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Anyone vaporize Kanna (Sceletium tortuosum) before?

Discussion in 'Vaporizables' started by rabican, Oct 6, 2010.

  1. rabican

    rabican Well-Known Member

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  2. DevoTheStrange

    DevoTheStrange Ia! Ia! Vapor Fthagn!

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    wow... that is very interesting, thanks for sharing the article.
     
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    rabican Well-Known Member

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    rabican Well-Known Member

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    i vaped 2 bowls of kanna fri night, it has a stress reducing effect and gave me a buzz. I waited about 30min then decided to vap some green ;) I do feel as though it enhanced the high. I feel it made the high more positive and slightly stronger, i was more in my head. I need to experiment with this stuff more, maybe combust a bowl or two... ill keep this post updated.
     
  5. RussyRoo

    RussyRoo Well-Known Member

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    very interesting thanks a lot! :)
     
  6. DevoTheStrange

    DevoTheStrange Ia! Ia! Vapor Fthagn!

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    what is the temp range for vaping kanna? is in the same range as MJ? can they be vaped together no problem? how does it taste?
     
  7. Skunkypete

    Skunkypete Escape Artist

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    So I finally got my kanna after waiting for 2 months while it took the slow boat from South Africa to Canuckistan. I ordered from this guy for those interested. What I got was in powdered form. Now I'm leary of sniffing stuff I'm not sure about so even though sniffing is supposed to be the best way to feel the effects I thought I'd just try it over some herbs. I chose my SSV as the best implement for the job.

    One mini whip bowl (.2) with about .1 of kanna powder on top as a dose. Taken to deep brown I decidedly felt stoner then I would normally feel had it been just herbs in the bowl. So far I think it does a good job at potentiating the high, one of the few ethnobotanical I've tried that has had a noticeable effect. Taste wise , I find it hard to describe , maybe a liquorice undertone? I didn't find it over powering but then again I don't have the best palate either :/. I'll report back my findings as I get better acquainted with it. :brow:
     
  8. gettin lifted

    gettin lifted psychonaut

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    ive never heard of that. i have a friend that mixes his weed with wormwood and ive smoked it before. deff adds to the high.

    might give this a try after my t-break.
     
  9. Psykodelika

    Psykodelika New Member

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    Hi Community,

    I Know this thread is pretty old, but might now somebody has an answer for the temperature question. I also bought some kanna powder a few weeks ago. I tried to smoke it in the bong, but without any effect.

    So it would be nice if somebody know, if it works to vapor it? Especially in which temperature...
     
  10. kelper

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    I mixed it with some herb and it seemed to have a nice sedating effect. Funny, but not unpleasant smell and taste. I vaped it a few years ago in my original unit, a Vapor Cannon. Not sure the temp - just cranked it up til it felt right. That old cannon is not very efficient, but very effective.
     
  11. max

    max Out to lunch

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    Just start with a low temp (150 C, 300 F) and move up until you get vapor. Kanna isn't on any herb list I've seen for vaping temps. It does get :tup: as a natural anti-anxiety, anti-depressant herb.

    You should not use it if you're taking a presciption anti-depressant (which I would advise anyone against taking- natural is the way to go IMO).
     
  12. Psykodelika

    Psykodelika New Member

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    Interesting. I will try it as soon as I get my Volcano Vaporizer. Right now I only have my MF Launch Box, who probably isn`t workable with Kanna powder.

    @ Max

    So Kanna works similar like a ssri? Because I take sometimes drugs like lsd, shrooms, 2c-X and other psychodelic substances. So there could be a bad interaction together with Kanna like with classic ssri?

    BTW: I am sorry for any orthographic mistakes, I am european.
     
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  13. justcametomind

    justcametomind IT'S TIME!

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    Actually I vaped it on the MFLB mixed with green. I used the power adapter. I don't remember the temperature but it was something over the middle, almost 3/4 I think, that's what I usually use.
    IIRC it has to be used with caution or not to be taken at all if the user has hypothyroidism.
     
  14. mephisto

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    Kanna is known as a "potentiator" hence the increased effects in conjunction w/ mj. It can be taken orally as well. Please be careful with respect to the amount used and the strength of the Kanna. I have experienced the effects of "serotonin sickness" as a result of too large of a dose of Kanna. It is not a feeling/experience I would wish on anyone. I have used the mentioned link (shaman's garden) and the product has been very good quality. If there is any question as to the quality or authenticity of the Kanna, do your research. Enough warning, Kanna is a great addition to the vaping spectrum. I have always used mj temps to good results when vaping Kanna alone.....
     
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  15. Abysmal Vapor

    Abysmal Vapor Shaman of The Pyramid of Orlin'Malah

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    Well i got this UC kanna extract and it makes really big clouds... makes me sedated and relaxed.. like a drugged monkey... lol..
    You can even snort it.. i am not kiddin. xhaha it is very stimulative in small and sedative in large amounts..
    Active substance is messembrine which is known to be and SRI. I tried at the end of psilo trip and got me really back into things.. can't believe how wonderous mood alleviating effect kanna has...
    Be careful not to overdose.. this shit is strong i need like 0.05 vaporized.. or snorted.. It says you can caps it and put under tongue but.. i won't be trying this.. cause might be too overwhelming..
    Anyway this herb is very nice and for sure can substitute and gets off SSRI from what i read :).. i really enjoy having it ..It seems like that gram will last forever :D and can be found really cheap..
     
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  16. johnieferretti

    johnieferretti New Member

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    Never heard about the plant but the article seems to be very interesting.. Would love to collect some more details..
     
  17. herbmeister

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    I like vaping kanna (aka sceletium tortuosum) in my MFLB. It gives a nice buzz and has a calming effect. Its definitely worth trying and is a potentiator. One thing you need to know. There are many vendors selling kanna, but you don't always get kanna when they send you something. Let me explain. My first order of kanna was from IAmShaman (aka Shamans Garden). It was kanna for sure. Looked like it, smelled like it, tasted like it. Next order I placed with IAmShaman I received something that looked and smelled completely different. Turns out it was something called Slender Leaved Ice Plant (aka Mesembryanthemum nodiflorum). It looked like pale pale yellow thin stalks, and had a very salty taste. Nothing like real kanna. Now, Slender Leaved Ice Plant does contain mesembrine, the active ingredient in kanna, but not in the same amount. Basically its not as good as kanna, and IAmShaman was pretty uncool sending it to me when I was paying the premium for kanna. Since then, I have found the best kanna to be from Bouncing Bear. Get the "smoker's cut" and grind it down yourself to the consistency you want if you want to vape or smoke it. Don't worry when you see some stems in there. The stems actually contain more mesembrine than the leaves.
     
  18. Abysmal Vapor

    Abysmal Vapor Shaman of The Pyramid of Orlin'Malah

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    http://kanna.co/index.php?_a=product&product_id=18
    That looks intresting :D
    Our new 90:1 extract has been especially designed to be use with an electronic cigarette and will last the typical customer around 2-3 weeks per one ml. Less-is-more should be the motto with these high quality extracts We guarantee this product as the best bang for buck Sceletium product you will ever try. This product should not be combined with SSRI's,MAOI's,cardiac or psychiatric medications.
     
  19. herbmeister

    herbmeister \m/

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    Ha. I went to the link you posted above and checked it out. I see kanna.co is also selling "Slender Leaved Ice Plant" and calling it kanna. Must be a common scam. At least they're not calling it "sceletium tortuosum".
     
  20. tashalachut

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    I know this is an old thread, but anyone looking to vape Kanna, there is an e-liquid you can get here It is really good.
     
  21. Abysmal Vapor

    Abysmal Vapor Shaman of The Pyramid of Orlin'Malah

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    I am not into e-liquids,but recently i tried this,and it wasn bad,very effective for the price.
    Kanna UB40 extract - 1g | Sceletium tortuosum
    The UB40 kanna extract variety is made especially for vaporizer enthusiasts. This extract is coarser than other kanna extracts but the potency is comparable to the UC2 extract.
    Vaporizing kanna
    Kanna powder as well as most kanna extracts aren't suitable for your vaporizer because the powder particles are too small. They will go right through your screen and you end up chewing instead of inhaling the vapour.
    Kanna UB40 extract has just the right consistency to be compatible with any dry herb vaporizer, making it the easiest way to enjoy all the wonderful effects Sceletium tortuosum is known for, using your favourite vaporizer.
    Kanna UB40 extract usage
    For a light experience use 25 mg. If you're already familiar with the kanna or more tolerant to its effects, use up to 40 - 60 mg.
    It's recommended to use this extract in a vaporizer heated at 188°C. This is the sweet spot for extracting all the active substances in vapour form, but without any of the unwanted by-products you would get from smoking.
    The taste may be earthy and bitter, so we recommend mixing it with your favourite herb.
    Warning
    Sceletium tortuosum is a Selective Serotonin Reuptake Inhibitor (SSRI). It should not be combined with other SSRI's (Seroxat, Prozac) or Mono Oxidase Inhibitors (MAO-I), such as Syrian Rue (Peganum harmala), Banisteriopsis Caapi, Passionflower (Passiflora incarnata), Yohimbe, and certain anti-depressants.
     
  22. tashalachut

    tashalachut New Member

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    This may be an old thread but there is a company for vape liquid that is made from Kanna. www.kannachill.com They are pretty good and not that expensive

    I posted this earlier but with a different link. wanted to post the correct one here. Both sell Kanna, but this is the original site.
     
  23. Abysmal Vapor

    Abysmal Vapor Shaman of The Pyramid of Orlin'Malah

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    “If coffee is a pick-me-up, sceletium is a jet ride to mental brilliance” :)
    Just took 70mg of the UB40 Extract on top of some mild potency herb,and it delivered a great experience,which reminded me of that quote. :)
    Some vendors seems to have Kanna resin ,which is extracted via alcohol. Interesting enough the end product is also water soluable :),i have read more than a few reports on people vaporizing it and get good effects. I bet that this e-liquid is just the Resin dissolved in PG/VG and filtered :).
    I can confirm the following effects ,that also other users report too.

    • Its use contributed to an overwhelming feeling of calm and relaxation

    • It started working almost immediately and boosted mood and libido

    • It promoted mental clarity when taken in the afternoon without the caffeine crash of a cup of coffee

    • Its use resulted in more happiness and empathy
     
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