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Moodlifting Chew-Things
Sceletium tortuosum
by Tshamany
Citation:   Tshamany. "Moodlifting Chew-Things: An Experience with Sceletium tortuosum (exp111157)". Erowid.org. Nov 1, 2017. erowid.org/exp/111157

 
DOSE:
500 mg sublingual Sceletium tortuosum (dried)
      Cannabis  

BODY WEIGHT: 145 lb


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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