Kratom users believe that it can relieve pain, depression, as well as anxiety. Some scientists say that this is the ultimate answer to treat chronic pain and might be a tool to prevent addiction to opioid drugs. This very mysterious plant has made a buzz all throughout the world because of its unique effects when ingested.
Kratom is a tree; the same family with coffee; that you can originally find in Southeast Asia in countries like Thailand, Indonesia, Borneo, etc. The most important part of the tree is its leaves. It is used as an herbal medicine for centuries by the people of Southeast Asia. But why is it a questionable herb? Is Kratom even legal?
Let’s Meet Kratom!
Kratom (Mitragyna speciosa) is a tree that is said to be a cure for a lot of health problems. In folk medicine, it is used as a stimulant at low doses, and as a depressant at high doses. It was also used as a recreational drug, a painkiller, as antidiarrheal, as well as to treat opiate addiction. Some people believe that it can also cure arthritis, RLS or restless leg syndrome and fibromyalgia.
How Do You Take Kratom?
The Southeast Asian people use the Kratom leaves. They chew the freshly picked leaves once the stringy central vein is removed. They also dry leaves, crush or powder them to easily swallow it. When it is in its powdered form, it can be mixed with water and drink it. You can also mix it with fruit juice, milk, or kefir. These liquids are used to hide the taste. Some people make a paste out of the powdered Kratom. The dried leaves are often used to make tea. This is why some people would make a Kratom extract and store it for future use.
How to Measure the Dosage.
Use a scale. The typical dosage is just a few grams. To be sure, use a scale and measure a single gram 1/10th of a gram. You can buy digital scales anywhere at a very cheap price. It is important to be accurate in measuring the dosage because one small mistake can change the effect of Kratom.
The Legal Status of Kratom.
Kratom is still legal to use, possess, and grow in European countries as well as the United States. You should check the legality of Kratom in your own country before you plan to buy or use it. According to the web, some countries have already banned Kratom. These countries are:
Why is Kratom Banned from its Country of Origin?
It is known that Kratom originally came from Thailand. It was 1943 that the first prohibition law for planting Kratom tree was made illegal and existing trees were mandated to be cut. But that did not stop the people of Thailand to plant Kratom, use and distribute them. In today’s law, it is now classified together with cocaine and will receive the same penalties once caught with the substance.