Sceletium Tortuosum (Kanna) Oil 100% Extract – A Beautiful Plant with Numerous Benefits
Discover the incredible benefits of Sceletium Tortuosum (Kanna) Oil 100% Extract, a beautiful plant that has been used for centuries for its psychoactive and medicinal properties. Our high-quality Kanna oil is rich in mesembrine and is available in various forms to suit your needs.
- 100% pure extract
- High in mesembrine
- Available in fermented and unfermented forms
- Full spectrum of forms of the plant
- Highly recommended by our customers
Sceletium Tortuosum belongs to the Aizoaceae family and is similar to a succulent. It has fleshy light green leaves and small flowers with spindly petals whose colors range from white and light yellow to pink and sometimes a soft orange. This low-growing plant is native to South Africa but can be found growing across the Eastern Cape province. Due to the disruption of its habitat, it has become increasingly difficult to find.
Sceletium Tortuosum contains approximately eight psychotropic alkaloidal compounds, including Mesembrine, mesembrenine, mesembrenone, mesembranol, sceletenone, tortuosamine, hordenine, and dehydrojoubertamine.
For hundreds of years, the African Bushmen have used this plant for various ceremonies such as rainmaking, divination observances, healing rituals, and communal trance dancing ceremonies. The Hottentot tribe would combine Cannabis sativa with Sceletium Tortuosum and smoke it during rituals and communal dance ceremonies. They also chewed the leaves for toothaches and abdominal pain. Cape farmers have used this plant as a sedative.
Kanna has numerous benefits, including treating depression, anxiety disorders, obsessive-compulsive disorders, and alcohol and drug dependency. The Bushmen reported that low doses induce tranquility, easing of tension and stress, reducing anxiety, and promoting a greater sense of self-confidence. At higher doses, the effects are more euphoric, increased tactile sensitivity, and enhanced libidinal desires. The Namaqua tribe would make a tea to suppress hungry pangs as well as for aches and pain.
Recent studies have shown that Sceletium Tortuosum may be effective in treating depression and anxiety disorders. The plant has been found to contain mesembrine, which acts as a selective serotonin reuptake inhibitor (SSRI). SSRI is a type of antidepressant medication that works by increasing the levels of serotonin in the brain, a chemical that regulates mood, appetite, and sleep. This finding suggests that Kanna may be a natural alternative to traditional antidepressant medication.
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