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I greet you in the Love and Light.
It's come to my attention that I've been distributing imposter Kanna plants.
I sold some of these via the SAB forum and a number of members acquired some of my stock at plant meets.
The plant I was selling has been botanically identified as Delosperma tradescantoides by another SAB member.
So to make things right I kindly ask that anyone who acquired one of these plants to please contact me to arrange full reimbursement or some other appropriate arrangements.
Again I'm really sorry about this but I genuinely didn't know I had an imposter and I just want to make things right so the incorrect plant isn't further distributed a Kanna when its not.
If you have any questions, please don't hesitate to contact me.
Love & Light
I’d like to be part of this.
Come on...don't leave me hanging.
I'll also add a sacred Acacia seed pack containing:
11. Acacia floribunda - Weeping Acacia
12. Acacia victoriae - Gundabluie
13. Acacia colei - Cole's Wattle
14. Acacia concurrens - Black Wattle
15. Acacia maidenii - Maiden's wattle
Love & Light
Loving that recipe my friend.
Any chance of sampling your interesting combination of Mother natures sacred delights?
I'm really digging the concept of infusing aromatics too.
I've been experimenting with Cloves, Star Anise, Cinnamon Quills, Ethiopian Frankincense and Sumatran Benzoin with excellent results.
Keep up the good work!
I’m sorry to hear about your predicament. Are you able to elaborate more on the type of pain you are experiencing and it’s location plus any allergies you have. It might assist others with plant recommendations so you can conduct further research into self healing and pain relief.
A big warm welcome to the SAB community. That's a very generous offer and we all appreciate it but unfortunately the Free Trade Thread operates on the rules listed on Page 1. Please have a read and feel free to join back in. I know its always tricky when you're new and only starting out. So if you like, I'd be more than happy to send you a care package with the seeds listed below for your enjoyment. Just send me a PM.
Ok, I'll jump on that please. In exchange I offer a mega seed pack containing:
1. Toothache Plant - Acmella oleracea
2. Sensitive Plant - Mimosa pudica
3. Lion's Ear - Leonotis leonurus
4. Lion's Tail - Leonotis nepetifolia
5. Hawaiian Baby Woodrose "Alligator Creek' Strain - Argyreia nervosa
6. Tasmanian Poppy - Papaver S
7. Wormwood - Artemisia absinthium
8. East Indian Lemongrass - Cymbopogon citratus
9. Jimsonweed - Datura stramonium
10. Sun Opener - Heimia salicifolia
Plus a ‘sacred item’ from the Forbidden Closet of Mystery.
Love & Light
The photos don’t really do it any justice. Here is a YouTube clip for those interested in the process and the results that can be achieved.
One day a wealthy father took his son on a trip to the countryside for the sole purpose of showing his son how it was to be poor. They spent only one day and one night on a farm of what would be considered a very poor family.
On the way back from the trip, the father asked his son how he liked the experience.
“It was great, Dad,” the son replied.
“Did you see how poor people can be?” the father asked.
“Oh yeah,” said the son.
“So what did you learn from the trip?” asked the father.
The son paused and thought about it for a few seconds.
“I saw that we have one dog and that they had four. We have a pool that reaches to the middle of our garden but they have a fresh water creek that has no end. We have lights in our garden but they have the stars and the moon. Our patio reaches to the front yard but they have the whole horizon. We have a small piece of land to live on but they have fields that go on forever. We have servants who serve us but they serve others. We buy our food but they grow their own. We have fences around our property to protect us but they have a whole community to protect them.”
The boy’s father was absolutely speechless.
Then his son added...
“It showed me just how poor we really are, Dad.”
Love & Light
An old Cherokee is teaching his grandson about life. “A fight is going on inside me,” he said to the boy. “It is a terrible fight and it is between two wolves. One is evil – he is anger, envy, sorrow, regret, greed, arrogance, self-pity, guilt, resentment, inferiority, lies, false pride, superiority, and ego.”
He continued, “The other is good – he is joy, peace, love, hope, serenity, humility, kindness, benevolence, empathy, generosity, truth, compassion, and faith. The same fight is going on inside you – and inside every other person, too.”
The grandson thought about it for a minute and then asked his grandfather, “Which wolf will win?”
The old Cherokee simply replied, “The one you feed.”
Whether or not it’s your first time hearing this story, it serves as an important reminder of the power we have over our experiences and emotions.
It’s easy to feel like a victim in challenging situations and circumstances in our lives. We want to understand our negative thoughts, feelings and experiences, so we place blame on other people, objects, or events. We look outward to try to make sense of what’s going on inside of us. We do this all the time. Why? It’s our way of coping, and feeling more in control of uncontrollable situations.
The problem with this approach, however, is that it takes away our personal responsibility and freedom of choice. In our attempt to feel more in control (by faulting others for our experience) we actually strip ourselves of our own power. That power is lost the moment we become dependent on other people or things to make us feel a certain way. Whether that feeling is positive or negative, we are no longer taking sole responsibility for our own emotions or experiences when we believe that they are a result of anything other than our own choice.
By exercising your freedom of choice, you can make a life-changing decision of which wolf you want to feed. Do you feed the wolf who is hungry for anger, envy, sorrow, regret, greed, arrogance, self-pity, guilt, resentment, inferiority, lies, false pride, superiority, and ego? This evil wolf is also your inner critic. The one who tells you that you are a failure, the one who says that no one will love you or understand you for who you are. This wolf is a representation of your depression, your anxiety, and your low self-esteem. Do you want to feed this wolf? Are you feeding him already?
By cutting off his food supply, you will be making a choice to use your energy and resources on thoughts, feeling, and emotions that serve you in healthy ways. While you can recognise the negative emotions occurring within you, you don’t have to attach to them or continue to give them attention. You shifting your focus is a sign to that wolf that you are not interested in giving him food. And while it may take some time for that wolf to lose his strength and power, eventually he will surrender – as will your unhelpful thoughts and emotions. Once you stop fixating on them, they will eventually drift away.
So what about the other wolf? Well it certainly isn’t going to feed itself.
Just as you would with the bad wolf, it is imperative that you exercise your freedom of choice and decide to nourish the wolf of joy, peace, love, hope, serenity, humility, kindness, benevolence, empathy, generosity, truth, compassion, and faith. We often look to external objects for our fulfillment and happiness. We develop expectations that these things (a new job, a relationship, a lavish vacation, a brand new pair of shoes, a glass of wine, etc.) will finally make us feel the way we want to feel. And while this may bring momentary gratification, it isn’t realistic to maintain this long-term.
Happiness isn’t a conditional state. It’s a state of being. True lasting happiness comes from making an active choice to be happy, rather than depending on external things to make you happy. The more that we seek out happiness, and look for it as if it is a treasure we will find, the less we are feeding the wolf that is inside of us. You already have everything you need to be happy because you are whole as you are, right now. The feeling and experience of happiness comes from feeding the wolf from within. As he becomes bigger and stronger, he will be better equipped to handle life’s challenges. If you choose to feed only him, he will always win.
Love & Light
I hope this brings you a little joy.
Feel free to post others too.
Laughter truly is the best medicine.
Don’t call it a smoking product.
From my (limited) understanding herbal anything immediately implies human therapeutic use and then you’ll have a massive headache with many expensive TGA hurdles to overcome if it’s a manufactured product.
It’s designed to be a barrier to entry so that the big boys dominate and keep out new players that might have a product of worth that threatens the status quo.
I’ve seen many examples where a smoking product is called ‘incense’ or just mislabelled, often with the words not for human consumption on the label. I’ve even seen an winking emoticon on the end of that sentence too.
An example off the the top of my head is Amyl Nitrite which is sold as leather cleaner and I think even room deodoriser and successfully circumvented all the nonsense.
Nitrous oxide aka cream bulbs would be another example. I’m sure there’s many.
“The only thing that saves us from the bureaucracy is its inefficiency.”
When man will treat his fellow man
As man should treat his neighbor,
Then every man will have in full
The product of his labor.
When man will gladly recognise
In every man a brother,
Then will he scorn to live upon
The labor of another.
When man depends upon himself,
With nothing to inherit.
Then every man will stand or fall
According to his merit.
Then every new device would aid
And not retard the plan,
And every new invention be
A benefit to man.
There's nothing standing in the way
Except our inner blindness;
And if this inner man should wake,
'Twould flood the world with kindness.
And if it's free we wish to be,
And safe within his keeping,
Then we should wake the king within
For he is only sleeping.
The carnal man is on the throne;
He's but a false aspirant;
As long as man will give him sway,
He'll rule him like a tyrant.
This carnal man is robbed and crowned,
Demands a princely dower;
'Tis time that man should call a halt,
Deprive him of his power.
The inner man should be the king,
And he should wear the crown.
The king's within, he must be heard;
He can not, will not, down!
One road to the Millennium —
There is but one, my brother;
Tis founded on unselfish love,
The joy you give another.
Intention is everything...what’s yours?
If your life isn’t improving...you’re just taking drugs.
I greet you in the Love and Light.
I currently have available: Traditional Extract - Sceletium Tortuosum - Kanna - (approx) 5.0g
Total cost is $10 including free postage anywhere in Australia.
Payments via PayPal.
Made with love, care and attention.
If you are interested, please send me a message.
Sceletium tortuosum is a member of the Aizoaceae family and is native to South Africa. The genus contains 8 species. Sceletium tortuosum was one of the species used to prepare ‘Kanna’. Utilised by the Khoi tribes and San tribes of Africa as a stimulant, hypnotic and as a sedative. Kanna was highly valued by tribesman and they believed it aided them to travel long distances with neither food nor water. The traditional method of preparation was to use the whole plant. It was crushed between two flat rocks before fermenting it for 7 days. It was then removed and dried in the sun for use. Kanna can be chewed, smoked, insufflated, made into a tincture or used in a tea. Contains Mesembrine, Mesembrenone, Mesembrenol, Tortuosamine and others alkaloids. It has been reported that the stems and roots contain up to 30% more active ingredients than the leaves. Concentrations range from 0.05 - 2.3% in the dry product, with Mesembrine being the major alkaloid.
During the early seventeenth century, reports from missionaries and explorers in southern Africa described how the Khoikhoi, an indigenous tribe native to the region, also known colloquially as Hottentots to white colonists, would chew, sniff or smoke an inebriant that was locally known as Kanna. The fervor with which the Hottentots smoked Kanna was noted by all the early travelers to the region. It was only speculation that this “tobacco” identified as Kanna by the Hottentots was Sceletium tortuosum since, unfortunately, most of the reports on its use neglected to provide any actual information about the botanical source of the substance.
It was not until the end of the nineteenth century that it was suggested that Kanna may have been prepared from the plant Mesembry anthemum, for this species was also referred to as ‘Kanna’ in South Africa. However, early reports of experimentation with this plant by pioneering psychonauts did not reveal effects that were particularly interesting or exciting.
At around the same time, other individuals were suggesting that Kanna came from Sceletium tortuosum. It was only as recently as the early 1990s that the first actual ethnobotanical evidence of the psychoactive use of Sceletium tortuosum was attained. Kanna is now identified as Sceletium tortuosum, and is also known by other popular names such as Kougoed, Canna, Canna-root, Channa, Gunna, and Tortuose fig-marigold, depending on its region of origin within South Africa.
The plant is originally from South Africa, in the so-called ‘Kanna Land’. Sceletium tortuosum and other Sceletium species have become more and more rare in South Africa, and are increasingly difficult to find for indigenous tribes. In contemporary South Africa, Kanna is now used primarily as an agent of pleasure; it is used in the same way that Cannabis is used in Western society.
Kanna is the same name used by the South African Bushman to refer to the Eland Antelope. The Eland, or the Kanna, is regarded as a “trance animal” of extraordinary abilities. Since pre-historic times, the Eland antelope has played a central role as a magical ally in many ceremonies and is closely associated both with the rain makers and with divination rituals, healing practices, and communal trance dances. The plant Kanna, or Sceletium tortuosum, appears to have been used as part of these rituals.
The Hottentots apparently chewed Kanna for ritual and healing dances, or smoked it together with Cannabis. Like the South African Bushmen, the Hottentots also used the name Kanna to refer to the magical Eland antelope, which they also incorporated in numerous rituals.
The herbaceous Kanna plant, which closely resembles the modern-day leaf succulent house plant ‘chicks and hens’, grows as tall as six inches. It has fleshy roots, a smooth and thick-set stalk, and low-growing branches that spread out laterally. The thick, angular, fleshy leaves do not have stalks but are attached directly to the branches. The pale yellow flowers are approximately one to one and one-half inches across and are attached to the ends of the branches. The plant produces angular-shaped fruits with small seeds.
Kanna is more popularly known as Kougoed, and is easily confused with other members of the genus Sceletium. Those species that look similar, have comparable effects, and contain the same active alkaloid Mesembrine.
The leaves and stalks of the plant contain Mesembrine, along with lower levels of Mesembrinine and Totuosamine. The leaves also appear to contain Oxalic acid. It is also possible that Tryptamines may occur in the plant.
The traditional method for preparing Kanna has only recently been discovered and described in detail. The plant material – which should be collected in October, when the plant is at its most potent – is harvested, crushed between two rocks, and allowed to ferment for a 7 days in a closed container. At one time, animal skins or hemp bags were used for this purpose, but sterilised Mason jars are now used in their place.
The first step entails setting the jar filled with the plant material in the sun. During the day, the plant will excrete its juices, which condense on the glass and are later reabsorbed into the plant material. During the night, the material cools. This process is repeated for 2 days. On the last day of this stage of the process the jar is opened before the plant’s juices are reabsorbed, and the contents are stirred well. Then the jar is then resealed and placed outside again for another 5 days.
On the eighth day the Kanna is taken from the jar and spread out on a tray to dry in the Sun. It can be used as soon as it is dry. Finally, the Kanna is chopped or ground into a fine powder. According to informants, the fresh leaves do not have any potency; only the fermented plant is psychoactive.
This process presumably helps to substantially reduce the high content of Oxalic acid that is characteristic of the genera Sceletium and Mesembryanthemum. Oxalic acid can produce severe irritation and allergies. A more hurried preparation method involves simply toasting a fresh plant on glowing charcoals until it has completely dried and then grinding the plant material into powder form.
The powder is usually taken orally, combined with a small amount of alcohol, and held in the mouth for about ten minutes. The saliva that collects during this time can be swallowed. Two grams of the powder produces a sense of serene calm in about thirty minutes; approximately five grams of the powder is a dosage sufficient to relieve acute anxiety. Users of Kanna describe the significant effects of small doses as relieving anxiety and stress, deepening their sense of social connection, an increase in self-confidence, and a dissolution of inhibitions and feelings of inferiority. Higher doses can lead to more intense effects such as euphoria and hallucinations.
The chopped plant material can be smoked alone or in combination with Cannabis. The finely ground powder can be also be sniffed, either alone or mixed with tobacco. Higher dosage levels, especially when combined with Cannabis and alcohol can produce hallucinations and enhanced visual acuity. Chewing Kanna shortly after smoking Cannabis can considerably potentiate the effects of both plants. Kanna suppresses both the effects of tobacco and the craving for nicotine.
Some other reports confirm that Kanna induces feelings of euphoria and deep meditative tranquility. Subjects report that the relaxation induced by Kanna enables one to focus on inner thoughts and feelings, and enables one to concentrate on the beauty of nature. Some subjects describe elevated sensations of the skin to fine touch, as well as increased sexual arousal.
Any questions, please don't hesitate to contact me.
Love & Light
I know this post is a bit old but I’m seeking dosage information from someone who has personally used this plant for its medicinal qualities.
I have a 4yo Erythrina vespertilio grown from seed that’s appears to be ready for its first harvest.
I’m looking specifically for information for the concoction of a tea with sleep inducing qualities.
There is limited information available online so any assistance would be greatly appreciated.
If you know of any other uses/teks I’d love to know more.
Thanks in advance.
Love & Light
Good news. I’ve found someone who has approx 5x seedlings available. They’re about 35cm - 50cm tall and look very healthy and I believe generously priced at less than $20 each. Considering how difficult these are to grow I think it’s a real bargain. They also had some Hoop Pine too.
Apart from that I’m planing on doing an expedition to the Bunya Mountains in February 2020 seeking out propagation material, some mature plants plus doing some other work. If you’d like me to collect some specimens for your personal garden, please send me a message or post on here and I’ll do my best.
That sucks man. I believe this plant may be geo locked to its location/altitude and would be difficult if not impossible to grow from seed outside of its native homeland. Another theory is the soil needs to be inoculated with another plant species similar to how acacias work.
Has as anyone ever grown this plant from seed in Australia? Or anywhere else in the world. And if so any tricks or tips that you’d like to share.
I agree. Once someone gets this going it would be a lovely plant to own and care for. Mysteriously beautiful and a lot of legends behind it that are closely guarded.
I may be able to assist. How many seeds are you after?
Hi Kangaroo Vindaloo (cool name),
Yes I’ve got some very healthy and large Kanna plants looking for a new home. They’re flowering at the moment as well. Very pretty.
Just send me a private message and let me know how many you’re after etc and I’ll get onto it for you. Same with anyone else reading this who’s seeking the same.
Love & Light
The botanical gardens often give me a whole beehive looking cone around January - February.
Next time I get some propagation material I'll be in touch and repost on here as well.
Happy to send some over to NZ and to anyone else interested.
It wouldn't hurt to get Professor Bunya Nut involved with his interesting tek and any other research findings he'd care to share.
Just a quick reminder that the SAB Nimbin 2019 Meet Up is on this weekend.
Brilliant weather conditions are expected so don't forget to pack your swimmers.
Feel free to get in touch if you have any questions.
Look forward to joining everyone for a magical weekend.
Love & Light
Sananga Root Bark
I greet you in the love and light.
Seeking 200g of Sananga root bark, preferably grown in Australia.
Please get in touch if you have some or if you can point me in the right direction.
Thanks in advance.
Love & Light