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Sceletium Tortuosum, also known as Kanna, is a plant that grows natively in the southern portion of the African continent. It has traditionally been used by natives of the region for its mood elevating properties.
In modern times Kanna has become increasingly popular, people around the world have found relief from depression and anxiety through the use of Kanna among other benefits.
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Throughout this site, “Sceletium” & “Kanna” will be used interchangeably when referring to Sceletium Tortuosum.
The plant's Latin name, Sceletium Tortuosum, translates to “twisted skeleton” or “crooked skeleton” in English. While this may sound strange or macabre, it has an appropriate and benign meaning.
During the arid summer months, the Sceletium plant goes into a dormant period in which the outer, older leaves dry out and skeletonize to form a protective shield for the inner, living leaves. This helps the plant survive until autumn, when it starts growing again. Tortuosum may refer to the twisted or crooked appearance of Kanna's creeping vines.
Sceletium can offer different benefits depending on how raw or fermented it is:
Fermented vs. Unfermented Sceletium