Kratom leaf is the leaf of the tree belonging to the genus Mitragyna. Mitragyna speciosa, belonging to the family Rubiaceae is a visibly large tree grown primarily in Thailand and other parts of Asia. It is the native of Southeast Asia. The plant is named so after the shape of its stigma which is quite similar to the bishop’s mitre. The Kratom leaves are ovate-acuminate shaped and have a length of 7 inches and a width of 4 inches. Usually the trees attain a height of 12-30 ft. and have a width of 15 ft. If the optimum conditions are provided, some species can attain a height of 40- 100 m. The kratom products are manufactured from the plant extracts, dried leaves, powdered or in form of paste. Kratum powder is greatly effective for relieving pains even the chronic arthritis pains. Fresh leaves are pricked and eaten wholly or else powder can be made from the leaves.
Kratom has been used as a medicinal treatment since ages. Kratom is the best preferred pain killer as it is a natural extract from the organic plant. Apart from this, it is used for the treatment of diarrhea and is even used for therapeutic purposes. Not only this, this herb serves to reduce the fatigue and stimulant effects. A Positive energy responsible for relieving all the stress from the body is generated through the entire body. The herb and its extracts serve in elevating the sexual, physical as well as one’s mental energy. Research has found that people who consume the optimum amount of Kratom regularly tend to be more active than those who do not. The kratom leaves contain a powerful anti-oxidant known as epicatechin which results in the enhancement of one’s immune system. It is found that kratom products even serve in lowering the blood pressure. The most effective ingredient in Kratom is mitragynine which acts as an anti-depressant. Even reports have found that kratom can even cure hay fever.
It is rightly said that excess of anything is very bad. Frequent consumption of kratom powder results in the skin darkening of people. Kratom serves in treating opiate addiction. But if its consumption is stopped, it instills withdrawal symptoms in opiate addicts. Since the main ingredient of kratom, mitragynine is said to have both stimulant and depressant effects, it sometimes shows negative effects on people. Day dreaming and closed eye visualizations are very common symptoms of excess kratom consumption.
The most interesting advantage of the kratom powder is that it can be consumed by mixing it with anything. It may be tea or in the form of capsules or in food etc. The kratom powder serves as the best alternative for the leaves as the leaves after getting dried up taste bitter. Powder is the more concentrated form of the leaves. One need not worry about the preservation of the products if the powder form is consumed. The kratom products are legal and can be bought from herbal or medicinal stores. These can also be ordered online through various websites.