Kratom helps in reducing anxiety and depression. It provides you with an energy boost. However, too much kratom results in side effects such as nausea and vomiting.

The kratom users who are in their beginning phase do not know about their tolerance levels, due to which they face kratom nausea.

The experience of kratom nausea and is very daunting. Nausea is the most common side effect which occurs with kratom, especially Indo and Bali strains.

A low dose of kratom makes you feel active and energetic. The slight more dosage results in relaxation and pain-reliever, it also allows you to sleep well.

However, kratom in high doses makes you feel queasy and nauseous.

How does the Kratom nausea occur?

empty stomachIt occurs when the kratom molecules bind to the opioid receptors. These receptors are present in the brain.

However, these receptors are infamous for sourcing the sickness and nausea sensation.

Nausea due to kratom can provoke vomiting and puking. It occurs due to some factors which you do not follow while taking the kratom.

The first essential step while taking kratom is to avoid taking it on an empty stomach.

You need to eat something one hour before using kratom. The semi-full stomach helps in preventing nausea.

The second most important thing which you need to consider is that kratom is water-insoluble.

If kratom is consumed by using a toss and wash procedure, then the kratom powder sinks in the stomach. The kratom then results in constipation and nausea.

How to prevent Kratom nausea?

nauseaThe most horrible side effect of kratom is nausea or vomiting.

In extreme cases, nausea can result in severe vomiting. So what are the causes of kratom nausea?

There is no clear reason behind it, but there are multiple reasons which can result in nausea.

The first significant point you need to understand about kratom is that it is a gentle form of an opioid.

The kratom functions by binding together with the mu-opioid receptors like opiates. So, opioids are widely known for their side effects,i.e., vomiting and nausea.

The similar side effects occur with kratom while you are consuming them or after you are done consuming it.

The most amazing thing to know is that kratom helps in preventing nausea and vomiting associated with opioids.

It can be easily prevented by the continued use of kratom because it helps in developing tolerance in such patients.

However, if you feel nauseated while using kratom, try to reduce the kratom dose. As soon as your body develops tolerance, you can try increasing the kratom dose.

What can you do if you notice such side effects? Following are the methods to prevent motion sickness and get rid of nausea and vomiting.

Know your Kratom dose

dosage of kratomThe best small dosage in such case is 2-3 grams. Users recommend that if you feel such effects then use kratom with tea.

Once your body builds resistance to kratom, the side effects will reduce.

Be very precise about kratom dose, use a digital scale to measure it.

If you are planning to change the suppliers or strains, then readjust your doses. The new strains might result in high potency.

If you do not feel the results after the kratom consumption, you can increase the dose by one gram. Take additional kratom after 45-50 minutes and again check the results. You can gradually increase the dose.

Avoid using large kratom doses if you have experienced nausea.

Antacids before kratom dose

AntacidsTake antacids 30 minutes before the kratom consumption. Then have light meals after 30 minutes of kratom use.

It is because heavy meals gear up the individual after kratom is consumed.

Drink tea instead of using a toss and wash method

Avoid using toss and wash method, because it leads to the consumption of unnecessary ingredients with kratom plant.

These ingredients include chlorophyll, fibers, and waxes which are responsible for causing nausea.

It is better to use a small amount of kratom in tea, which provides the individual with the potent alkaloids because the tea can be strained.

Drink Tea

Motion sickness medicines

Take motion sickness drugs after 30-40 minutes of kratom consumption. It helps in controlling the motion sickness effects caused by kratom. If you do not take these medications, you will end up getting high.


Ginger ale or ginger root

If still, you are feeling nauseated, it is suggested to either drink ginger ale or chew a ginger root.

You can also add counter nausea gums or formulas which may also work to treat kratom nausea. However, the best remedy to treat kratom nausea is to either consume ginger root or ginger root Ale.

Ginger root

Water and fiber diet

Hydration and fiber diet is also effective to treat the kratom side effects such as nausea and headaches.

An abundant amount of water is adequate to eliminate the kratom alkaloids from the body. These alkaloids are responsible for causing nausea and vomiting.

Kratom can also result in constipation which can be easily treated with the addition of fiber diet. The fiber diet helps to eliminate the unwanted toxins and undigested matter from the system.

Water and fiber diet

Grapefruit juice

It is considered a side-effect stopper and an excellent potentiator. Grapefruit has polyphenolic compounds which help in inhibition of kratom metabolization. It helps in the prevention of stomach upset along with nausea and vomiting.

grapefruit juice


Another method for treating kratom nausea is to have cannabis. Inhale some cannabis while you are on kratom because it helps to get rid of the kratom side effects immediately.

Other reasons for kratom nausea include stomach sensitivity to kratom. This sensitivity might lead to nausea and vomiting.


Awful smell and taste

Another reason might be the terrible taste of kratom which is the unfavorable thing for many individuals. Those people who have issues with its smell and taste can go for kratom capsules.

If any of these reasons are causing nausea, the only solution is to mix different recipes which might work for you.

Awful smell and taste


The side effects of kratom can be easily treated with the best methods mentioned above. Always remember to start with small doses when you begin to use an herbal remedy.

Make sure your body gets used to it. Kratom is safe and has minor side effects in most of the cases.

These adverse effects can be easily prevented by regulating the strain, dose, and frequency of kratom use.

Asad Khan is an independent health journalist who specializes in food policy and global health. He is a senior fellow for investigative health journalism at the Bonn-Rhein-Sieg University of Applied Sciences, Germany.