Kakanga Root (Nectandra coriacea)
Wildharvested, Sun-Dried / Raw Kakanga Root (Nectandra coriacea) from St. Croix, Virgin Islands
Sacred root preserved wisdom from the native priests / elders of the Virgin Islands. Kakanga Root is used by the Rastas and medicine men in the local region. The indigenous will steep these roots in wine and brew powerful tonics or add with other herbs, roots and bush to craft teas for well-being. Drinking "Bush Tea" or "Root Tea" on the island is popular for people of all ages to physically motivate. Kakanga (known in roots beverages) is added to build energy or chi-force, strengthen sexual potency, and to aid the sick / weak. When young people are lazy, elders will feed kakanga root to build their inner fire to take action. Very masculine and powerful tonic, truly a gift of this island for their people, and for a select few through our audience!
Our wildcrafted Kakanga Root is harvested on the island by our dear Rastafarian brother, Jah Chris from the island of St. Croix ~ his harvest practices are consciously considered, taught by his indigenous elders to follow the roots towards the tips and to harvest humble amounts. The root structure provides to long spreading root networks that journey in opposite directions and the importance of sustainable harvesting is well imprinted in Jah Chris awareness & practice.
Dr. Nick Notes
My experience In-JOYs using 1-3 grams at a time, first I will steep the roots in warm-hot water ~ typically I can resteep for several days with these same roots or about 7-10 teapots of tea. Indigenous wisdom shares Kakanga Roots are to strengthen the physical body, aid with deeper confidence, inspire deep motivation, and are prescribed locally by the medicine elders for "lazy ones". Harvesting these roots are typically reserved wisdom by the local elder priests and he estimates about 5 people on his entire island know this tree, how to harvest / locate this precious root and celebrate it's existence for public consumption. My friend Jah Chris was just shown this sacred tree in it's living form in 2020 for the first time - though he has been using Kakanga since his teenage years. Elder priests warn teenagers on the island not to take too much to prevent having a ferocious erection (priaprism) - this is not far from the truth and this root demands to be respected!
I feel quite gifted that he entrusted me with his remaining stock to share / distribute ~ Truly an honour! I explored a one-week AM dieta about 1-2.5 grams / day with it using a dry-blade vitamix and making tea each AM and resteeping throughout the day. Kakanga root definitely got my attention, the effects are quite notable and most people who experience the root are grateful to commune with this plant. This is a precious, limited island resource and orders are limited to one bag of Kakanga with any purchase. We choose to honour the sacred, limitedness of this sacred root and to empower the people of it's island fairly should larger stock be available to support the local community in a sustainable way.
** Kakanga Root is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease. If you are pregnant, nursing, taking medication, or have history of seizure disorder or any other medical condition, consult your physician before using any of these products. **
Last Updated July 24, 2020