less so.

Smoking

Kanna: Smoking

Dry, powdered (fine or rough) or shredded Kanna plant material can, just like any other herb, be smoked. The smoke of Kanna is described as sweet in flavor and not harsh on the lung or throat.

Dosage:

  • Mild: 50-100mg
  • Medium: 100-250mg
  • Strong: 250-400mg
  • Extra strong: 400-500mg

Duration: First effects felt within seconds to a minute. Main effects Peak for 30-60 minutes then taper off in 60-90 minutes.

Effects: The onset of the effects may be characterized by head rushes and slightly jittery feelings or such of "butterflies in the stomach", followed by a relaxed spacey feeling. Euphoria is more pronounced with smoking, the analgesic effects less so.

Oral ingestion

Kanna: Oral ingestion

The Kanna plant matter can be eaten by chewing over a long period time and then swallowing or it can be made into a tea, which reportedly tastes like green tea - but worse.

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Dosage:

  • Mild: 200-400mg
  • Medium: 400-600mg
  • Strong: 600-1000mg
  • Extra strong: 1000-2000mg

Duration: The effects can take as long as 90 minutes to come on, but the experience is also much longer and can last for 4-5 hours.

Effects: Especially higher doses have more pronounced sedative, narcotic and analgesic properties.