What is Kratom?

What is Kratom?


Kratom, as popularly known and scientifically known as Mitragyna speciose, is an herbal extract. It is derived from an evergreen tree in the coffee family, and it is mainly found in Southeast Asia and other tropical countries. The tree itself, Mitragyna speciose, is indigenous in Asian countries like Indonesia, Malaysia, and Thailand, where it has been used as a powerful herbal medicine by people in ancient times.

Kratom exists in a variety of strains with different characteristics. These strains were believed to be named from the countries they originated from or the colors of their leaf veins. Others believe that the varieties come from the procedures that are followed after it has been harvested. Effects vary from one strain to the other, and that the results were dependent on the quantity taken by the user. Again, each piece worked differently from one individual to another; hence high precautions should be taken when handling the ancient drug. 

In ancient days different ways were used when ingesting Kratom. Some chewed them; dry kratom leaves were swallowed or brewed while the extract was used to make liquid medicinal products. In the olden days, to solve some of the health challenges in society, Kratom liquid was used to treat muscle pain, suppress appetite, stop cramps, and treat an attack. Kratom was used as a medicine due to the opioid properties believed to act on opioid receptors. It was also used in treating opioid addiction, particularly during the withdrawal phase; it was thought to be a better weaning agent. When administered in low quantities, Kratom was believed to act as a stimulant, showing some energizing effects on the user. Kratom was also known to bring pleasure and reduce pain when given in high doses.

Kratom leaves were used as they were believed to have some mental benefits to the users. These opioid receptors present in Kratom are believed to be why it was used to increase one performance. The leaves were thought to treat various conditions associated with opioid withdrawal, such as nausea, vomiting, and anxiety. 

After tiring activities, ancient people turned to the herb as they believed it brought in a sense of relaxation. In olden times, Kratom was not just used for treatment, but it was also a form of recreation to bring ease. In times of work, it was believed to increase the user's work capacity vigilance and sociability.

Though Kratom had several benefits in early times, traditional and modern uses of the herb overlap. In some countries and areas, kratom sales and importation are banned. Kratom is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease as researches are yet to be completed. Before deciding on taking Kratom, it is essential to be sure that it is legal in your place.

In conclusion, several factors have contributed to the dose prescribed by vendors in areas it is legal. They include the user's health, age factors, and other conditions. Always ensure you have the rightful information before turning it on for any purpose.