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Welcome. I greet you in the Love and Light. I currently have for sale some Sceletium tortuosum (Kanna) plants in A+ condition. PRICES - 1 x plant for $20 - 3 x plants for $40 - 5 x plants for $60 - 10x plants for $100 Plus a flat fee of $10 for parcel postage with tracking number anywhere in Australia. Payments can be made via PayPal or in cash. Free pick up is also available from Brisbane. Interesting cash free trades and swaps also considered. GENERAL NOTES - 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’, which was 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 and crushed it between two flat rocks before fermenting it for 8 days in animal skins. - 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. CARE & CULTIVATION - Sceletium tortuosum likes a well drained mix in full sun to part shade. - Makes an excellent ground cover. - Actively grows in colder and wetter winter times - Becomes dormant with increasing heat, at which time watering should be slowed down and stopped in the hottest part of the year. - Fertilise well when actively growing with SeaSol, worm tea or similar organic products. MODERN PREPARATION METHOD Step 1: Gather whole plant material including leaves, stems and root. Wash thoroughly. Step 2: Using a large granite mortar and pestle, crush the material thoroughly. Step 3: Place the crushed material into a sterilised glass Mason jar. Step 4: Place in direct full sun for 8 days until fermentation is complete. Be sure to shake the jar daily then open the jar to release any gas build up. Step 5: Lay the material into a flat glass baking tray and allow it to completely dry in the sun for between 3-5 days. Alternatively you can finish this process in the oven at 100°C for approx 3-4 hours. Step 6: Grind the Kanna in a coffee grinder. For smoking, a rough grind is best. For making a snuff, a super fine grind will be required. For chewing or use in tea, leave it unpowdered. Any questions, please don't hesitate to contact me. Love & Light ∞
Can an African daisy really stop smokers' cravings? by MARTYN HALLE, Daily Mail A plant taken by African bushmen for thousands of years is turning out be a potent anti-smoking remedy. Doctors in South Africa say they have had remarkable results with Sceletium - a creeping, daisy-like plant that grows in arid, almost desert-like conditions. Consultants treating patients for addictions to tobacco and alcohol have reported success rates of 70 to 80 per cent when patients are given Sceletium tablets. The leaves and stems, when dried and eaten, have similar qualities to a group of modern drugs called SSRIs, which act on the brain to relieve depression and anxiety. But Sceletium appears to have none of the side-effects of anti-depressants such as Seroxat and Prozac, which have been reported as making some people dependent on the drugs designed to make them well. Dr Cheryl Inngs, a psychologist at Rhodes Hospital in Pretoria, says: 'Sceletium capsules lifted patients' mood and made them less anxious. 'Patients report they are much less likely to overindulge in tobacco, alcohol and other recreational drugs when taking Sceletium. 'We found that it cut out the dependency patients have on addictive substances like tobacco and alcohol and gave them the freedom to say No. We have been so impressed by the results that we are starting to use it to rehabilitate hard drug users.' Dr Nigel Gericke, a medical doctor who has helped develop Sceletium, says: 'About 25 per cent of modern Western medicines are descended from plants first used as traditional folk cures, but until recently the indigenous plants of South African folk medicine have been largely ignored.' Large-scale clinical trials conducted by the World Health Organisation, and supported by the South African government are expected to confirm the effectiveness of the plant. Read more: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/health/article-149983/Can-African-daisy-really-stop-smokers-cravings.html#ixzz4xUtxYkQn Follow us: @MailOnline on Twitter | DailyMail on Facebook
Hey guys, I'm after some nice healthy scelly cuts if anyone has any available (and it's a good time of the year to propagate?). Rooted is preferred but I'm happy either way. Tortuosum is preferred but any similarly active strain is fine by me. I have a wide range of seeds, plants, hugs, etc for trade. cheers! -ef
Only available to NZ members or where legal I have some Kanna cuttings for sale out of the two Sceletium tortuosum strains I have this one is the smaller leafed variety, I will offer the large leaf variety soon. Also available: Leonotis leonurus Heimia salicifolia H. myrtifolia All cuttings are $5/ 10cm rooted cutting + postage Discounts on bulk cuttings Always interested in swaps