Because of its countless health benefits, Kratom has recently gained so much popularity that it doesn’t need any formal introduction.
However, to those who are new to the Kratom culture, we would start off with a brief introduction.
This medicinal herb that has been in the traditional medicine system for thousands of years.
Kratom, as already explained, is an herbal tree which is native to the Southeast Asia.
Its scientific name is Mitragyna Speciosa, and it belongs to the same botanical family as coffee tree (the Rubiaceae).
Kratom flourishes in the specific locales of Thailand, Mainland Indonesia, and Malaysia.
It has been used for treating physical ailments as well as the illnesses related to mental health.
The mitragynine alkaloids present in the Kratom leaves act as a stimulant, euphoric, muscle relaxant, energy booster, and sedative.
For ages, this herbal drug has been used in the Indo-China medicine systems for treating muscular pain, diarrhea, insomnia, brain fog, fatigue, and low stamina, pains related to arthritis, fibromyalgia, and opium withdrawal effects.
Today, the modern uses of Kratom include mood enhancer, energy booster, a stimulant and a nootropic, recreational drug, muscle relaxant and stress reliever.
When taken in small doses Kratom tends to act as a stimulant, while taking high doses of this herbal drug result in euphoric and sedative effects.
Since the effects of this medicinal herb are quite divergent, it is important that you consume Kratom as per recommended dosage to attain optimal performance.
Kratom can boost your energy and increase your strength while also helping you calm down, and feel relaxed and unruffled.
Let’s look at what Kratom is exactly used for treating, in the herbal medicine as well as its astounding health benefits that you didn’t know about!
- Kratom for the treatment of fatigue and low energy
Kratom has been used as an efficient and effective energy booster, for so much time almost immemorial by the natives of the Southeast Asia.
Kratom is administered in small doses to help people overcome fatigue and low energy levels.
Kratom boosts users’ metabolic rate ultimately resulting in increased energy levels that provide them with enormous physical strength, endurance, and stamina.
This type of energy release that you get from the consumption of Kratom doesn’t give you any restlessness.
Like other commercial energy boosting product, Kratom won’t make you feel uneasy, palpitations or increased heart rate.
In fact, scientific studies report that the energy generated with the use of Kratom is caused by a chemical activity in the cerebrum that revives your vigor and strength.
It keeps you energized, active and alert throughout the day.
- Kratom for the treatment of anxiety and stress
The herbal drug contains special mood lifting compounds known as the mitragynine alkaloids that produce the effects of contentment, well-being, and motivation.
People administered with Kratom to overcome depression and anxiety, reported that they were better able to shun negative thoughts, their mood was improved, and emotions became joyful.
Kratom helped them attain an optimistic frame of mind that increased their motivation and helped them live a better and happy life.
Thus, due to its euphoric effects, Kratom is often used as an anti-depressant to help anxiety and stress cases.
- Kratom for the treatment of impaired cognition
Kratom is an amazing stimulant but only when taken in a low dose.
As already discussed, Kratom helps the body generate cerebral energy similar in effects like a cup of tea, or coffee that helps you clear your mind in the middle of a busy day.
It helps in making away brain fogging and improving focus, and concentration levels.
Kratom is often used as a nootropic to enhance brain functioning.
It improves memory, sharpens the focus, increases concentration as well as attain maximum alertness throughout the day.
Kratom delivers mental vigor to the users allowing them to perform better, and excel in every walk of life.
Kratom helps you gain a balanced sense of vigor and vitality.
- Kratom for the treatment of chronic pains
Kratom is much prized for its analgesic properties.
It is a potent pain reliever and widely used for the treatment of headaches and migraines.
It helps relieve vascular pain, arthritic pain, muscle pain as well as those excruciating pains, which are even resistant to the strongest painkillers.
Perhaps that is the reason why many healthcare experts have proposed Kratom as an alternative to the pharmaceutical painkillers and analgesics.
Being a potent relaxant, Kratom activates the mu-opioid receptors that block the pain signals from reaching the brain, ultimately relieving even the most chronic and severest pains.
Since Kratom is a safer and less addictive alternative as compared to the conventional analgesics, Kratom is often favored more by the health experts for the treatment of mild discomforts to agonizing pains.
- Kratom for the treatment of insomnia
Kratom with its euphoric effects helps to treat insomnia and support people to get better sleep.
When administered in high dose before going to bed, Kratom acts as a potent mind relaxant, shutting off your mind and blocking out all the thoughts and worries that keep you from falling asleep.
People who have used Kratom to improve their sleep patterns reported that they were able to get sound and quality sleep, and felt quite refreshed and energized after waking up in the morning.
- For aiding opiate addiction recovery
Kratom is firmly credited, as well as used to ease opiate withdrawal in the addicts.
Kratom offers serious help to those addicted to opiates and searching for a safer and friendly solution.
That could help them cut back on their addiction without undergoing the withdrawal effects, such as excessive perspiration, palpitations, anxiety, nausea, vomiting, muscle pains, insomnia, and diarrhea.
Since Kratom mimics the effects of opiates and other illegal drugs, it is a very helpful and safer means of curbing your addiction until your all the toxins are completely flushed out of the body.
And because it is also not addictive, therefore, you can always stop using it without the fear of withdrawal symptoms.
The other general uses and benefits of Kratom include:
- Boosting immunity
A lot of people believe that the active alkaloids in the Kratom leaves can help in fortifying body’s natural defense mechanism and boost immunity.
Though, until now scientific evidence to these claims is still not available.
- Sexual enhancement
Many traditional health practitioners prescribe Kratom to males to enhance their sexuality and virility, as well as improve their fertility.
But these ideas are not backed by science and studies are still underway to analyze Kratom’s effectiveness in boosting male sexuality.
- Improving cardiac health
A lot of people use Kratom to support heart health, as this herbal drug used for ages in the traditional medicine to keep blood pressure within the normal range.
It helps to prevent high blood pressure, reduce cholesterol and to strengthen the muscles of the heart.
Today, the science has indicated a connection between Kratom and heart health.
By reporting that chemical compounds in the Kratoms reduce inflammation of the blood vessels and the arteries, which relieves any tension in the cardiovascular system.
Ultimately improving the cardiac health and preventing heart attacks and strokes.
- Diabetes support
The research is limited, yet several studies suggest that Kratom helps in reducing glucose levels in the blood.
It aids in dealing with insulin resistance, by regulating blood sugar levels and the production of insulin in the body.
Some studies have even claimed that Kratom may help people with diabetes to reverse diabetes and prevent healthy individuals from developing this chronic ailment.
However, nothing can be said for sure until legit science work confirms the effects.
How to use Kratom?
Well in the Southeast Asia, Kratom leaves are usually chewed fresh to obtain the astonishing health benefits, but mostly Kratom is available in a powdered form prepared by grinding dried Kratom leaves.
This powder can be easily swallowed or mixed with water for consumption.
However, to avoid any trouble, it is highly advised that users stick to the recommended daily dosage of Kratom, and do not exceed the dose.
Moreover, individual results may vary, therefore; it is very likely for the first-time users to experience any mild side effects like a headache, nausea or constipation which should not last for a long time.