Much European knowledge of medicinal plants has been stamped out in the last century – but not all of it. When you’re looking to swap your thrills for chills, these traditional herbal relaxants will shift your down a few gears and not leave you chemically lobotomized.
When you fancy an evening just getting comfortable and chilling, Lounge-E’s the Happy Caps product of choice. The caps contain extract of kratom (Mitragyna speciosa), a psychoactive herb from Asia that has both stimulating and sedative properties. Loung-E positively impact your mood, making you feel perfectly calm and at ease, so you can shake off the weight of your worries.
This is a 15x tincture from the Blue Lotus (Nymphaea caerulea); a mild sedative and aphrodisiac which is native to Egypt. Blue Lotus has played an important role in Egyptian history. These days Blue Lotus is grown around the world.
Valerian (Valeriana officinalis) is an old Germanic ritual and healing herb, sacred to the goddess Hertha. The herb used to be hung outside houses as a protection against witches and evil. It has also been used as an aphrodisiac, and its sedative effects are well known. Mixed 50-50 with kava-kava it is said to produce ‘beautiful dreams’.
The Mexican name sinicuichi is given to both the plant (Heimia salicifolia) and the drink that is prepared from it by soaking wilted leaves for a day or two until mild fermentation takes place. The brew has a weak psychoactive effect, inducing a pleasant, slightly euphoric dizziness. Some reports of yellowish vision and mild auditory hallucinations.
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.
The leaves and buds of this South African bush are smoked by the Hottentot and Bushmen tribes as an inebriant, a sedative and for its euphoric effects. In Africa Leonotis leonurus is known as ‘wild dagga’. In Mexico and California it is used as a cannabis substitute.
Passionflower (Passiflora incarnata) was used traditionally in the Americas and later in Europe as a calming herb for anxiety, insomnia, seizures, and hysteria. These days Passionflower is still used to treat anxiety and insomnia, though its effects tend to be milder than valerian or kava. It is mildly hallucinogenic at higher dosages.
The Mexican name sinicuichi is given to both the plant (Heimia salicifolia) and the drink that is prepared from it. The brew has a weak psychoactive effect, inducing a pleasant, slightly euphoric dizziness. There have been some reports of Sinicuichi causing a yellowish vision and mild auditory hallucinations.
A strong 15x extract of high quality Balinese kratom leaves. Kratom’s Latin name, Mitragyna speciosa, gives its name to the active substance in the leaves, mitragynine, which is responsible for kratom’s relaxing but still very energetic effect.
Kratom (Mitragyna speciosa) comes from a tree whose leaves are well known for their relaxing but still very energetic action. It has a well-established history of human use, and these days it is chewed as an opiate substitute and stimulant in Thailand and South-East Asia. The kratom from Bali is reported to be a more mellow experience than other kratom varieties.
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 as a sniff or mixed in with food.
ZenX contains a blend of herbs that help cope with stress and relaxes both the body and the brain. Find your fortitude, get mellow and meditate or serenely sit back on the couch and ponder the deeper meaning of things. Pop-in 1-2 capsules with juice or water 45 minutes before the targeted effect - and don't exceed the maximum dosage of 2 capsules per 24 hours.
Supports emotional equilibrium, promotes good sleep and suppresses appetite. Thanks to its calming effect, many people take 5-HTP in stressful situations and to reduce general levels of anxiety. Natural 5-HTP is made and extracted from the seeds of the Griffonia simplicifolia plant.
A tincture is one of the most convenient ways to get your dose of Kanna. Kanna extract induces a general feeling of euphoria and sociability, relaxation and increased focus, coupled with an energetic feeling. All natural: No chemicals or sugars have been added. Ingredients: Sceletium tortuosum extract, distilled water, naringin, glycerin, alcohol (14%). Content: 10ml (2 doses)
Wild lettuce (Lactuca virosa), also known as opium lettuce and great lettuce, is a herb native to South and Central Europe - but has since spread to many regions of the world. It has become popular for its sedating qualities, helping people relax and unwind in a natural way. This dried wild lettuce is ideal for brewing into a tea.
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.
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.
Mulungu is a natural tranquilizer originating from the rainforests of Brazil and Peru. It has been used for centuries as a traditional herbal way to help calm the central nervous system, reducing stress and anxiety. Mulungu also contains natural antioxidants. All it takes is two teaspoons of mulungu for it to take full effect.
Blue Lotus (Nymphaea caerulea) is first mentioned in the Egyptian Book of the Dead; blue and white lotuses were the most important ritual plants in ancient Egypt. The flowers were worn in the hair of the living and the dead, and were an important ornamental element in Egyptian art.
Catmint (Nepeta cataria), also known as catnip, is an intoxicant for cats (in fact most felines, even lions) and a mild relaxant in humans. It is a flowering, perennial plant native to Asia and Europe that grows easily even in poor soils.
The leaves and buds of this South African bush are smoked by the Hottentots and Bushmen as an inebriant, and in Africa it is known as ‘wild dagga’. In Mexico and California it is used as a cannabis substitute.
The Algerian Blend is a legal drug mixture containing 6 different herbs; Damiana, Skullcap, Wormwood, Wild Opium Lettuce, Passion Flower, Valerian - enhanced with Valerian and Wild Opium Lettuce extracts. Can be used as smoking mixture with tobacco, pure or as a decoction or (with) tea.
Tryptophan is an amino acid and an essential one in human diet (meaning it cannot be synthesized by the body but must be eaten). Besides being a building block in protein synthesis, tryptophan functions as a biochemical precursor for the neurotransmitter serotonin and niacin (vitamin B3).