Kratom’s popularity as both a recreational and medicinal drug has continued to grow over the years. With head shops and online shopping, finding this herb has become easier than the past. Although popular, there is still some confusion on what the uses are and even how to take it.
This simple guide is to get some basic information out there on Kratom and help encourage others to give this beneficial herb a try.
For centuries Southeast Asia has been using Kratom in traditional medicine for pain relief to treating a cough. The medicinal use is now paired with recreational use. Kratom has both opioid properties and stimulant effects.
At low doses users experience stimulant like effects that increase sociability and alertness. Higher doses induce opioid like effects such as relaxation and sedation. It becomes apparent as to why Kratom is used recreationally as an alternative to other opioids. Kratom takes effect within 5-15 minutes lasting 2-5 hours.
How to take Kratom
Traditionally the leaves were chewed. Although that wouldn’t be suggested due to the bitter taste. Most Kratom can be purchased in capsules already in granulated form. This form is easiest to ingest. Head shops sale different size quantities of granulated Kratom for use in teas or preferably mixed with orange juice.
A citric juice would best mask the bitter taste.The convenience of capsules would be the best option.
As with all drugs, Kratom is with its own side effects as well. Common side effects include nausea, vomiting, and constipation. The more severe side effects are respiratory depression, seizure, psychosis, and death when mixed other drugs.
Any drug comes with it side effects. It goes without saying that mixing drugs is never a good idea. Kratom is to be used only by itself. Deaths have occurred while mixing drug cocktails to increase the effects of the drug.
Red vein strain
Kratom can be found in many different strains. The red vein strain is the most sought-after strain amongst users for its effectiveness for all users. Different strains have different effects for users. With the red vein strain being the most consistent with its effect, new users would be suggested to try this strain first. Users looking to use Kratom for its pain-relieving effects, red vein strains are the ones to look towards.
Kratom worth the try?
People looking for a natural alternative to pain relief or even a recreational drug to relax to, Kratom can be used for either occasion. This guide was written as a quick introduction to bring awareness to this useful herb that has helped others over the centuries.
I suggest doing further research in to Kratom if you have an interest. Most online retailers can better help you with which strain is best for you.