Sceletium Extract – 60 ct
Botanical name: Sceletium tortuosum
There are many uses of the Sceletium Extract. The following are some of its uses:
- relieve mental stress.
- helps uplift the mood.
- decreases anxiety.
- relieves tension.
- energy booster.
The Sceletium extract can also help suppress appetite. It was used by shepherds that need to walk long distances.
It should be noted that it can cause euphoria at large doses. It can also lead to sedation. Long-term use followed by abstinence has shown no reports of withdrawal symptoms. The Sceletium plant is non-hallucinogenic. There are also no severe adverse effects documented.
It can also be an anti-depressant. It is even said to be safer than pharmaceutical alternatives. It can help uplift the mood. It is caused by a number of alkaloids, which includes:
These act on the brain’s dopamine levels.
Sceletium has a long history. It has been used in South Africa since the 4th century. There are written records that date its use back to 1662. It was even used as a bartering currency at that time. It was used by chewing the dried plant, then swallowing the saliva. It was also made into tea and tinctures. It was also inhaled as a snuff, or smoked. It is commonly used with other herbs when used for smoking.
The plant was used in rural areas. It was used in very small doses. It was used to treat colic in infants. It was added to a teaspoon of breast milk. This type of use is still seen in some places.
Note: These statements have not been evaluated by the US Food and Drug Administration. This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease. We at eSutras do not recommend internal use of supplements or herbs without prior consultation with your doctor or herbalist.