What is Sceletium tortuosum or Kanna?

What is Kanna?

Sceletium tortuosum, better known as kanna, was used as a stimulant by the Khoikhoi in South Africa. It was sniffed, chewed, and drunk as tea. The Dutch who later arrived in South Africa called it “kougoed” meaning chewable.

Effects of kanna

Kanna has a relaxing and socially stimulating effect. After taking it for the first time it’s slightly stimulating and after about an hour swings to relaxing. A number of people also experience an increased sensitivity to touch and an increase in libido.

How do you use kanna?

You can sniff kanna; 20 mg is then enough to notice the effect. You can also chew it with a piece of chewing gum. In that case, take a larger amount, for example 100 mg to one gram. Besides that you can also brew tea from it or extract it with alcohol.