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Sceletium

Succulent Plant

Sceletium

Other Name(s):

Sceletium Tortuosum, Kanna, Channa, Kougoed

Sceletium is native to South Africa. Sceletium can be found in the Succulent Karoo ranging from Namaqualand to Montagu through to Aberdeen. It frequently occurs under shrubs in partial shade and within quartz patches. It's also known as Kougoed —which translates into 'something to chew'. Traditionally, Sceletium was dried and eaten by the Khoisan people of South Africa.

Is Sceletium Faithful to Nature?

Yes.

Sceletium is a succulent plant that can be grown commercially using sustainable farming practices to ensure that pollinators are not harmed and surrounding ecosystems are protected. There is massive conservation pressure on the wild harvesting of Sceletium so you should not pick or purchase wild Sceletium unless you can guarantee that it has been wild harvested following sustainable and ethical practices.

Benefits: Why is Sceletium Used?

Mood Enhancer

Sceletium is traditionally used as a mood enhancer and cognitive enhancer, recent studies have proven that sceletium helps to relieve feelings of stress, anxiety and low moods.

Potent Nootropic

Sceletium has been used for centuries by indigenous people to reduce stress and induce calm without having sedative effects.

Improves Cognition

Studies have shown that sceletium inhibits PDE4 enzymes which can improve cognition and general neurological health.

Reduces Anxiety

Sceletium acts as a natural serotonin reuptake inhibitor and thus works in the same manner as prescription SSRIs.

Sceletium is usually found in the form of food supplements such as capsules or tinctures. It can also be found in the form or food items such as teas or as an added ingredient in nutraceuticals.

Sceletium can also be dried and made into a fine powder and sprinkled over food. It is also sold in capsule form for convenient consumption.

Sceletium has been used by the Khoisan to enhance the mood, reduce anti-anxiety and stress. It was used to increase feelings of enjoyment in particularly hard times such as drought. Sceletium was also believed to act as a cognitive enhancer to help them on long journeys.

Notice: The information provided here is not intended as medical advice and is for educational purposes only.

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sceletium is traditionally used as a mood enhancer and cognitive enhancer, recent studies have proven that sceletium helps to relieve feelings of stress, anxiety and low moods.

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