What is Kanna - Sceletium Tortuosum?
Kanna (Sceletium Tortuosum) is a psychoactive plant native to South Africa. It is a psychoactive plant because it contains psychoactive alkaloids such as mesembrine, mesembrenone, mesembrenol, mesembranol, and tortuosamine.
Sceletium Tortuosum Origin
Sceletium Tortuosum, better known as Kanna and also as Channa, Kougoed, or Kauwgoed, has been used by pastoralists and hunter-gatherers native to South Africa for over centuries. The first documentation of the plant dates back to 1662, written by the Dutch navigator and colonial administrator Jan van Riebeeck from when he established the trade routes for the VOC. Fortunately, today we no longer have to travel to South-Africa to buy Kanna, we just have to click a few buttons.
What are the effects of Kanna?
Most people report a slightly energizing effect at first, however after a while you become very calm and relaxed. In small doses, Kanna is somewhat analogous to cocaine and in high doses, it can be compared to alcohol. And it is of course safer than either.
In high doses, you will experience a very euphoric/relaxing effect, not a hallucinogenic effect.
Additionally, Kanna has a social stimulant effect, it can lift your overall mood and it can reduce anxiety, stress, and tension.
What is the difference between Kanna and Kanna extract?
The difference between Kanna and Kanna extract is quite simple. Normal Kanna contains about 1 – 1.5% alkaloids, so in this case, we can say that a Kanna 10x extract contains about 10 – 15% alkaloids and a 40x extract may contain 40 – 60% alkaloids.
How to consume Kanna?
Kanna can be used in a variety of ways, such as it can be snorted, you can brew tea from it or use Kanna Honey in your tea, wrap gum with it, swallow it in a gel capsule, put it under your tongue as a tincture, use it sublingually or as a snuff. And if you’re not into that don’t worry there’s a Kanna Vape Extract out there the Kanna UB40 extract, its potent extract that hits hard.
These dosages are all for normal Kanna. If you follow this dosage list, do not buy Kanna Extract buy normal Kanna.
Chewing Sceletium Tortuosum
When mixing Kanna with gum, the dosage for a mild effect is between 50-150mg (depending on the strength of your Kanna ). If you want a more euphoric effect, you can dose between 250-400mg to start. And if you really want a strong effect, you can experiment with dosages up to 1g. (For experienced users only)(You will need to swallow your saliva when mixing with gum).
Drinking Kanna Tea
For a small dose of Kanna Tea, you should use about 200mg. With a medium dose, we recommend 400mg. And for a high dose, you should use about 800mg of plant material. Keep in mind that these dosages are for standard Kanna. Depending on the strength of your plant material or extract, you may need to dose differently.
Snorting Kanna is a great option for those looking for an instant effect or buzz. It is also reported being the most euphoric type of consumption.
For a light dose, consume about 50mg. For a medium dose, use around 100-150mg, depending on the quality of the product. If you’re considering a high dose, go for around 250mg, and if you really want to go nuts, extra high doses go up to 500mg. (Before snorting Sceletium Tortuosum crush it into a fine powder).
Sublingual or Snuff
When using Sceletium Tortuosum sublingually, the plant material is placed directly under the tongue. So that you can hold it there and swallow it with your saliva until the desired effect occurs.
Snuff use of Kanna is basically the same, but you place the plant material on the outside of your teeth against your gums.
The dosages for sublingual or snuff are the same. 50 – 100mg will give you a subtle euphoric feeling. 250 – 400mg will give the consumer a mild euphoric effect. At last, you can experiment with dosages that are going all the way up to 1g, it’ll give you more intense euphoric experiences. Somewhat similarly to the euphoric effect of MDMA.