The Great Kanna Plant - What is This Stuff?
Sceletium tortuosum is a ground cover plant that is native to the Cape area of South Africa
Hunter-gatherers were the first to use this plant, but it has transitioned throughout the years to become accessible for anyone
The way we consume the plant today is similar to how it was back then; the plant is first harvested and left to ferment for a tradition of 8 days
The fermentation process used to take place by being stored inside sheep skin!
(Since then - they have found better ways to do this)
During these 8 days, the alkaloids are intensified, and the presence of Oxalic Acid is reduced, which is a digestive irritant
Fun Fact #1: There have been 31 alkaloids discovered in the Kanna plant!
Although originally chewed, Kanna is used today in form of powders, tinctures, tea, chewing gum, smokes and snuff (We do not recommend smoking or taken as snuff - especially not our product considering the texture)
Fun Fact #2: In Afrikaans, Kanna is known as Kougoed, meaning “good to chew”
Some benefits of consuming Kanna have not been confirmed, but some common reports have been improved mood, focus, memory, learning, and better sleep with lower appetite.
How to use Kanna:
Some may notice that our Kanna is a more rough cut - this can easily be fixed if you have something to mash it down with more, like a mortar and pestle
(We are currently looking into getting a finer powder - however COVID made it very hard to find quality vendors)
Each package of Kanna should include a pink scoop inside equalling to 1/4 teaspoon, and Newbies should start with 1-2 scoops to evaluate effects
Mix that 1-2 scoops with 2-6 oz of warm water, adding sweetener such as honey if desired - and drink up!
Kanna and Kratom
Kanna should not be taken directly with Kratom if it is your first time trying Kanna; the effects of Kanna in itself should first be evaluated before trying it with other herbs.
Because the benefits of Kanna are not certain - it would be smarter to use a Moderate Kratom strain when mixing the two for the first time so that the effects of both the plants aren’t too extreme
When the time comes that you feel you are ready to mix Kanna and Kratom - you should do half of your normal serving with each herb
If your normal serving of Kratom is 4 grams, and your Kanna serving is 4 pink scoops...
You should try 2 grams of Kratom + 2 pink scoops of Kanna