KBD is a fusion between our Patented Blend of Kanna (Sceletium Tortuosum) and industrial Hemp. KBD was created for the Body and Mind and consists of Vegetable Glycerin, our Patented herbal blend featuring Kanna (Sceletium Tortuosum), and Industrial Hemp.
Kanna is a small groundcover plant native to Southern Africa. For hundreds of years the Hottentots of Southern Africa used Kanna as a mood enhancer, relaxant and empathogen. It is also known as Kauwgoed, Kougoed and Canna.
Historically Kanna was chewed, smoked or used as snuff producing euphoria and alertness which gently fade into relaxation. If chewed in sufficient quantity Kanna has a mild anaesthetic effect in the mouth, much like kava, and is used by the San tribes if you are about to have a tooth extracted, or in minute doses, for children with colic.
A tea made from Kanna is sometimes used to wean alcoholics off alcohol. Containing approximately one to two percent total alkaloids, with a combined 0.89 percent of the plant’s mesembrine in the leaves, flowers and stems, Indole alkaloids found in Kanna are completely safe to consume and exhibit significant physiological effects on the peripheral and central nervous system.
In fact, an amino acid called tryptophan is actually the biochemical precursor required to make indole alkaloids. In addition, indole alkaloids share structural similarities with the neurotransmitter serotonin, which is why Kanna interacts advantageously with serotonin receptors in the brain.
Kanna is used to re-balance the brain and nervous system and thereby relieve symptoms of depression. Combined with our HEMP and other well-known herbs, this formulation has been proven to be extremely effective and safe.