A brief history of Kanna
Sceletium Tortuosum is a succulent plant
from the South African region. This plant is fermented
and dried into a powder which is referred to as Kanna.
Usage predates written history. We find Kanna long ago
in early civilizations such as
the San (Khoisan) and Khoikhoi (Hottentots). These
are true aboriginal people of Southern Africa.
Kanna has many traditional uses, often fermented
which would increase the psychoactivity. Knowledge of
this plant has traveled through generations.
Kanna’s used in ceremonies, healings, rituals etc.
The word Kanna is the same word Khoisan attribute to
their native antelope which was considered magical
in their culture.
The leaves were often chewed for minor pain relief
or to soothe the stomach ache, however many uses of
Kanna were explored.
Kanna has stayed relatively low key through the years
as many awesome herbs and plants are. Only recently is
Kanna being explored by researchers, athletes, and
We're personally big fans of this herb ourselves.
What does Kanna feel like?
Kanna affects everyone different. Often a sense of peace can be
felt. Some describe the feeling as uplifting, calming or a pleasent
mood boost. Others describe feeling energized and focused.
These advantages can help aide in productivity, sociability,
creativity or an overall interst in the world.
Kanna may be used for many reasons. Traditionally kanna was
consumed by the Khoisanas a mood altering experience
& powerful traditional medicinal herb.
How can I take Kanna?
Lots of ways to consume kanna- from mixing loose fermented leaf
into tea, extracts in capsules, oral sprays, tinctures, extract insufflation,