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Powerful South African, fermented succulent produces very unique empathogenic plant experience, with our Ultrasonic Kanna Tincture ~
Sceletium tortuosum is an herbaceous succulent-like plant, and a member of the Aizoaceae family (Ice Plant Family). Kanna grows wild only in the desert climate of South Africa, where this shrub is known as kougoed (or more commonly kanna). The South African Bushman who name this plant “Kanna” refer to this as the same name as the eland antelope which they consider a powerful “trance animal”. Kanna is associated with many ceremonies for divination, healing, and communal trance dances.
The South African Khoikhoi tribe is known to chew the fermented plant for ritual and healing dances. They often combined it with Cannabis sativa in these ritual ceremonies. Kanna is used in contemporary South Africa as an agent of pleasure, in a similar way the Cannabis is in the Western world. The first ethnobotanical evidence of psychoactive use and preparation was obtained in 1996.
There is still more research to be done on the effects and potential pharmacological applications of Sceletium tortuosum. According to local indigenous wisdom, only the fermented leaves (not fresh leaves) are said to be potent and have psychoactive effects. Natives of Queenstown and Namaqualand drink a tea of the leaves as an analgesic and to suppress hunger. Natives describe the effects of Kanna as relief from stressful lives, increase in self confidence, deepening of social interaction, as well as dissolution of inhibitions and feelings of inferiority.
Aromatic Scent: Fermented earthy, smoky hues.
Dr. Nick Notes
We are BEYOND excited to have produced a limited quantity of this very special plant tincture to our Alchemy Club members. Sceletium tortuosum (Kanna) is an uncommon African herb which provides very interesting effects in the mind-body. Kanna seems to have intriguing application for recreational euphoria and individuals experiencing lowered energy or mood. At the time of writing this description, I’ve ingested Kanna ~20 times and have noticed a great varied potency with route of administration, batch of plant material and extraction method. I have had the experience of a (short-lived) pleasurable drug-like euphoria, enhanced GI motility & enhanced mood. Typically there is little-no hangover effect, which has been surprising with the potency from some powerful experiences
Kanna seems to greatly activate the heart center as a botanical empathogen. Typically effects are approximately 1-2 hours in duration! I notice an increased circulation and my body can experience an increased sensitivity to my electrolyte balance. Euphoric doses of Kanna are not right for people with sensitive nervous systems or those holistically unfit. If your brain chemistry is unstable or you are taking other mood stabilzing medications, our Ultrasonic Kanna Extract / Tincture may not be ideal for you.
Our Ultrasonic Kanna Tincture seems to be slightly softer, quicker in action (~1 hour) and feels cleaner in terms of its effect profile. I rarely notice hangover qualities at micro-average dosing and the product feels a bit more introverted. One may enjoy experimenting it’s usage to create an active meditation session. This product seems to greatly enhance its effects when taken sublingually (and held under the tongue for 30-60 seconds).
How to Use
Not suggested for use with SSRIs, Antidepressants or Recreational Medications ~ combination risks serotonin syndrome which can lead to fatal side effects!
Micro-dosed: Experiment with 5-10 drops for a mood enhancement and playful relaxation in the body.
Average Experience: ½ dropperful - 1 dropperful, taken sublingually under the tongue. Hold for 30-60 seconds for ideal absorption!
Experimental Experience: Safety / Dosing not yet well tested above 1 dropper / hour. Explore consciously, know your body and use lower quantities first before increasing the dose / frequency!
Clinical research has not been done on Sceletium tortuosum and the safety of its use. Kanna is not recommended for consumption during pregnancy or breastfeeding. Not suggested for use with SSRIs, Antidepressants or Recreational Medications ~ combination risks serotonin syndrome which can lead to fatal side effects! Do not use at times during operating motor equipment / heavy machinery.
Blends Well With: CBD products, Kava Kava products, Ultrasonic Damiana Tincture, Ultrasonic Cacao Tincture, Ultrasonic Epimedium Tincture, Ultrasonic Mugwort Tincture, Eu-phoria Drops
Country of Origin: South Africa
Extraction Method: Ultrasonic
Parts of Plant Used: Leaves
Active Constituents: Mesembrine, Mesembirine, Tortuosamine & other plant alkaloids
The Encyclopedia of Psychoactive Plants: Ethnopharmacology and Its Applications. Christian Rätsch Foreword
* These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease. If you are pregnant, nursing, taking medication, or have a medical condition, consult your physician before using this product. *
(Essential Oil Wizardry) – September 23, 2021
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