The Various Medicinal Uses and Effects of Kratom
Kratom is an herbal leaf with medicinal properties that grows from a large tree called Mitragyna
speciosa. This tree is native to countries in Southeast Asia particularly Myanmar, Malaysia and
Thailand. The locals use kratom in various ways: as a stimulant, a sedative, pain reliever, medicine
for diarrhea, anti-depressant, or as opium substitute. Kratom is ingested either by chewing, drinking
(grinding the leaves into tea powder or mixing with coffee) and smoking.
The Beneficial Uses of Kratom
When kratom is used in low doses, it can substantially reduce fatigue and induce a feeling of mild
euphoria. Although kratom in low doses is not known to interfere with a person's daily activities,
kratom users are advised to not perform any action that requires their full attention, such as driving
or handling heavy machinery. Kratom contains epicatechin, an anti-oxidant. It also includes
alkaloids that are said to have positive effects on a person's immune system. Kratom has also been
found effective in lowering blood pressure.
The main active ingredient in kratom is mitragynine, and it is known to affect a person's mood and
anxiety levels, thus acting as an anti-depressant. The same ingredient is also known to alleviate pain.
There are also reports of people with hay fever getting well after kratom use. Many people also
claim that using kratom helped them get better from a number of different illnesses, and appears to
have various medicinal uses.
The Negative Effects of Excessive Kratom Use
Kratom is known to cause skin darkening on people who have used it frequently. It is said to have
qualities akin to both stimulants and depressants, and taking it in large doses can lead to inactivity.
People who stopped using kratom were observed to have withdrawal symptoms, but these symptoms
were considerably milder than opiate users. Along with stimulant and depressant effects,
mitragynine, the active ingredient in kratom, also has a similar chemical structure to that of a
psychedelic. There have been reports of people experiencing closed-eye visualizations after they buy
kratom online and use the product.
Kratom is not an illegal drug, and can be easily purchased from stores that sell alternative or herbal
medicine. One can also buy kratom online.
Should you decide to purchase, there are many kratom products you can choose from. Common
kratom products come in the form of leaves, powder, extract, tincture, or capsules. You can even
buy a whole kratom plant to grow yourself. You can also purchase it in wholesale or retail