Myths and Facts of Kratom
Kratom is the common name given to the tropical plant, Mitragyna speciosa (scientific name) which grows in South east Asia and belongs to the coffee family. For a long time, kratom has been used as a medicinal plant to treat some common ailments including chronic pain, muscular pain and low energy. It is believed that the extract of the leaves of this plant are used in treating intestinal infections and bronchial disorders as well. Kratom is also used to withdraw from opiods and acts as a source of local anesthesia.
The price of Kratom depends on which part is used and in which form it is made. While researching kratom options and prices, it is important to do a lot of research on where the product is grown and who legal vendors are, otherwise there are chances you will be misguided. Here are a few examples of how top rated products are rated from legal vendors:
Red veing Maeng da kratom- $30-$75
Red vein Bali kratom- $13-$40
White vein Maeng da krotam- $13-$40
Retail stores tend to sell for higher prices than online, because they have more of their customers’ attention when they are physically in the store.
If a price is too low, it may indicate a lower quality of powder.
The prices vary according to the strains, quality, form and other ingredients. Normally a 5gm packet costs $15 to $50 and $18 to $25 for about 50 capsules.
Some Common Uses
There are varieties in the plant, such as different strains. For instance, the leaves of some cause sedation and others give a caffeine simulation. Red strains are most common for pain relief while white is more of a mood enhancer, and green is a combination. Kratom is a great pain killer and mood enhancer. As part of recreational use, it is used as one of the ingredients in cocktails in countries like Malaysia and Thailand.
Opioids act on the opioid receptors and act as natural endorphins which provide relief from pain and anxiolytic effects. It also copies the effect of opiates that result in sedation and pain reduction.
The leaves are used to heal wounds and relieve pain.
Good for use after strenuous work. It relieves exhaustion and provides relief from strain and pain.
It has psychological effects, rejuvenates energy, and improves mental state.
Increase in mental state of an individual by enhancing mood.
There is no scientific research or experiments that prove the efficiency of the plant as an opioid substitute. There are mild to severe side effects like nausea, vomiting, severe irritation and anxiety. There were cases where it caused respiratory depression and liver toxicity. The plant contains a plethora of different alkaloids each of which is effective in different ways.
Kratom is highly addictive and is tough to withdraw from immediately. Experts advise not to use it in higher quantities as it may result in normal to serious side effects and psychedelic properties.
The plant is immensely useful in treating common diseases. If not taken beyond recommended usage, it can cause to give you optimal benefits. But beware of possible side effects as all bodies do not react the same.
When buying online one must be sure about the dealers from where they buy kratom. Kratom is available in the form of dried leaves, powder, extract, tincture and also capsules. Retail stores do sell kratom plants as well, or you can grow one yourself and use it if you wish.