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  • How are you taking it, Iggy? As snuff,or tea or...?
  • iggyiggy Member
    @Xander- snuff so far and boy does it tastes horrible! Maybe I should give the tea method a go. I'm thinking I need to buy some empty gel caps.
  • Site is down... just when I was ready to order :(
  • Working on it. Sorry.
  • We are back. Thank you for your patience.
  • @iggy - Your opinion is it's a fast acting ssri?!?! Are you a doctor? Be careful what you say because it could have a huge impact on anothers life. Someone could stop their medications thinking this kanna would server as a substitute and end up in dire concequences. I've been taking medications of that nature for many years and have explored the alternatives. Even if it was an ssri as you claim the concentrations from leaf to leaf and plant to plant vary so much that theraputically it's is unreliable. People if you are on an ssri do not take this product without first talking to your doctor.
  • Jari_TJari_T Member
    edited July 2010 PM
    rdunnion said: "People if you are on an ssri do not take this product without first talking to your doctor."

    I most certainly agree.

    SSRI contraindications:

    MAOIs' interactions are even more infamous:

    Honestly, I really wonder about this thread. It's not about tobacco. What's next – speed discussion?
  • Although not tobacco, Kanna is used as a 'snuff' quite frequently. Many non tobacco snuffs are discussed here.
  • Tom, order is placed. Now hurry and ship it FAST to good old Holland ;)
  • SHIPPED! Thanks!
  • iggyiggy Member
    Post edited for clarity.
  • iggyiggy Member
    edited July 2010 PM
    sceletium tortuosum (Kanna, Kougoed)

    Sceletium tortuosum is a succulent ground cover with fleshy leaves and a bright green color and it is at home in the dry, arid regions of Southern Africa. The San Bushmen have used this plant for centuries as a powerful mood enhancer that gives a sense of calmness and happiness as well as reducing cravings (drug addiction) and withdrawal symptoms. Depression and anxiety are eased considerably, and no adverse effects like drowsiness or impaired reactions have been reported. A group of alkaloids, especially mesembrine, are the active ingredients in Sceletium tortuosum. As scientific research continues, Sceletium tortuosum could become the herbal alternative for the treatment of depression, anxiety disorders and addiction.
    It can be used in many different forms. Originally it was chewed and/or smoked, today it is available as capsules and tincture (drops) for easier use.

    Do not take with SSRIs

    This was taken from a South African site
  • If folks take posts on sites such as this as solid medical advice and stop their medically prescribed meds, they have bigger problems than mood disorders.

    We are allowed to state our opinions. And those who read them should remember that they are opinions, not gospel.

    Of course people need to be careful and soberly reflective about what they put into their bodies.

    At the same time, talking about one's experiences with snuffs of any kind is what this site is about, no?

    If it were restricted to conversation about tobacco only, that should and would be stated, I would think.

    Live and let live.
  • Thanks for shipping :)
  • We discuss many non-tobacco snuffs.
  • "We discuss many non-tobacco snuffs."

    We do? Okay then.
  • Yes, all the big snuff makers, make a variety of non-tobacco snuffs.
  • "Yes, all the big snuff makers, make a variety of non-tobacco snuffs."

    Ah, It looks that way. It could be since I don't have any personal intrest in them, I haven't "noticed" posts about them when perusing the forum.

    Carry on!
  • My apologies to the group. I didn't mean to come off as a jerk or anything. It's just issues like this really hit home with me. I know from experience that the urge to self medicate is strong with many mood disorders. Personally I did not find some stability until I stopped fighting those who were trying to help me, i.e. the doctors prescribing medications. TBH IMHO Kanna has been around for a long time and if it had significant theraputic value people would know about it, like St. Johns Wort. This is a recreational snuff not a cureall. I'm having these visions of snake-oil shows and it's driving me batty. Thats my 6 cents.
  • bobbob Member
    Yeah rdunnion I see where you're coming from although I disagree and agree with you. For one thing don't forget that people actualy forgot about how to prevent scurvy although they had been practicing the right practices to prevent it. I say whatever is working for you cause it's gonna be diffrent for diffrent people. Just saying there are lots of things that people forget or don't know about medicaly. Though seriously if anyone takes medical advice here with out doing more research then well........
    Now back to the activity at hand waking up.
  • iggyiggy Member
    @rdunnion- if you do some digging around under Kanna's scientific name, you will find it on Amazon, Ebay, it's been on news, etc. Just because the US hasn't got it's mitts on it yet doesn't mean it's garbage, that happens afterwards.
  • Received the Kanna after exactly a week, thanks Tom!

    Well - let me start to say this Kanna is of very high quality, and VERY potent. So use in moderation..really.
    I took a small pinch yesterday and put it under my Tongue ( The best / most effective way to take Kana ), you can also sniff it / make tea, or add it to your gum.

    After 10 minutes I had massive energy rush through my whole body, and had to take the dog for a walk... After about 30 minutes it went back to a nice mellow feeling, but with total clarity in the mind. Really - use in moderation, this is potent stuff, and had no similarity to tobacco snuff AT ALL. Still have to try snuffing it soon ( Which I have read should have a less energy feeling, and more of a euphoric / high feeling ). It has some resemblance to hash, but more mellow and less heavy on the body.

    Thought I would let you guys know!

    Thanks tom - Perfect packaging and shipping.

    P.s. My neighbor who received the package, and also Tom's previous package because I was not home asked my how long my family lives in the US, who keeps sending me Family Photo's ;)
  • I received 20 g Kanna from Tom after 10 days here in germany.
    The quality of the Kanna is simply superb, i have got Kanna
    powder from a german retailer before, but the quality from Tom is
    so MUCH MUCH better.. Thanks a lot Tom :)
  • Thanks! The Kanna comes DIRECTLY from the farm where it's produced. No middlemen. No sitting around in a warehouse. You can't get it any fresher unless you live on the farm where it's produced. No chemicals. No fertilizers. All natural.
  • Well, seems I have a different metabolism or something. I got some kanna several days ago and was so on my guard from all that's been said here that I started out with a tiny, tiny pinch. Nothing.
    Bigger pinch, nothing.
    Really big pinch, nothing.
    HUGE pinch, nothing.
    Gob under the tongue, nothing.
    Swallow another gob, nothing.

    Gave up. No effect of any kind whatsoever. Guess we're all just built different, eh?
  • bobbob Member
    Yes we are either that or tommorow You will realize that the moth men aren't your new neighbors. Either or I guess.
  • @ didi878 : What's your favorite way of taking it ?
  • I use the Kanna from my local retailer under the tongue,
    the taste is just floral, not bitter, and its not so fine
    milled. This is also good for smoking. Tom s Kanna is
    very fine milled and perfect for the nose, thats the way
    i use it at the moment.
  • ok, I tried it all, in the nose it's a bit more relaxing for me..
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