Brief History of Kratom

Kratom tree

Its use traditionally in Asian countries has spread with incredible speed in the West. The Kratom leaf is chewed fresh or if it is dry you can make infusions with it, this being the most common form of consumption today. Capsules with the product in powder form are also available. Have a look at the kratom capsule reviews. The kratom, a tree originally from Thailand, was first documented by the Dutch colonial botanist Pieter Willem Korthals. It was discovered in the 19th century, but the current cultivation and uses of Kratom go back much longer. The Thais have used it in innumerable ways before it was discovered and introduced to Western civilizations.

The traditional users of kratom have been manual workers, for example, farmers and farm workers. They used the kratom to improve their mood and get the energy to cope with the hard days of work. By using kratom, they worked harder and more efficiently.

What are the active components of kratom?

There are many tryptamine alkaloids closely related to the kratom. The most important are mitragyna and 7-hydroxymitragynine. These are mainly responsible for pain relief, sedation, euphoria and stimulant effects. These alkaloids resemble yohimbine in the structure although they do not have the same effects. According to the Thai tradition, parents preferred to marry their daughters to kratom users because of their great work ethic. Thai parents have always valued the working man as a way to ensure that their daughters were safe.

Kratom and your Health

Can kratom cause health problems?

The kratom is not likely to cause health problems if large amounts of kratom are not consumed every day. In Thailand, kratom dependents have been observed who having suffered weight loss, dark pigmentation on the face and physical withdrawal symptoms if they stop using it abruptly. Withdrawal symptoms can include muscle aches, irritability, crying, runny nose, diarrhoea, and muscle spasms. It is very unlikely that these withdrawal symptoms occur in casual users of kratom. Like any other drug or medicine, reactions in people vary and some people may suffer an unusual or allergic reaction to kratom, even if they take it responsibly.

Effects of Kratom – Dosage

The Kratom Can Be Stimulating

The kratom is a unique and quite peculiar plant, at low or moderate doses the effects are generally stimulating, however, at high doses, the effects are sedative in most cases. This is because the active alkaloids of this plant have both stimulant and sedative effects. There are certain combinations that according to kratom users are very nice and supposedly safe. The kratom can be combined with extraordinary without any risk. It is often combined with a tea made of red poppy flowers (Papaver Rhoeas), which in turn has a very mild narcotic effect, and with a euphoric sedative tea known as Blue Lotus (Nymphaea caerulea). It has also been safely combined with small amounts of alcohol, although large amounts of alcohol should be avoided. Some users say that they like to smoke tobacco or cannabis while they are under the influence of kratom. Keep in mind that if you smoke under the influence of kratom you should be careful not to fall asleep. Have a look at the kratom capsule reviews.

As a stimulant: The mind is more alert, physical energy and, sometimes, sexual energy increases, the ability to do physical work and monotonous improvement, tends to be more talkative, friendly and sociable. Some people dislike this level when they find something disturbing rather than pleasant.As a sedative – calming – euphoric: In this dose you are less sensitive to physical or emotional pain, people are relaxed, with a general feeling of well-being, and you can even entertain a pleasant feeling of numbness!

You may feel some itching or sweating or your pupils get smaller. Sometimes it is possible to feel nauseous, in that case, it is best to lie down and relax until nausea disappears. It is possible that the appreciation of the music increases. It is very nice to lie on your back on your bed in a semi-dark room, with your eyes closed, and listen to your favourite music. If you do this, with a bit of luck you can enter the wonderful state of daydreaming, where you have one foot in the land of dreams and another foot in the real world. This state was very appreciated by the romantic writers of the nineteenth century, who, not knowing the kratom, resorted to opium to achieve it. The effects of kratom usually last about six hours. The higher the dose, the effects are stronger and the longer they last. Many people have reported having a positive “glow” the next day.

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The Kratom Can Be Relaxing

What are the effects depending on the dose?

2-6 grams = mild effects (usually the effects are of stimulant type)

7-15 grams = average effects (the effects can be stimulant or sedative – soothing – euphoric)

16-25 grams = strong effects (effects of sedative type – soothing – euphoric; these effects may be too intense for sensitive people)

26-50 grams = very strong effects (sedative – soothing – euphoric effects; TOO STRONG FOR MOST PEOPLE)

Kratom has also been used in folk medicine for the treatment of innumerable ailments. Malay healers used it to treat diabetes, improve blood circulation, diarrhoea, prolong sexual activity, and eliminate parasites and even cough. The most potent kratom leaves are those produced by the oldest trees, which grow on the slightly sour soils of the forest.

Some strains other than kratoms, such as Bumblebee and Rifat, are strains that have been cloned for their higher alkaloid content. Genetics is really just a small variable in the kratom equation. The different seasons, location, soil and age affect the alkaloid content of the leaves much more. The purchase of kratom is allowed in most of the world, although it is not regulated. On the other hand, some countries, such as Thailand, Australia, Denmark, Malaysia, Poland, Lithuania, Myanmar, Bhutan and others regulate its use or have it totally forbidden.