Benefits of Kanna (Sceletium tortuosum) include :
- decreases anxiety, stress and tension.
- Improves cognitive and mental health.
- Reduces high blood pressure.
Sceletium tortuosum has been used by hunter-gatherers and shepherds as a mood-enhancing substance for millennia, and is far more effective and rapidly acting than the well-known European plant Hypericum (St Johns Wort).
- It can also help with post-traumatic stress disorder, social phobia, and irritability.
The mood-elevating action of sceletium is caused by a number of alkaloids including mesembrine, mesembrenol and tortuosamine which interact with the brain's dopamine and serotonin receptors.
Sceletium tortuosum is a small groundcover plant native to Southern Africa. For hundreds of years the Hottentots of Southern Africa used Sceletium tortuosum as a mood enhancer, relaxant and empathogen. (It is also known as Kanna or Kougoed.)
Historically, Sceletium tortuosum was eaten or chewed, or used as a snuff producing euphoria and alertness which gently fades into relaxation. If chewed in sufficient quantity Sceletium has a mild anesthetic effect in the mouth, much like kava. A tea made from Sceletium is sometimes used to wean alcoholics off alcohol.
Although the plant has been used for thousands of years in Africa, it is only now being sought by the West for its remarkable capacities to uplift the mood, increase energy levels and concentration spans. Sceletium is also being used as a natural anti-depressant that is safer than the pharmaceutical alternatives.
Kanna (sceletium) is used to rebalance the brain and nervous system and thereby relieve symptoms of depression. This has been proven to be extremely effective and safe.
Doctors recommend that it not be taken with other sedating, anti-depressants, or heart medication. Whether or not it can be safely taken by pregnant women has not yet been scientifically confirmed but no cases involving any negative effects have been reported.
How to use Sceletium :
The easiest way is to simply add a small amount into a cup of tea,
but any liquid works fine, or just put some in your mouth and swallow it down with water, etc.
The recommended dosage is quite low, so one can experiment a bit with the amount to see what works best.
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