Kanna (Sceletium tortuosum)
Commonly used part: Leaves
Reported effects: Stimulating, relaxing, a sense of well-being, euphoria and a reduced appetite.
A native of South Africa, Kanna has a very rich and pulpy inside that is very adaptive to different environments and can be turned into different products. Its white flowers are grown big and develop a yellow center that holds the cocoons of the pulpy inside which are later processed.
Kanna is an inhibitor of serotonin and can improve a person’s mood and calm the nerves. However, it should not be combined with medicine that is aimed to improve the cardiovascular system, because it could have a contrary effect.
Oil made from the Kanna is often applied to painful gums to reduce toothaches because it has mild properties of an anesthetic as well.
Herb powders are usually made from the entire herb, plant or seed meat by the method of dehydration and pulverization of the product. Choose your favorite herb and enjoy the herbal effects.
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