Compounds: Sceletium tortuous contains mesembrine as the major alkaloid, together with mesembrenone, mesembrenol, and tortuosamine.
Therapeutic Indications: Anxiolytic
Dosage, Method, and Duration Administration:
In tablet form. a dose of 50 – 200 mg of the dried, powdered herb is included in tablets and capsules(about I – 4 mg of alkaloid) and taken two or three times a day. Traditionally, the dried product is regularly chewed throughout the day (the frequency is controlled by the slight hypnotic effect, similar to the practice of smoking tobacco). Teas,decoctions,and tinctures are also reported to be used,but details of dosage levels are unknown and/or unpublished.