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Kanna (Sceletium tortuosum) is commonly found in South Africa and is known to elevate mood, to decrease anxiety, stress and tension and to suppress the appetite. In a moderate dose it induces euphoria and has stimulating effects, which in a higher dose turns into sedation. A small dose of Sceletium tortuosum provides relief from anxiety and stress.

Kanna - Herbal remedy for Nightmares and Night Terrors: Kanna prevents nightmares if it is taken in the morning. Although the plant has been used for thousands of years in Africa, it is only now being sought by the West for its remarkable capacities to uplift the mood, increase energy levels and concentration spans. it is also being used as a natural anti-depressant that is safer than the pharmaceutical alternatives. The recommended dosage is as little as 50 milligrams twice daily (which is a small amount) but you can experiment with the amount to see what works best for you.

Kanna – Herbal remedy for Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder: Kanna is native to South Africa. It is a mental stimulant and it is also sold commercially to treat depression. It is effective in the treatment of obsessive-compulsive and other psychological and psychiatric disorders. You can use kanna in several forms, including capsules, teas and tinctures.
The dried herb is usually chewed and juices swallowed. So 100 grams of dried  herb can be chewed. However a tea can be made by boiling 100 grams of dried herb in one cup of water, strained and taken twice daily until there is improvements .
Health Warning: Do not combine kanna with other antidepressants, heart medication or alcohol. Consult your medical doctor before using kanna.

Always seek the advice of your doctor before taking herbal remedies


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