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Moodlifting Chew-Things
Sceletium tortuosum
by Tshamany
Citation:   Tshamany. "Moodlifting Chew-Things: An Experience with Sceletium tortuosum (exp111157)". Nov 1, 2017.

500 mg sublingual Sceletium tortuosum (dried)


This is my experience with Sceletium Tortuosum (kanna). Iíve always been interested in this plant and recently I purchased 200g of the powdered milled herb, straight from South Africa. When it arrived I opened the bag and gave it a smellÖ Woah! Smells very strong and pungent, almost a familiar smell. The powder looks very fine and is an off-white color with a slight tinge off light-brown. So now I weigh out ~500mg of the herb and Iím now ready to place under my tongue.

Set and setting are at my house, on a sunny October day. Iím in a content mood and am working on trimming plants. I take the kanna under my tongue and immediately noticed the taste. It took me by surprise, as it is slightly bitter but has a strong saltiness to it as well. I hold it under my tongue for about 10 minutes.

T+10m. - Feeling a definite rush in my extremeties. Blood pressure feels lower and the veins in my arms are beginning to really pop out.

T+20m. - Now it feels almost like a come-up from a light dose of MDMA. Mouth feels a little dry, I feel energetic and slightly giddy, but in a good way. Iím listening to Baroque classical music while trimming my plants, and I feel more connected to the music.

T+30m. - I noticed that this plant has a very interesting effect on sense of smell, and in my case really intensified olfactory stimulation. Iím beginning to be able to smell things in the air that I feel I havenít been able to smell since I was a young boy, which brings back a rush of memories. Itís hard to explain in words but I feel strong nostalgia from my intensified sense of smell and it makes me very happy.

T+40m. - My hunger has completely disappeared and Iím beginning to feel the anxiolytic effects of the herb.

This effect lasts throughout the rest of the day. I end up falling asleep around 9PM, and encountering the strangest dreams but they are very difficult to remember. All-in-all I really enjoy kanna and will be using this herb from now on to lift mood and to combat anxiety. The next day I took the same dosage and noted the same effects, though slightly stronger. I also noted that kanna really potentiates cannabis to a large degree, in both effect and duration.

**A little word of caution about kanna**
Kanna contains oxalates and I indeed noticed this the next after waking up. I went to urinate and noticed my urine was pretty dark and cloudy. This has not normally happened to me so I attribute this to me not drinking enough water while ingesting kanna.

Best Wishes

Exp Year: 2017ExpID: 111157
Gender: Male 
Age at time of experience: 21 
Published: Nov 1, 2017Views: 1,324
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