Kanna, as we usually call it now, comes from the succulent plant Sceletium tortuosum. Other names are channa or canna.
Using kanna has several positive effects. It has a calming effect at a normal dose. You can relax more easily and stress has less hold on you. You feel cheerful and less anxious. That is why kanna is increasingly popular nowadays, because many people suffer from fears. This natural remedy can help you feel better about yourself.
Kanna can also aid in weight loss, as it reduces the feeling of hunger. It is also often used to increase libido. This means you can feel a more powerful sex drive, making it easier for you to enjoy a night full of passion.
But you could also use kanna for serious mental complaints. It could help with depression and anxiety. Due to its relaxing properties and the fact that it can have a positive effect on your mood, you could use kanna for these complaints. If you are being treated by a doctor, please discuss in advance that you would like to use kanna.
You may have heard that kanna causes hallucinations, but this is incorrect. Even in higher doses you will not hallucinate due to kanna. If you want to experience this, you will have to try another smart drug.
Kanna can be used safely: hardly any side effects are known. Only at high doses could you suffer from headaches or nausea. The plant is also not addictive. The indigenous people who have used kanna for centuries will not have any problems if they stop using it. That is why kanna can be legally sold in the Netherlands. If you want to give kanna a try, you can certainly do it without unpleasant consequences.
If you practice meditation, it can be interesting to use kanna. The effects of the plant can deepen your meditation. It can help you gain more insight into yourself, increase your sense of being in the now, and feel more connected to yourself and the world around you. Kanna promotes relaxation and helps you release stress. So it will have a positive effect on your meditation.
Originally, kanna was chewed, but there are more ways to use this plant. You can make tea with it, but there are also kanna e-liquids. So you can use it in a vaporizer or in an e-cigarette. Kanna is also available as a powder. You can sniff this kanna powder or put it under the tongue. It will then be absorbed through the oral mucosa.
If you accidentally take too much kanna, luckily there is not much to worry about. An overdose is actually not possible. You may get a headache or feel nauseous. This will soon disappear.
You could also use kanna as a trip stopper. If you are tripping with magic mushrooms, you can take it to end your trip. It may then be easier to get back to reality. However, this doesn't always work, so keep that in mind. And it is important to be careful when combining different agents. You can read more about this below.
Kanna is known to enhance the effects of alcohol and cannabis. That's why you shouldn't just combine it with drugs and alcoholic drinks. It is also better not to take kanna when driving, as it negatively affects your reaction time. So you cannot respond as quickly as normal.
Kanna cannot be used together with SSRIs (such as antidepressants) and MAO inhibitors. If you are pregnant or breastfeeding, it is not recommended to use kanna, because it is not safe for your (unborn) child.