Leaves, or leaf extracts, were used as a stimulant and as a sedative. It has also been reported as an aid to the treatment of chronic pain, digestive diseases, and withdrawal dependence on opium. However, sufficient clinical trials have not been conducted to explain the health effects of the Kratom better.
The leaves of the plant Mitragyna, commonly known as the Kratom in the coffee plant family (Rubiaceae), are widely used in their native habitats in Southeast Asia to maintain energy during hard labor and used as a stimulant and opioid-like analgesic and sedative. Traditional and modern uses overlap based on the effects of leaf extract, which have also gained popularity in the United States and Europe in the last two decades.
Consumption of Kratom in the United States
Consumption of Kratom in the United States is mainly due to liquids, but the use of powders added to food or drinks, and the consumption of Kratom capsules is increasing in popularity. Users brew a Kratom in a fashion similar to making tea or coffee where leaf material (whole leaf or powder) is immersed in boiling water or extracted from the cold. The probable tea is bitter, so sugar, honey, or various sweeteners are often added.
Kratom is the best use for pain relief
Respondents primarily identified the use of the Kratom for assistance from acute or chronic pain following emotional or mental use. Respondents reported increased strength, decreased pain, improved concentration, reduced depressive mood, reduced anxiety rate or reduced use of opioid painkillers, reduced PTSD symptoms, and their Kratom intake as beneficial effects reported elevated mood.
Here is the reason for the increasing use of Kratom in the US.
- Kratom capsules for energy and motivation
- It is a natural pain reliever
- Prevent diabetes
- Natural sexual stimulation
- Immune Booster
- Maintains heart health
The study suggests that the population of Kratom users in the US is diverse in terms of demographics and motives for kratom consumption and that doses up to 5g 3 times a day may have a beneficial effect on lower rates of adverse effects.
The liquid form is often marketed as a treatment for muscle pain or to suppress appetite and prevent cramps and diarrhea. Kratom capsules are also sold as a treatment for panic attacks. It is believed that kratom acts on opioid receptors. Kratom acts as a stimulant at low doses, which makes users feel more energetic. Kratom treats and energizes both pain and aches while giving a general feel good-
Here some health benefits of Kratom
- Kratom leaves are rich in analgesic properties and can reduce pain throughout the body by affecting the hormonal system.
- Kratom leaves have shown that combustible effects can have significant impact on the strength and flexibility of the immune system.
- It can increase energy levels by optimizing specific metabolic processes and affecting hormone levels.
- Kratom leaves are commonly used in humans suffering from chronic stress, depression, anxiety, and mood swings.