Sceletium Tortuosum



Are you feeling the symptoms of excess stress?
Do you feel depressed and anxious or have trouble sleeping?

Many of these symptoms are quickly alleviated by one key neurochemical: serotonin. Increase your level of serotonin and these symptoms fade away, helping you feel more relaxed and at ease about life. Sceletium is nature’s small miracle plant for anyone looking to improve the quality of their life.




Sceletium is a traditional herbal medicine used as a natural sedative and anti-depressant. Its efficacy is pharmacologically proven. When your brain is filled with Serotonin you will feel more relaxed and calm, your mental processes become sharpened and more focused, and your brain simply works better. Not only does it affect your mind, but it affects your whole body too, because serotonin is the primary brain chemical that offsets a whole chain of brain biochemistry to make you feel good. Healthy levels of serotonin actually balance out your whole brain, which helps you sleep better, regulates your metabolism, eases your relationship to stress and tension, depression and anxiety. Serotonin is one of the primary activators of the pleasure centers in the brain.

1: What is Sceletium and what’s it used for?
It’s beneficial for the natural treatment of all ailments related to serotonin deficiency such as depression, anxiety, insomnia and mental tiredness. Published case reports by doctors, psychiatrists and psychologists indicate clinical efficacy in treating depression, including major depressive disorders, anxiety, social phobia and low libido. It’s also used to facilitate the psychotherapeutic process and for support in alcoholism rehabilitation and quitting smoking.

2. How does Sceletium work?
Mesembrine is one of the main active ingredients in Sceletium. It’s a potent serotonin-reuptake inhibitor (SSRI) which means that it is used to increase the total amount of serotonin available to your brain. More serotonin is associated with a happier, more relaxed disposition, clear thinking and balanced mood.

3. What’s in Afrigetics Botanicals Sceletium tortuosum?
This product is formulated as a traditional herbal medicine. Each vegetable capsule contains a 280mg standardised, freeze-dried ultrasonic extract of Sceletium tortuosum with more than 0.5% Alkaloids (including mesembrine) derived from the stem and leaves of organically cultivated, high yield strains of Sceletium tortuosum. This extract is made using ultrasonic technology so it does not contain any solvent residues such as ethanol, hexane or acetone. See analytical results here: Afrigetics Sceletium analytical results for alkaloids

4. How to take this product. Adults take one capsule two to three times daily. Children under 12 take one capsule daily.

5. Possible side effects:
Contra-indications: Sceletium is contraindicated when taking psychiatric medication, including antipsychotic drugs, monoamine oxidase inhibitors and benzodiazepines.
Special warnings: None. Can be safely consumed when used appropriately.
Interactions: None know.

Ethnic use safety data: The plant is not hallucinogenic and no adverse effects have been documented. There is no evidence of physical or psychological dependency.


Additional information

Weight 0.065 kg
Dimensions 5.5 x 5.5 x 10.5 cm