Kratom: how should it be used?



Native to South-East Asia in New Guinea and the Philippines, kratom is a tropical tree from 4 to 16 metres high. It is often consumed as a more or less potent extract (powder, resin) but also as a tea (from the leaves and/or twigs). How should it be used? You will get more details in the further reading of this article.

The benefits of using kratom

Kratom is used in traditional medicine in Southeast Asia to treat: diabetes, chronic pain, cough, diarrhea, or for withdrawal from alcohol, heroin or other drug addiction. See this link: for more information. You can also use it to treat various emotional and mental conditions.
In fact, using it can also give you stamina at work and improve your mood. According to the American Kratom Association (AKA) and independent research, about ten to sixteen million people in the United States today frequently use kratom. However, the herb is not yet accepted in modern medicine.

The consequences of kratom consumption

Despite its effectiveness in some treatments, kratom should be consumed in moderation. If you consume too much of it, this plant can cause you the same effects as: fentanyl, morphine or heroin. Indeed, abuse of its use can cause: respiratory depression, nausea, constipation, headaches, insomnia, dehydration, hyperthermia, overdose, convulsions, addition...
Also, you should avoid combining kratom with alcohol and antidepressants. This could lead to cardiorespiratory arrest and even death. A contraindication or failure to respect the conditions of consumption of kratom has already caused more than a dozen victims in the United States.

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