Sceletium tortuosum - Kanna
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Benefits of Kanna (Sceletium tortuosum) include
uplifts the mood,
gives you energy,
decreases anxiety, stress and tension.
Improves cognitive and mental health.
Reduces high blood pressure.
It can also help with post-traumatic stress disorder, social phobia, and irritability.
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).
The mood-elevating action of sceletium is caused by a number of alkaloids including mesembrine, mesembrenol and tortuosamine which interact with the brain's dopa mine 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, but you can experiment a bit with the amount to see what works best for you.
`I have a pinch of your Kanna under my tongue as I write this. It is truly a remarkable herb! The feeling of well-being I get from a single dose (which for me is a small pinch held under the tongue for a few minutes) is unlike anything I have experienced before and often lasts for days.
It seems the more I use it the less I need it, as I think it is affecting lasting change in my body. Undoubtedly, the spirit of your Kanna is strong!
It's clear that you are not just in the business of selling herbs, but promoting them with respect and care.
Thank you for putting together such an incredible resource of information on your website. I find myself returning to it again and again.'
`Best Kanna I've ever had. Truly top quality stuff. To top it off the best price I've been able to find. Thanks.'
`Everything is actually quite fine, especially since I've discovered Kanna(your brand and price in particular). It's an absolute Godsend.
I've been depressed or ADHD or some such undefinable but totally miserable thing ever since I was a kid. I'm 57 now and have worked in the psychiatric
field for almost 30 years now, experimenting with all kinds of drugs and supplementation and I can only tell you that had I discovered this herb
40 years ago, there are a whole lot of people whose lives would have had a much more positive spin.
I thank whatever supreme being there is for creating it and for creating you to market it.
Yours in appreciation,
Dick.' - USA
`There is no doubt that your product is very high quality.
With the kanna that I had purchased elsewhere years ago, I would take a tablespoon with little effect.
Your product was effective at 50 to 100mg! Strong stuff!
Keep up the good work! It must feel good to know that you are helping people!'
`I took a small sample of the Sceltium, and WOW! is all I have to say!
Herbs in Africa must be the best there is! I will re order again that's for sure!
I cannot believe how powerful and real this is! WOW again!
I am so amazed this herb called Kanna, Sceletium tortuosum is so real! Have I found the gold in Africa, cause theres nothing like this in the U.S.A.
Thank you again for such a high quality product, and such fast shipping!
I am surprized how quick my order got to Alaska!
I just wanted to say, how lucky I feel to have found your site!
I know other cultures, have a great array of products which can help everyone.
I will only order from your company!'
`Without a doubt the best kanna that I have ever bought. It's stronger than what I can get in the USA and tends to last longer. I can't wait to order more from you and not from anyone else, after seeing the quality of all the products that I have ordered so far.'
`Many thanks....people are raving about the Kanna and how good it is.Even long time ethnobotanical folks!'-USA
`I would like to thank you for the quality products you sent out to me last order. I really enjoyed the kanna.'-Canada
`I have all of a sudden had a run on your Kanna due to a great review on my site. It IS very good!'-USA
`The kanna arrived yesterday - that was SO quick and I appreciate it. You will definitely be hearing from me again.'-USA
`I received the kanna in perfect condition. Thank you so much.'
`I found the Kanna to be more intense than I had expected.
A full pinch, in a cupfull of hot water seems to be a good dose for me, so I can definitely vouch for the strength being excellent.
I can feel the effect sometimes for 2 days.
My main response is that it is much stronger than I had expected and I have quickly grown to respect it, a little goes a long way.'
`I love the Kanna and the Ikhathazo. I have had some profound spiritual communication with these herbs and I have my parents and siblings using them as
well.... Don't be surprised if you get more customers from Alaska. Thank you so much for your help and fabulous customer support.'
`As always, I was impressed by the quality of all the ethnobotanicals I received.
I was especially happy with the Kanna, it was obviously fresh and from a great strain. The Kanna is great for relaxing and really works!
I will continue being a loyal customer to The Botanical Source!
Thanks. P.S. The shipping was fast too!'
`It has lifted my depression and made me at ease with myself.
I do not get angry and frustrated with myself anymore after its use.'
`I received the order today. I will come back to your company when I run out.'
-Eric, Tokyo, Japan.
`It came today. Very potent stuff. I like it a lot. much better than the stuff I ordered from another company. I will definitely be ordering again.'
`Very nice! Feels relaxing.'
`Customer service was great.
I also believe the product is good. I had tried some from elsewhere before - yours is stronger than the so-called 5x extract I got from them.
In fact I still have a lot left!
`What can I tell you, the kanna you supply is REALLY strong. Any more then a pinch would be too much. Thanks for an amazing product.
I'll be ordering again soon.
`I believe the kanna gave me more energy, and it seemed pretty strong, as I had taken capsules before (from another company) with little effect.'
`Very good quality product, very potent and great value. I have tried kanna from other sources that has not been a patch on your product. Very happy with it.
`I do seem to get into a good mood after a little bump. Either way it has been a welcome distraction while I have been quitting alcohol. Thanks.'
`I was very happy with the Kanna. It took me a while to get used to making tea, I was used to capsules.
It arrived quickly considering the distance and is top quality. It was a very positive experience. Thank you!'
`This is a good product and I thank you. It is great help with my anxiety and depression. I tried many different ways of doing this and ingestion seems to
be the best. Thank you again.'
`For the Kanna it supplies a lot of information about it. Even how it is sometimes ingested. Thank You for even including the testimonies.
And the Kanna this product. WOW! This is the real deal, and strong (and strong is an understatement). Very pleased with doing business with you. Thank You.'
`The powder I ordered did everything your expanation said it would. It is easy to take and did not taste as bad as I thought it would.
I will definitely reorder when this batch is done.'
`I found the Sceletium to be of good quality and I took it to help with depression and the lethargic feeling that accompanies it. It really works! I will be ordering more soon.'
`I bought some Kanna and really like it. It's quite subtle, but useful for gaining a different perspective when I need one (which is often).
One bag lasts me months! - I need very little to obtain the desired effect.
Your service was prompt, and product high quality!'
`We tried the Kanna already (a lot of info on the web and within your site), and a pinch in the cheek increased alertness and enabled continued concentration. Mood improved too.'
`I now take it with food, and I feel just grand!
I feel your product to be very pure and very powerful.'
-Felicity, South Africa.
`Great news! All of the products in my last order were thoroughly enjoyed by myself and friends.
I will be planning a large kanna order (12oz) next week. (I work 12 hour straight PC sessions sitting upright and the tension and stress is unbelievable).
The most efficient way I have found of ingesting the powder is to blend it in a food processor along with dates or figs or anything that will create a
strong base; watery fruits certainly do not work as well. The processor also heats the mixture to a slight degree; I believe this may prep the kanna for
digestion as it is under this very low heat for 10-12 hours.'
`Everything I tried was exceptional. The Kanna is of fine quality. I will order some of your other products soon thanks for being in business.'
$19.97 for 30grams of premium grade Kanna
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