204, 2019

Mental Health Benefits of Sceletium

Like other chronic and seemingly intractable illnesses, the incidence of depression is reaching epidemic levels. In fact, according to the World Health Organization, depression is the leading cause of disability worldwide, and an estimated 350 million people of all ages suffer from depression. It’s a complex and notoriously difficult to treat condition. It often occurs alongside comorbidities such as anxiety, chronic pain and obesity, but it may also present as an isolated issue with no obvious underlying cause(s). The [...]

2903, 2019

4 Sceletium tortuosum (Kanna) Benefits + Reviews, Dosage

For thousands of years, the Khoikhoi and San people of South Africa harvested this herb for its effects on the mind and body. It’s a powerful antidepressant with few side effects, and you can grow it in your living room. Read on to find out more about kanna. What is Sceletium Tortuosum (Kanna)? Sceletium tortuosum is a South African succulent plant. Local people traditionally ferment the plant into its medicinal form—called kanna, channa, or kougoed—and chew it to relieve [...]

3011, 2018

Sceletium – Herb of the Year

“We elect Sceletium tortuous, also known as Kanna, as the herb of the year - not only for its heart-opening qualities but myriad other benefits." Sceletium is one of the most usable herbs for mental and emotional wellness. It has wide and profoundly efficacious application in many areas, and is a unique botanical treasure. Growing only in a small arid region of South Africa, this tiny succulent ground-cover has been used and revered by the San (Bushmen) and Khoikhoi [...]

1210, 2018

History of Kanna

Kannaland The succulent herb kanna is indigenous to South-Africa. Before colonization this area was inhabited by two tribes: the Khoikhoi (formerly known as Hottentots) and the San (formerly known as Bushmen). Both were hunter-gatherers, but over time the Khoikhoi turned towards pastoralism. Gericke and Viljoen (2008) write that plants of the genus Sceletium have been used for millennia ‘to relief thirst and hunger, to combat fatigue, as medicines, and for social and spiritual purposes’. Their common background explains cultural [...]

1807, 2018

Sceletium Tortuosum – Improve Cognitive Function & Beat the Blues

Do you always feel tired, stressed out, or anxious from the hustle and bussle of everyday life? Overbearing boss at work have you sweating at your company meetings?Rather than turning to a shrink for some prescription drugs, why not take a walk on the more natural side and invest in one of nature's oldest feel good remedies that also can improve your cognitive function.We're digging into sceletium tortuosum today, and if you tried it before, you'll be running to grab [...]

2601, 2012

Sceletium, potent mood booster

Among the many thousands of plants used medicinally around the world, about a hundred or so are mind and mood-modifying. Now, a plant from South Africa has made its way to North America, and it too promises significant mind enhancing effects. Sceletium tortuosum, known by the native San people of South Africa as “Kanna,” enjoys a long history of native use – as early as 1662. The San people used to pick the plant, bury it to ferment it, [...]