Kratom tea is an excellent option for pain relief and has many health benefits. Users of this plant report a boost in energy, increased mental clarity, and increased sociability. Kratom also has anti-inflammatory and immunity-enhancing properties. Many users swear that it helps with pain. Kratom tea is considered safe for a variety of purposes.
Traditional preparation of kratom tea
Kratom, an indigenous Southeast Asian plant, is used as a natural herbal supplement. In recent years, it has been making its way into western botanical markets, where it is sold in capsules, powders, and teabags. The amount of mitragynine in each of these forms varies, but the effects are similar.
Traditional kratom tea preparation differs from that of other types of tea
The main difference is the amount of work required and the strength of the tea. While making traditional tea, it is important to keep the alkaloid content intact. Kratom is best prepared in water just below boiling temperature. The addition of lemon juice can help maintain the alkaloid content for as long as the tea steeps.
Once brewed, the tea can be refrigerated for up to five days
In addition to making a tea from the dried leaves of kratom, you can also buy fresh kratom from herbal stores or the Internet. The plant, Mitragyna speciosa, is grown in South East Asia, primarily in Indonesia. The leaves are chewed or brewed into a tea, which contains more than 20 alkaloids. Some people also add sugar or honey to the tea to mask the bitter taste. The leaves may be smoked occasionally.
Side effects of kratom tea
As a relatively new drug on the market, the full range of side effects from kratom tea is still unknown. However, some users report experiencing agitation, fast heartbeat, and drowsiness. More severe side effects include hallucinations and seizures. In rare cases, people have even died after taking kratom.
The FDA has recorded 44 reported cases of drug overdoses related to kratom products
As with most drugs, the optimal dose of kratom tea varies with the individual. It is best to start off on a small dose and increase it slowly. A good starting dose is between one and two grams of kratom leaves. In general, kratom should not be taken for prolonged periods.
Long-term kratom use can cause constipation, which can lead to painful defecation
While constipation isn’t life-threatening, long-term use can cause a significant loss of appetite and can lead to anorexia, a condition where a person attempts to lose weight by severely restricting their calorie intake. Anorexia nervosa is an extreme form of weight loss that can be fatal.
Chemical composition of kratom tea
Commercial kratom tea contains the active compound mitragynine and the minor constituent 7-hydroxymitragynine. Both compounds were isolated from fresh kratom leaves. However, it is not known whether this compound is present in leaves that have not been processed.
The presence of mitragynine and paynantheine in the tea varies from sample to sample
Mitragynine is the primary alkaloid in Kratom, accounting for about 70% of the plant’s alkaloid content. Studies have indicated that mitragynine binds readily to several important receptors in the body. It has also been shown to reduce the symptoms of withdrawal from opium in humans.
While DNA barcoding and phylogenetic analyses classify all three kratom products as Mitragyna speciosa, ITS analysis and amplification of specific DNA sequences have conflicting results in one sample (K55). Nonetheless, the differences in speciofoline content could be a result of differences in plant age, growing conditions, or processing methods. In any case, additional studies are needed to evaluate the possible therapeutic implications of this variation.
Symptoms of kratom addiction
Kratom withdrawal symptoms are common when people stop using the drug
While most users are able to deal with the symptoms on their own, severe cases may require medical attention.However, these symptoms are treatable and can be easily managed by taking OTC pain relievers and NSAIDs.It can also be helpful to take rehydrating solutions to replace lost fluids and electrolytes. In some cases, people may also need to take OTC antidiarrhea medications.
Kratom can cause dangerous side effects
Aside from nausea, vomiting, and increased heart rate, it can cause hallucinations and coma. If your child is suffering from any of these side effects,
it’s time to talk to them about safer alternatives
Many Chronic Pain Patients and opiate addicts are finding relief from Kratom. The government should not outlaw the drug. If it becomes illegal, many more people will die from overdoses and the “opioid epidemic” will continue to worsen. As a result, many people will move to other countries in search of better healthcare.