Kanna sceletium tortuosum: flower



Want to find out everything there is to know about Kanna? You’ve come to the right place! Read more about your favourite herb, its effects, where to get it, how to use it and learn how to recognize and possibly even cultivate it.

Native to South Africa, Kougoed is a potent plant of which the roots and leaves are often dried and/or fermented in order to create a potent powder that offers a variety of applications. From vision-inducing to anxiety relief, from aiding in meditation to increasing sensory perception (and sexual prowess). Find out more about its many applications on our ‘Effects‘ page.

Kanna, or channa as it’s often referred to, was first reported to have been smoked, sniffed and chewed as an inebriant by the Hottentots of southern Africa about three hundred years ago. However, until the end of the 19th century, its botanical source remained undocumented and therefore largely unknown. In fact, the succulent is so new to the Western market, that the first ethnobotanical evidence of its psychoactive use was only recorded in 1996!

Gaining popularity however, scientists are now realizing it can no longer be ignored and are starting to look into its medical application whilst others are discovering the recreational benefits that this marvelous herb can offer.

Kanna is on the rise. So don’t get left behind and let’s explore!

Kanna: Botanical Information
Kanna: Effects On Mind & Body
Kanna: How To Use
Kanna: Cultivation
Kanna: FAQ