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WHERE IS KANNA GROWN?


Kanna (also known as Sceletium tortuosum) is a succulent plant within the Aizoaceae family and has been used by humans in South Africa since the Stone Age.  


Kanna is known to have Its origin is in South Africa but can be found growing across to the Eastern Cape province.  People have used it for hundreds of years as a natural way to boost self-confidence, relax, reduce stress, and generally enhance mood.  Recently, certain chemical constituents have been found to be effective for treating depression, anxiety disorders, obsessive-compulsive disorders, and alcohol and drug dependency. 


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However, as with children, the safety profile of kanna in pregnant or breastfeeding mothers has not been studied. We therefore recommend caution [20].




IS KANNA SAFE?

There is a limited modern research pool on side effects of Kanna.  The FDA recognizes Kanna as safe at recommended doses.  Always consult your doctor before taking any dietary supplement.  


DRUG INTERACTIONS



Monoamine oxidase inhibitors (MAOIs), selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors (SSRIs), and serotonin and norepinephrine reuptake inhibitors (SNRIs) should not be combined with any Kanna product.

This can cause Seratonin Syndrome which is potentially fatal.  


Please consult a physician before using.  

IS KANNA ADDICTIVE?


Kanna does not appear to be addictive.  Here are some studies to review:

https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/abs/pii/S0378874114004553


https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3949760/


WHAT IS THE HISTORY OF KANNA?

Kanna (also known as Sceletium tortuosum) is a succulent plant within the Aizoaceae family and has been used by humans in South Africa since the Stone Age.  

Kanna is known to have Its origin is in South Africa but can be found growing across to the Eastern Cape province.  People have used it for hundreds of years as a natural way to boost self-confidence, relax, reduce stress, and generally enhance mood.  Recently, certain chemical constituents have been found to be effective for treating depression, anxiety disorders, obsessive-compulsive disorders, and alcohol and drug dependency.