Guide to Kratom

December 12, 2018

 

 

History of Kratom

 

The use of kratom (Mitragyna Speciosa) goes back several thousand years, but it was first formally documented growing abundantly in Thailand by Dutch botanist Pieter Willem Korthals in the early 19th century. Kratom grows naturally in regions such as:

 

  • Thailand

  • Indonesia

  • Malaysia

  • Sumatra

  • Java

  • Bali

  • Borneo

  • The Sunda isles.

 

Effects of Kratom

 

It is believed that the medicinal effects of kratom are highly and diverse due to its unique alkaloid profile, which is unlike any other plant known to exist. The effects vary from each strand, however they include:

  • Pain relief

  • Opiate withdrawal relief                                                                     

  • Opiate maintenance /transitional substance

  • Mood-lifting

  • Energy Promotion

  • Anxiolytic (Anti-Anxiety)

  • Depression Relief

  • Insomnia Relief

  • Immune System Stimulation

  • Nootropic (Cognition Enhancing)

  • Anti-leukemic

  • Anti-malarial

  • Anti-inflammatory

  • Lowers blood sugar

 

Making Kratom Tea

 

Kratom tea is made with a powdered Kratom of your choice.

 

  1. You’ll need a kettle, any basic strainer (even cheesecloth will work), kratom powder, water, and a source of heat. That’s it!

  2. Bring about a cup and a half of water in a standard kettle or any deep pot to a soft boil.

  3. Add pre-measured kratom powder directly into boiling water.

  4. Lower the heat and let the mixture simmer for 10-15 minutes.

  5. Hold a strainer over your mug and pour the liquid directly in. Add lemon juice. 

  6. Discard the matter collected by the strainer (or save for a future, weaker brew).  

Optional: Flavor the tea with a spoonful of honey, sugar, cinnamon, or stevia. Hot Day? Pour the tea over ice, or let it cool in the fridge for an hour.

 

Pro Tip: Slice a lemon or lime in half and add it to the water before you brew. The acidity will protect the kratom’s alkaloids and add great flavor to your drink.

 



 

Important Disclaimer

 

These statements have not been evaluated by the Food & Drug Administration. Kratom is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease. Consult your healthcare professional prior to use if you have or suspect a medical condition. If you are under medical supervision, are using anti-depressants, anti-anxiety medications, diabetes medications, narcotics, blood pressure medication, sedatives, tranquilizers or asthma medication, seek the advice of your healthcare professional prior to use. Do not use if you are pregnant, lactating or under the age of 18 years. Do not take when operating machinery or driving. Keep out of reach of children.

 

The information provided on this site is intended for your general knowledge only and is not a substitute for professional medical advice or treatment for specific medical conditions. Please, consult your physician.

 

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