Kratom is a tree grown in Thailand, Indonesia, and surrounding South East Asia Countries. In other words a botanic. Mitragyna speciosa (M.speciosa) is its scientific name. It’s from the same family as the coffee tree! This perplexing botanic’s photochemical compounds are both energizing as well as relaxing. The understanding of its phytochemical compounds are still evolving as well as being studied. In addition, the leaves have been advantaged for thousands of years by people all over the world.
Kratom is still being wrongly mis-categorized as a “synthetic”, a “research chemical”, or worse a “designer drug.” It is absolutely none of these; In fact, kratom is 100% a natural plant that has been used safely for thousands of years. There is also a growing body of clinical studies that outline Kratom’s potential life-saving medicinal properties. Incorrectly grouping Kratom with dangerous synthetics and placing it into the “Schedule 1” category will prevent any further research on understanding potential medical benefits this plant has already demonstrated as well as already been published
There are several different types of kratom on the market: leaves, powder and extract. Dried leaves are the most common form of kratom. Kratom powder usually consists of powdered leaves and is a bit stronger. Extract is a sticky substance that is left after lengthy boiling and straining of leaves and is stronger than plain leaves. The quality of the leaves is the most important factor in the potency of kratom. On the internet you will find what is called ‘commercial leaves’, meaning that these are a blend of leaves of different quality. These are quite suitable for making your own extract. You will also find selected, high quality leaves or powder. These are usually more expensive, but you will need less.
Kratom can be chewed, smoked or made as tea. This last method is the most pleasant. Put 5-10 grams of crushed leaves in hot water and let it infuse for a while. Add tea and sugar or honey, if you wish. When using extract, take half of the amounts. It is also possible to make your own extract from leaves that can be stored for later use. See our Preparation page for recipes and tips.
To our knowledge kratom is completely legal in Europe and in the USA. Only a small number of countries have prohibited kratom. See the Legality page for an up-to-date list on the legal status of kratom.
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