Where Does Kratom Come From? All About the Kratom Leaf
WHAT IS KRATOM LEAF?
Kratom is a type of tree that grows in Southeast Asia. You can find it in countries like Thailand, Indonesia, and the like. Similar to the coffee tree, Kratom thrives in hot and humid places.
People have used the leaf for centuries, as a therapeutic and recreational substance. It has a spot in folk medicine and tribal heritage as well as modern day use.
If you’ve heard people talking about the miracles of hemp oil, think of Kratom the same way. There’s nothing those who take it say it can’t treat.
How Is Kratom Helpful?
The symptoms Kratom treats depend on the dose you take it in. People may find it a stimulant in low doses, which is unsurprising given its similarity to coffee plants.
People report having a better mood, being more motivated to get work done, and having higher sexual energy while taking Kratom in low doses. Instead of revving up your nerve system like caffeine, Kratom may give your actual brain cells a boost.
In high doses, people use it to seek recreation highs, treat pain, and stop diarrhea.
When people take higher doses, they report feeling calm and dreamy. They may have less awareness of pain and appear as calm as they feel. Some report a state of half dreaming, where you’re conscious but only with part of your mind.
You may find yourself enjoying music or other outside simulations more. People describe that they’re able to take the focus off of their body and focus on the music or sensation at hand.
It may induce a kind of feeling that habit-forming narcotics induce, but isn’t as habit forming. Regular use of Kratom may treat arthritis, nerve pain, and biological anxiety to a certain extent.
HOW TO TAKE IT
Like we said above, the dose of Kratom leaf you take decides the effects you’ll experience. If you want stimulant effects, you take less, not more.
It’s the opposite of what you’d think.
In its countries of origin, people chew Kratom leaves straight from the plant, raw. That’s not the way the majority of Kratom users ingest them.
Most people take it in the form of dried herbs (a tea) or buy it pre-crushed into a pill. You want to make sure you know and trust the manufacturer of the Kratom pills you buy.
Just like anything else you put in your body, the quality matters.
When you buy Kratom, it comes in pre-dosed packets like tea bags or in a loose fashion. The loose kind goes into a tea strainer like you’d use for any loose tea.
If you’re making your own tea, here’s what you do.
Measure out two ounces of Kratom leaves and add to a quart of water in a pot. Bring the pot to a boil and let it stay boiling for fifteen minutes.
You want a boil that’s gentle, so turn the heat down until it’s just keeping the bubbles going.
Then, pour the water through a strainer into a heat-safe pitcher or bowl. Leave it to cool for a moment then take your hands or a spoon to squeeze water out of the strained leaves.
Keep the leaves and reboil them so you have whatever dose of Kratom you’d like.
Then pour the tea water back into the pot and let it reduce down, with the pot cap on, but cracked.
When it looks like enough to take as a cup of tea, take it off the heat and drink it. You can add water or honey to help with the taste.
It’s a bitter tasting herb, so we recommend chasing it like you would a strong alcohol. Use something sweet like fruit juice to counteract the bitterness.
WHAT ARE DOSES LIKE?
The dosing amounts depend on the quality of the Kratom. If you get the highest quality, you’ll need fewer ounces to get the effect you want.
The best way to measure out your dose is with a kitchen scale. Remember that lower doses create a stimulant effect, while higher doses are sedative.
For regular quality kratom, you can get a stimulant high by using anywhere from two to five grams of Kratom. It’s better to start with less since taking too much may have the opposite of your wanted effect.
For a sedative effect, take more grams, like anywhere from six to 20 grams. A strong dose is around 10-15 grams, so be careful going above those amounts.
WHAT ARE THE PROS AND CONS?
If you’re wondering why you’ve never heard of Kratom before, it’s because it’s still not well-popularized in Western culture. Should it be? People have different opinions.
The proponents of Kratom say that it’s a natural way to create highs and states of mind people usually get from chemicals. Putting fewer chemicals into your body is a good thing, and Kratom comes directly from the earth.
The critics say that there aren’t enough scientific studies to back up Kratom use. They want to see more laboratory tests and trials to make sure it’s “safe”, even though people have used it for thousands of years.
IS IT LEGAL?
Yes! It’s legal to buy and consume Kratom in the majority of States and Countries. There are some states where it’s illegal, so check your state regulations by googling “____ law for Kratom”.
WHERE TO GET KRATOM LEAF
If you want to try Kratom leaf but don’t know where to get your hands on it, you’re not alone. Unless you live in a southeastern Asian country, you’ll have to order it online.
If you have a local apothecary, they may carry small amounts of it.
Otherwise, check out our site. We offer the highest quality Kratom and our customers are happy to tell you so.
Give it a try, you don’t have anything to lose.