Kratom has been quietly making its way into the natural medicine arena. Even news websites like the Huffington Post are reporting on the over-regulation of the Kratom plant. (http://www.huffingtonpost.com/paul-alexander/the-latest-target-of-regu_b_8178028.html)
Natural medicine practitioners have discovered that by using Kratom they can help people who are suffering with chronic pain, opiate withdrawals, and insomnia. With smaller doses, it has also been found to help treat mental alertness and concentration problems.
What Is Kratom?
Kratom, also known as Mitragyna speciosa is a plant that originates in Southeast Asia. The plant is part of the coffee family and has been used in traditional medicine practices for thousands of years in this area. In Thailand, for example, people will pick the leaves, remove the main vein from the leave and then chew it for relief from aches and pains. Kratom is now more commonly used as a tea or in capsule form.
How Is Kratom Processed?
Kratom leaves are hand-picked and separated into two categories. The red vein leaf and the green vein leaf are the most common types of Kratom and have different effects. The red vein leaves are believed to be from younger Kratom trees and are said to be a weaker strain of the two varieties. This is the preferred style of Kratom for people who are looking for relief from pain, addiction therapy, or need to treat insomnia.
The green vein leaves are contain more of the alkaloids that give Kratom its healing abilities. These leaves are targeted for people who wish to increase mental alertness and concentration problems.
The leaves, once sorted, are then dried and crushed. The crushed leaves are either used to make tea or placed into clear capsules for consumption.
Is Kratom Legal To Use?
Kratom has been deemed illegal in Thailand, Malaysia, Myanmar, Australia and Denmark. It is legal to possess and use in all other countries. In the United States it is legal in every state except Tennessee and Indiana. The reason that Kratom has been deemed illegal in these countries is because it is thought that the use of the drug interferes with opiate sales by pharmaceutical companies.
Many people have discovered that occasional use of Kratom has been effective at helping them manage pain. It has also been shown to effectively help people suffering from opiate withdrawals manage the symptoms.
Dosing should be very controlled, and anyone that is using Kratom should not operate machinery or vehicles of any kind. Kratom capsules or tea should not be used daily, only when necessary.
While there have been no reported studies showing that Kratom is addictive, just like any medicine a tolerance to the treatment can begin if used to much. This causes a person to need more each time to get the same effect. Use Kratom sparingly to ensure that it remains effective and you get the fullest benefits. If you’re interested in giving Kratom a try for yourself, I recommend Skunk Ape Kratom as my vendor of choice. They offer the best Bali on the market and their UEI (Ultra Enhanced Indonesian) is also excellent. Give them a try if you want to experience Kratom for yourself.