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Kanna (Sceletium tortuosum in Latin) is a succulent plant originally from South Africa, where it still grows today. It belongs to the marsupial family. It grows to a height of 30 centimeters, but has a tendency to spread wide. The leaves are 4 cm wide, green and fleshy. The flowers are white-yellow to light orange. The flowers have many petals in the shape of thin slices.
Kanna has its firm place in the south of Africa in traditional folk medicine. But it is slowly spreading throughout the world.
It has been used by South African pastoralists, hunters and gatherers since prehistoric times as a so-called mood modulator. The first mention of the herb was written in 1662 by Jan Van Riebeeck, who described why the herb should be used. Traditionally Kanna was chewed or eaten dried. Kanna can be also smoked or snorted. Another popular method was the production of tinctures (=alcohol extracts)
This extract has calming effects and promotes a good mood
The recommended dose is 25-50 mg and is ideally snorted (you can use rapé applicator).
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