Kratom, although an ancient cultural tradition, is new to the world outside the south-est Asian region. It is a plant-based medicinal herb belonging to the coffee family of plants. The original inhabitants of this region who lived in remote islands used kratom to treat a varied range of diseases and disorders. Some people were trained in the art of accurately spotting the different strains of the kratom plant and preparing medicines based on their patient’s needs; they were called kratom masters. Kratom masters learnt how to use kratom in different forms of powder, liquid extract, leaves or capsules in perfect rations to create different concentrations of the product. Each strain has specific properties and should never be consumed in higher doses. Kratom has become popular in western countries since the last decade. People have started to use it regularly leading to a massive boost in the sales of mass-produced kratom. Kratom masters can be found online, and they would recommend a dose for you. One of the biggest problems with kratom is that there has been little to no research in this field. All products are majorly sold based on consumer reviews and the past experience of other users. In 2019 the global kratom industry stood at somewhere between 1 to 5 billion US dollars. Governments have not moved forward with clinical trials either on animals or on humans; this has given room to a lot of myth which prevents people from buying kratom. The weed industry has seen significant growth because the product keeps going under different tests; this makes the consumers aware and increases their brief on the product. Various governments have different rules and regulation regarding kratom; most of them have made it legal to consume but to plant. The strains of kratom range from red, white to green, having different properties and different levels of concentration to provide its users with multiple benefits. The benefits and side effects of kratom have been under constant debate, but popular opinion has been inclined towards its medicinal qualities, looking at it as a plant of promise. The natives of the south-east Asian region used kratom regularly to recover from a variety of health-related problems. The farming and labour class found it to be the most useful and ingested kratom leaves to gain energy and relieve themselves from chronic pain. Let us look at a few benefits which kratom has to offer.
Providing a calm and peaceful state of mind.
Kratom has proven itself has a relaxing agent, and this is the most popular use of kratom. Generally mixed in a warm cup of tea, kratom soothes the mind and body. Depression and similar mental disorders have crept in all societies, and kratom can help people in staying away from them. It is a huge stress buster and leads the mind away from practical problems in a state of true inner peace. It works the same way an anti-depressant works, reducing the level of stress and keeping depression under control. Unlike synthetic anti-depressants which throw patients in a void of unconsciousness, kratom helps the users relax in such a way that they can enjoy the environment around them and work on their personal and professional lives. Although a member of the coffee family, kratom cannot be expected to work in the same way as caffeine does. Both of them are mild psychoactive stimulants but function in a completely different manner from each other. Coffee makes you feel active, fresh and ready to take on work, whereas kratom makes you relax and marinate in the stress-free atmosphere that it creates.
Proves to be an excellent substitute for opium and helps during withdrawal.
Kratom is addictive, in the sense that continuous usage of this plant extract might lead some people to create dependency and crave some or the other form of opioid when kratom is unavailable. But when used in a prescribed manner, kratom can prove to be a phenomenal substitute to help with opium or nicotine withdrawal. All opium-based drugs are savagely murderous and very difficult to quit once anyone is addicted. Opium and other popular forms of it morphine and heroine make the users fell highly sedated, and they lose all touch from reality. With continued usage, our biological system accepts it as a part of the human body both physically and mentally. To quit opium and regain the normal state, addicts have to go through a hard time where their body will react violently when its does not receive its daily dose of opium, that’s where kratom come in. It makes the body feel that, although the drug is absent, a similar substitute has taken its place, which reduces the drastic effects of the withdrawal symphony. It begins with higher doses in the start and with increased physical activity, positive outlook, and regulated amount of kratom, the user’s body becomes self-dependent once again but its a rough road.
Reliving pain and providing energy
Kratom has been used by land tillers and masses of the working class to get rid of pain and provide energy. It helps by numbing the pain receptors which signal your brain that there is an organ which is hurt, and in turn, your brain uses the nervous system to tell the body that it needs to feel pain. Kratom slows down this process and relaxing your mind so you can focus on other things apart from the pain. In ancient times, some south-east Asian cultures have used kratom in surgeries, and massive injuries as kratom in high doses makes a person feel sedated. It also works in getting your energy rejuvenized so that one can work effortlessly without getting tired. It all depends on the amount and concentration of kratom to be prescribed by the master.