South African Kanna (Sceletium Tortuosum) | 1%+ Alkaloids – Powder, 1g

South African Kanna (Sceletium Tortuosum) | 1%+ Alkaloids – Powder, 1g



South African Kanna (Sceletium) is a plant native to South Africa that has been used for a wide variety of health benefits by the local population for millenia. The alkaloids mesembrine, mesembrenone, mesembrenol and tortuosamine present in the plant are thought to give it its beneficial effects.

Sceletium generally contains about 1–1.5% total alkaloids, Mesembrine is a major alkaloid present in Sceletium tortuosum and serves as a serotonin reuptake inhibitor with less prominent inhibitory effects on phosphodiesterase 4 (PDE4). Mesembrenone on the other hand serves as a more balanced serotonin reuptake inhibitor and PDE4 inhibitor. Sceletium is also reported to be an acetylcholinesterase inhibitor and cannabinoid agonist.

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What is South African Kanna (Sceletium)?

South African Kanna (Sceletium) is the extract of the Sceletium tortuosum succulent plant which is commonly found in South Africa. It is also known as Kanna, Channa and Kougoed. The plant has been used by locals as a traditional medicine for millennia, the dried plant would usually be chewed or ground up and eaten. It is considered by locals to help create feelings of wellbeing and relaxation and also help to relieve pain or support a healthy sleep pattern. It is the alkaloids present in South African Kanna, mesembrine, mesembrenone, mesembrenol and tortuosamine, that are thought to provide the various health benefits.

South African Kanna Benefits and Uses

Studies have shown that South African Kanna may have the following benefits:

  • Promotes a positive mood and feelings of wellbeing
  • Supports healthy sleep patterns
  • Supports pain management
  • Promotes feelings of relaxation and tranquility

Additional Information on South African Kanna

S. tortuosum generally contains about 1–1.5% total alkaloids. The alkaloids contained in S. tortuosum believed to possess health benefits include mesembrine, mesembrenone, mesembrenol and tortuosamine, each contains different properties.

Where to buy South African Kanna?

Botany offers high-quality South African Kanna (Sceletium) powder in a quantity of 1g. Our South African Kanna has been lab-tested and verified for both product purity and identity.

Suggested Use

For Best Results:

  • Take 50mg orally up to 2 times daily.
  • Sensitive to flavors? Feel free to mix your powder into your favorite food or drink.
  • Store in a cool, dry place away from light.
  • A 1g jar contains 20 x 50mg servings.
  • We recommend using a milligram scale to accurately measure dosages.


One Serving (50mg) Contains:

  • South African Kanna (Sceletium) 50mg
  • Other Ingredients: none.
  • No artificial colors, preservatives, or additives.


This product is contraindicated in an individual with a history of hypersensitivity to any of its ingredients.

Consult your physician if pregnant, nursing, have or suspect a medical condition.

Do not use if tamper seal is broken.

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