Posted on Mar 16, 2020, 1 p.m.
Kratom has been around for medical use since the nineteenth century. The tree is native to South-Asian countries like Thailand, Indonesia, and Papua New Guinea has bestowed its immense health benefits on humans. This article shines a light on the impressive health benefits of Kratom powder, made from the tree's leaves. Continue reading to learn more.
Kratom as a stimulant
Stimulation boosts our body's energy, and with making us quicker, it also increases the ability to work tirelessly. One can feel rejuvenated with doses of the Kratom powder.
Kratom can make one feel energized and motivated, thus ending lethargy.
Kratom as analgesic
Kratom has many alkaloids in it, which produces pain-numbing or pain killing effects. They nullify the pain by acting on the opiate receptors of the central nervous system. When alkaloids act on the opiate receptors, these receptors use signal transduction to signal the neurons to increase the levels of endorphins and enkephalins. They are integrated parts of the body's painkilling or analgesic process. These neurotransmitters suppress the pain signals on their way to the brain. 2 to 3 grams of Kratom powder can be enough to alleviate pain in conditions like osteoarthritis, rheumatoid arthritis, and other chronic pain. On average, the analgesic effects can last for up to five hours.
Kratom makes your mood euphoric.
Every Kratom strain will make you feel light-hearted and happy, but some strains such as the Bali strain will make you feel more optimistic and euphoric than others. Malay strains make you feel 'happy-go-lucky.' According to a study, 1 gram to 5 grams of Kratom can work wonders for depression. If you can't find Bali or Malay strain, you can opt for Maeng Da strains and the Indo strains as they also help lighten your mood.
Treat your anxiety with Kratom
If you are feeling either sleepless or tend to face specific phobias which spike your stress levels, Kratom might relieve you from your anxiety. Once you start taking Kratom powder, you may notice its anxiolytic effects readily decreasing your anxiety.
Kratom is anti-inflammatory
Out of thirty alkaloids present in Kratom, two have notable anti-inflammatory properties - rhynchophylline and epicachetin. Patients suffering from inflammatory diseases such as arthritis, Crohn's disease, etc. may find Kratom helpful for its ability to neutralize inflammation. Along with treating inflammation, Kratom can also decrease swelling and pain in the inflamed area.
Kratom for immunity
To fight off common diseases like cold, cough, and other conditions, we need a robust immune system. Isorhynchophylline and isoptreropodine are the two essential alkaloids present in Kratom, which have the ability to boost the body’s immunity. Kratom is also known to regulate the blood pressure and improve the body’s urine and renal functions, adding up to the body's resistance against odd conditions.
Kratom eliminates diabetes in a unique way
As per the research by scholars in Southampton, UK, diabetes and depression mostly occur at the same time, in the majority of cases. Depression, anxiety, and stress can manipulate the body's blood sugar levels, that’s where Kratom can play a crucial role in relieving the mind and alleviating anxiety and stress.
Kratom for libido
Kratom might replace those petite blue pills people take for better erections. Kratom may improve the male body’s blood circulation, which directly and positively affects erection. Although no studies are illuminating how Kratom does it, or even if Kratom does it, locals from the South Asian countries where it's grown strongly believe in this. They have been taking Kratom since the origin of time for better libido. Although, there are studies that show us the middle ground of Kratom use for libido enhancement. Unlike other opioids, the opioids in Kratom don't negatively affect your sex drive and libido, making it a good option for the old hit and trial method.
How to take Kratom?
Now that we know some of the impressive benefits of Kratom, some may want to know how to take Kratom most effectively. Well, the effectiveness of manners is different for everyone, and that's why it’s best to evaluate the various methods and find the most suitable one based on individual preferences.
Taking Kratom with fruit juices
If Kratom's earthy flavor doesn't appeal to you, then diluting its flavor with fruit juices like cranberry, orange, apple, etc. may be a good idea. Add 250ml of juice to 1-2 tablespoons of kratom powder, mix it thoroughly, and gulp it down. See, it's that easy!
Want it quick? Toss it and then wash it.
The name pretty much explains the process. You need to take the desired quantity of Kratom powder, have it with a spoon, and gulp some water to wash it down. This is a quick method because you don't have to wait for Kratom to dissolve in juice, so whenever you're on the go, toss it and then wash it.
Care for a cup of tea?
Boil some water, put enough sweetener to balance the strong flavor of Kratom. Dip the tea bag of choice in the lukewarm and sweet water, then add the Kratom powder and the tea's ready to consume. Make sure you keep stirring the drink; otherwise the Kratom powder will be suspended at the bottom of the cup.
Don't like the taste of Kratom? Capsules are your saviors.
With anything you do the primary taste of Kratom powder will not go away, and if you can't stand this taste, you should turn yourself towards Kratom capsules. The only downside of the pills is their cost. They are costlier than the Kratom powder. Also, Kratom content in each pill is only 0.5gm, so you might have to take more pills to reach your daily intake goal. But this is the easiest way of consuming this herb.
Whichever method of intake you choose, consider discussing it with your doctor. Also, ask your doctor for the dose that will suit you just right.
Additionally, kratom is labeled as a controlled substance in some places and is therefore illegal to sell, possess, use and grow; and there are also a few cities and counties in legal states in which kratom use and possession is banned. Check with the regulations where you live to make sure that you are not breaking the law.
Kratom may also interact with certain medications and/or conditions meaning it is important to check with your physician or certified medical professional to make sure that you will not experience any complications.
Article courtesy of: Jessica Smith
Jessica is a Professional Writer and Content Creator specializing in CBD, Medical Cannabis & Hemp. She contributes to some of the leading marijuana blogs and magazines in the cannabis industry.
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