Kratom, benefits and side effects

Have you ever heard of Kratom? It is a plant that is being increasingly recognized for the properties it has. Its boom is proof that there are many people who have already noticed its effects, today we are going to explain in detail what its properties are.

What is Kratom?

Kratom is a plant whose scientific name is Mitragyna Speciosa. Its origin is in Southeast Asia, one of the richest areas in terms of fauna. It requires specific conditions of humidity and temperature that do not occur outside that area.

This means that, although many people in the West have tried to reproduce it here, their attempts have failed. The most common thing is to bring the dry leaves directly from Asia, already directly suitable for consumption.

The best leaves are those that come from trees that are more than 10 years old, since they contain a higher level of alkaloids (up to 0.5%). This makes their properties to be enhanced, for which they are the most sought after.

How do you take Kratom?

One of the most striking points for many people is how to ingest the Kratom. There are several ways to do it, and the one you choose will depend mainly on whether you have fresh leaves or not, since that is decisive.

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In the case of those who have these fresh leaves, the most normal thing is to chew them. In a similar way to what is still done in some areas of the world with tobacco, the locals in that area of Asia have the habit of chewing them and getting all the juice out of them.

Outside that area, it is practically impossible to find fresh leaves. The consequence is that we have to consume dry leaves, which changes the situation. With this type of leaves the most recommendable thing is to make a rich Kratom tea.

To prepare it, you only have to choose a dose of about 10 grams per person. Put it to boil for about 10-15 minutes. After that, you only have to filter it and sweeten it according to your taste. You will have a healthy, tasty tea full of properties.

Effects of Kratom

This plant stands out for having many properties. Although the one that stands out the most is the psychoactive one, it can also have other effects such as sedation and stimulation at the same time. Yes, as you hear, it is capable of causing both effects.

Although at first it stimulates you, it ends up having a sedation effect that can even make you sleepy. That’s why it often comes as a shock to some people the first time it’s ingested.

On a physical level, it also has analgesic effects, mitigating or making certain pains disappear. It also acts as a muscle relaxant or as an antitussive. However, you must take into account that the first times it can make you dizzy and nauseous.

As far as the mental part is concerned, it is a kind of liberation accompanied by euphoria. These effects are of the most grateful by those who consume it. It also sometimes produces a somewhat particular sensation, which is that of levitating on the bed if you find yourself lying in it.

You must take into account that it is an opiate, so you must be careful with its consumption and with its maximum doses. In no case we recommend you to exceed 15 grams per person, since from that point onwards undesired effects can appear.

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