Kanna (Sceletium tortuosum) extract 10x

This Kanna 10x extract is made from high grade dried Kanna imported from South Africa, where the Sceletium tortuosum plant originates.

South African tribes have used this psychedelic for well over a century in a variety of ways. Kanna was actually the name of the dried material of the Sceletium tortuosum plant, sometimes also called Channa or Kaugoed, but these days the two names are used interchangeably. Warriors returning from battle would use Kanna to dispel feelings of fear and depressions after a violent conflict.

The active constituents are mesembrine, mesembrenone, mesembrenol and tortuosamine. Mesembrine, the major alkaloid present, is a serotonin-uptake inhibitor (SSRI).

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Kanna extract effects

Kanna has a positive impact on your mood and decreases the negative feelings associated with stress and anxiety. This granular 10x extract can also cause a stimulating, euphoric effect that later becomes sedative, effects which normally only occur in high doses of Kanna. Combining Kanna with cannabis will increase the effects of both substances.


Traditionally Kanna was chewed and the saliva swallowed, but the African Bushmen tribes were also known to inhale it as a snuff or to smoke it, sometimes with the addition of other herbs. Dosage for one tea cup is recommended at one tenth of the dosage for the regular dried herb - 20 mg. For further usage information, check the links below.


Sceletium tortuosum is a Selective Serotonin Reuptake Inhibitor (SSRI). It should not be combined with other SSRI's (Seroxat, Prozac) or Mono Oxidase Inhibitors (MAO-I). Please refer to our MAO-inhibitor page for a list of products to avoid when using strong MAO-inhibitors.


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  • Sceletium T.


    My personal favorite of the Kanna extract series :-)

    The UC extract is mind-blowing, UC2 extract goes in depth, but 10X makes me fuzzy!

    I like to use this as a sniff, the first 15 minutes are a bit strange. You notice effects very quickly. Weird excitement!
    Then I get a little bit tense and it works on my nerves, like I overdosed on caffeine. Luckily this only takes 1 minute and only happens with the first sniff.

    Right after the 'weird excitement' it feels like you're in the Kanna-flow. You'll be alert and enjoying all the different feelings that come along with it.
    After 45 minutes I get relaxed and mellow. 1.5 hours after the first sniff I enjoy my second. Fun thing is that it gets better and more spacey with every next dose.

    Great stuff Azarius!

  • Ethnobotaniker


    I can say it's it is really strong! Like the person before described it is exactly what it is. It feels like a mushroom trip would start. But no optics! Just the feeling inside.
    In first moment I thought what the hell is going on ?!? But this wave wasn't long.
    The time I could feel the kanna was only 10-20 minutes. Then I got a little bit tired.

    I think you can combine it with mushrooms to make trip stronger.
    This is a suspicion. And not an invitation to do this!
    If anybody is going to do this anyway, you'd be better expert psychodelic!

    Summarizing I can say, I will not buy this again,
    BUT it was an experience. In my opinion everybody should try it once,
    and find for yourself out , if you like it or not. I don't. But i suppose some do!

  • Mr T


    I love this stuff. The first time I snorted a pinch. The effects started with a mood lift and increased clarity/awareness. Soon after I started to feel a bit spacy and confused.. not so much clarity anymore, this was making me feel slightly anxious too. This only lasted for about 5-10 minutes after which a general feeling of wellbeing and peace returned.

    Instead of snorting, I prefer putting several fingertips underneath my tongue and let it sit there for a while. The effects come up more gently using this method. Never experienced any confusion or anxiety this way, only the good stuff.

    I suppose it feels somewhat like a superlight version of MDMA, without the energy and intense feelings of love. Although if you already feel love it seems to magnify it. The clarity reminds me of a very light dose of shrooms. Just a slightly increased awareness of reality. The effects are very very subtle though, don't expect anything mind blowing. Still, I think I found my favorite legal herb.

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