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Kanna
BOTANICAL CLASSIFICATION
Family :
Mesembryanthemaceae
Genus :
Sceletium (Mesembryanthemum)
Species :
emarcidum; tortuosum
COMMON NAMES
Kanna; Canna; Channa; Kaugoed
EFFECTS CLASSIFICATION
Inebriating Sedative
DESCRIPTION
Sceletium tortuosum is a succulent groundcover which produces showy white flowers with threadlike petals. Its fermented roots and leaves were chewed by the Hotentot tribe of S. Africa as a vision-inducing entheogen and inebriant. The plant contains mesembrine, though the pharmacology of kanna is not fully understood.
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