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Kanna Herb, Powdered, 10 Gr from South Africa.
Finely powdered fermented herb. Organically cultivated Kanna or Sceletium herb. The species was brought from South Africa and is now cultivated in Thailand by a South African farmer. Approximate alkaloid content: 0.4-0.8%.
Packed in 25 ml clear plastic bottles containing 10 grams.
Sceletium tortuosum Description
The Sceletium tortuosum plant is a climbing or creeping succulent plant in the Mesembryanthemaceae (Mesem family) native to South Africa. Its branches become thicker and only slightly woody with age. Its flowers blossom around July through September and are around 20-30 mm in diameter. The petals are white to pale yellow or pink and the fruit are 10-15 mm in diameter and open when wet. The surface of its leaves is often glistening and bright green.
Kanna historical use
South African pastoralists and tribals have used Kanna as a mood-altering substance since prehistoric times. Jan van Riebeeck was the first to write about ths plant in 1662. The traditional use was to prepare and dry the Sceletium. It was then chewed and they swallowed the saliva with the active ingredients. They have also used it as a tea, as a snuff and smoked.
Other names: Sceletium tortuosum, Channa, Kougoed, Kaugoed, Sceletium, Channa, Scelly, Canna-root.