Sceletium tortuosum, also known as
Kanna, Channa, Kauwgoed or Kougoed, is a succulent from the Ice Plant family that grows in South Africa. The Dutch merchant and surgeon Jan van Riebeeck was the first who described the use of the plant, already
in 1662 (but the use goes back to prehistoric times). The plant is about 30 centimeters high. The leaves are fleshy and thick. The flowers have thread-like stamps and are white to yellow, sometimes orange to rose. In
the country of origin (South Africa), the fermented plant is chewed,
smoked or snuffed by the native population, or is made as a tea.
The main alkaloids are: mesembrine, mesembrenone, mesembrenol, tortuosamine.
Our Kanna is high quality powder. Kanna powder is best stored dry and sealed (not in the fridge).
All our products are intended as botanical specimens and not for human consumption.