· By Herbal Healings
How to Prepare Sceletium?
Preparing Sceletium, or Kanna, can be done in various ways, depending on the desired form of consumption. Here are common methods:
Tea: To make Kanna tea, steep about 200-400 mg of dried Kanna tea leaves in hot water for 5-10 minutes. You can adjust the amount based on your tolerance and preferences.
Chewing: Traditionally, Kanna is often chewed. You can use dried plant material, chewing it slowly to release its alkaloids. This method allows for direct absorption of the active compounds.
Smoking or Vaping: Kanna can be smoked or vaporized. For smoking, it's typically mixed with other herbs. When vaporizing, use a dry herb vaporizer at a temperature of around 190°C (374°F) to effectively release its active compounds.
Snuff: In its powdered form, Kanna can be used as a snuff. This method is potent and should be approached with caution, especially for beginners.
Tincture: Kanna tinctures are available for those who prefer a liquid extract. A few drops under the tongue provide a quick and effective dose.
It's important to start with a low dose, especially if you are new to Kanna, and gradually increase as needed. Consult healthcare professionals before using Kanna, particularly if you have health conditions or are taking medication.