Millions of people all over the world suffer from various forms of chronic pain and chronic diseases, without knowing they can treat it effectively. In the USA alone, more than 10 million people experience fibromyalgia, a type of chronic pain condition. Their prescribed treatment includes reducing stress, exercising regularly, and eating healthy. Some also take pain medication, not always the best solution with treating the cause, only the symptoms.
However, the always fascinating Eastern medicine and their practices have a valid solution for such ailments as chronic exhaustion, stress, and pain. The Kratom plant is an effective herb that does wonders for the human body, relieving it of pain, helping us focus and relax, and providing more stamina while helping with soreness. The herb has tons of benefits for us and is even related to treating depression, insomnia, addictions, and alcoholism.
Since it is more and more common in the West, in this article there is going to be some word about the most effective ways to consume Kratom. Read more to learn additional information about this magnificent super plant.
What is Kratom?
Kratom, or mitragyna speciose in Latin, is hardly a new finding in the world of medicine. It has had a dominant presence in the cultures and traditions of the East, especially Myanmar, Malaysia, Papua New Guinea, and Thailand. Those familiar with its benefits have been using it in their everyday diets and as medicine for centuries.
Once the Kratom leaves are consumed, which can be done in a number of ways, they are capable of distributing more than 40 different psychoactive compounds throughout the body. People who live close to the trees have a practice of chewing the leaves to stimulate their minds and bodies, gaining a motivation and stamina boost. laborers who live and work near the trees have historically chewed the leaves to stimulate their tired bodies.
Ways of Consuming Kratom
1. Chewing Leaves
The first people to consume Kratom did not make things any more complicated than they needed to be. Central Asian civilizations that first discovered the plant simply chewed on the leaves. This gives the consumer an immediate strong effect, so if you want something fast, chew on some Kratom leaves.
2. Toss and Wash
Tossing and washing is also a great way of consuming Kratom if you want a near-immediate effect. However, you need a strong gag reflex for it, since it is not so pleasant to swallow any kind of powder. The way you do it is sake a dose of powdered Kratom, toss it in the back of your throat, and immediately wash it down with your favorite drink. Most people use water or coffee. If you do it correctly, you will feel its effects almost instantly.
3. Drink Mix
Kratom is quite a bitter plant to consume, which is why many people choose to mix it in various ways. For example, you can mix the powder within your favorite drink, like a milkshake or a smoothie, even chocolate milk or some juice. Whatever you can do to mask the flavor is a viable option. Most find coffee or orange juice to be particularly effective.
Similarly to turmeric and ginger, there are capsules filled with Kratom powered you can buy from various supplement suppliers or chemists. Consuming it this way completely eliminates taste and you will not feel any bitterness. One downside to capsules is the fact it takes more of them to achieve the desired effects. On the plus side, it is very convenient to consume it and to develop a daily habit of taking a couple of capsules per day.
Kratom tea is gaining a lot of prominence at the moment. To make it, you will need a saucepan with a pouring spout, a strainer (or a coffee filter), water, and lemon. Pour half a cup of water into the saucepan, squeeze lemon juice to taste, and add Kratom. Simmer it for about 20 minutes. Strain the lumps from your tea. You can add honey to mask the bitter taste if you wish, or leave the tea to cool off and then consume it with ice as a special kind of iced tea!
Here is something you probably never heard of. Tinctures are extracts of plants or animals dissolved in 20% ethyl alcohol. This is an effective way of consuming Kratom too. However, it is quite messy to make, but the final product is very strong and rich. Dosage is a mere 10 drops.
We mentioned mixing Kratom in other drinks already, but here is a recipe for a true Kratom smoothie. All you need for it is a blender, some of your favorite beverages, bananas, and Kratom. Let us say you like coconut milk. Pour some into a dish, add about 3 grams of Kratom powder, and one medium-to-large banana. Bananas are absolute best when it comes to smoothies, and they mix well with Kratom because of their l-tyrosine. This is an amino acid that allows the brain to release more dopamine.
Since Kratom comes in the form of a powder, it can be easily used as a spice in all sorts of recipes. It is best suited for various yogurts, sauces, creams, and pastries. However, remember that it is slightly bitter so you will have to mask its taste in case you end up using too much.
9. Gum and Tablets
Lastly, we have perhaps the most fun way to consume your daily dose of Kratom, that being gums and/or tablets. There are some companies out there that produce both so make sure to give them a shot. However, none of the two areas effective as capsules or other examples on the list, and you have to take more of it to meet the dosage.
Caution and Responsibility
This goes without saying really and should be a rule you apply for anything you ingest into your body. Make sure never to go over the daily dosage, which is around 5 to 6 grams, depending on how you take it. In addition, make sure your Kratom comes from a trusty supplier and that it is of a higher than average quality. If you do this, you will never experience any trouble with this amazing herb that is capable of changing your life for the better!