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Smoking Kratom

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We’ve been seeing a lot of questions and comments about smoking kratom, so we wanted to make sure our community knew everything that goes along with consuming your kratom in this method. As the popularity of kratom continues to grow, we’re seeing more people experimenting with different ways to take kratom. One of those growing methods is smoking kratom. There’s a lot of questions to get too, so let’s get to it.


First, if you don’t know what kratom is, it’s a tropical tree that originates from Southeast Asia. Also known as Mitragyna Speciosa, kratom has been used for centuries by the ancient tribes and farmers that harvested the kratom tree. While most of the kratom tree is considered useless, the kratom leaves are quite powerful, containing special alkaloids that give kratom the ability to affect you in different ways.

Men and women that take kratom report that it may help with energy, concentration, focus, stress, anxiety, confidence, mood enhancements, pain relief, chronic pain and much more. Looking at the history of kratom, farmers used to chew kratom leaves to get energy. Some reports state that they took it to suppress their appetite too.


In our how to use kratom guide, we discussed several different ways to take kratom. We talk about “toss and wash,” we talk about making a kratom tea, we talk about using kratom capsules, we also talked about smoking kratom too.

So, is smoking kratom safe? Should you be smoking kratom?

While you’re more than welcome to take kratom how you want, I don’t recommend smoking kratom.


To smoke kratom, you have to dry the leaves out, your kratom loses power. Fresh kratom is much better. If you buy kratom from Kratom Exchange, you get fresh kratom. When our kratom reaches a specific shelf life, we give it away as free kratom samples. It’s important to note, old kratom can still pack a bunch but it won’t pack a punch as efficient as fresh kratom.

If you’re a first time kratom user, I certainly wouldn’t recommend smoking kratom to start out. No way, I’d recommend toss and wash, making a kratom drink, methods similar to that. Pay attention to your kratom dose when starting out, only starting with 1-2 grams so you can see how you feel on kratom.


There’s a few different ways users smoke kratom.

  • Smoke kratom leaves
  • Smoke kratom powder

Kratom leaves are known for having tar, so if you’re smoking kratom, you can expect that tar to be released in your lungs.

Smoking kratom can lead to additional side effects other than the ones kratom can cause.


How you take your kratom is up to you. It’s a personal preference.

Some kratom users started smoking kratom in hopes to increase its effects because they’ve built up a kratom tolerance.

However, there’s other ways to potentiate your kratom.

Again, it’s all about what works for you.


Again, personally speaking, I don’t smoke kratom nor would I ever.

If I’ve said it once, I’ve said it a thousand times, everyone is different. If smoking kratom helps you, I’m glad it does.

Just be aware that smoking can cause a lot of problems as kratom can contain tar.

As always, if you have any questions, be sure to ask. You can always connect with us on our Facebook page too.


About Eric Rollings

An advocate and enthusiast of natural remedies, first discovered kratom nine years ago when searching for solutions to his social anxiety and ADD (Attention Deficit Disorder). Struggling with these challenges led him to explore alternative treatments, ultimately finding comfort in the traditional Southeast Asian botanical, kratom. Since then, Eric has dedicated himself to understanding and promoting the responsible use of this herbal supplement. His personal journey has inspired him to engage with various communities, sharing his knowledge and experience, and he has become a respected figure in the field. Through seminars, writings, and active participation in online forums, Eric continues to spread awareness of kratom, hoping to assist others who face similar struggles. His passion and dedication have made him a prominent voice in the natural health community.

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