Kratom is a tree found in the tropical region. The leaves of this tree are used as recreational drugs or medicine. It is found in Malaysia, Indonesia, Thailand and Papua New Guinea. The leaves of Mitragyna speciosa is used as a natural painkiller. Doctors believe that there are many substances in the leaves of a Kratom which attach itself to the few parts of a nerve cell as an opioid painkiller and affect your brain. The leaves from the trees are often dried in the sun and then ground into a fine powder, except from that nowadays it is also consumed as capsules, smoke like cigars. Previously Kratom was consumed with brewing in tea, or adding in any cooking dish or by chewing the leaves.
There is no 1 kind of Kratom, if you search for it and want to buy kratom, you can find various different forms of Kratom. All have pain relief property in it. As a medicine Kratom can solve many of the problems, such as:
- High blood pressure
However, many doctors have warned people about consuming Kratom, as it can be harmful for your body. In 2016, the U.S Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) had proposed to ban Kratom on a federal level. But the ban has been postponed as few of the people proposed to provide scientists more time to examine and study Kratom.
Although taking Kratom frequently in a low dose is not harmful. It can stimulate more energy in you. But if taken in high dose it can make you sleepy or hallucinating things. There are many side effects of taking Kratom, such as:
- Liver damage
- Loss of appetite
- Dry mouth
- Muscle tremor
- Increased urination
There are mainly 3 kinds of Kratoms. They have different properties along with they come from different trees. These are:
- White Vein Kratom
White Kratom has an acquired taste, which is different from others. The intensity of White Vein Kratom makes it hard to like by the beginners. This type of Kratom is harvested when the trees are young and veins are white. To produce the Kratom powder, the leaves are dried completely indoors without any sunlight. It has mild stimulant effect, if consumed in low quality it can increase energy level and alertness.
- Red Vein Kratom
Red Vein Kratom is the most popular one. It is best used for its sedative effect and pain relief. It uses a lot of sunlight to dry the leaves properly. Red Kratom has a mild sedative effect, which helps the users to remain calm.
- Green Vein Kratom
It is the middle option between red and white vein kratom. It offers a stimulant effect just like the white vein Kratom. This type is harvested when the Kratom tree has started to mature. At first the leaves are dried indoors in an air conditioned room after that it is transferred to sunlight to finish the process of drying. It has a more subtle effect than the white vein Kratom. It provides the mild energy boost along with better mental clarity to focus on tasks.