Kanna Powder (Sceletium tortuosum)
Kanna powder (Latin: Sceletium tortuosum) is a succulent that commonly grows in South Africa. It is a succulent herb of the Aizoaceae family, has short stems and fleshy leaves, blooms with pale yellow to yellow-orange flowers. The fruit is a capsule with reddish-brown, kidney-shaped seeds. The use of kanna by African indigenous people has been known for centuries. Kanna has been used medicinally to quench thirst and hunger, but also to improve mood. Thanks to its properties, Kanna is now used in the treatment of mental health problems, both in the countries of origin America, Australia and around the world.
Research on the ingredients and their effects is ongoing and their wider use is likely in the future.