Kratom news, what is kratom?

Kratom biological name is MitragynaSpeciosa and it is a tropical evergreen tree which is from Southeast Asia. It is native to the country Thailand, Malaysia, Indonesia, and New Guinea. Kratom is the name which is popularly known in Thailand.  The leaves of this tree are often consumed by chewing, or by drying and smoking, putting it into a capsule form, tablets or by boiling it along with tea. Its effect is unique when taken in lower dosage it acts like it works as depressant and effect are euphoric when taken in higher dosage. It is used for the treatment of pain, help prevent from narcotics and heroin and for mental stimulation.

Traditionally it is used by workers in Southeast Asia to increase energy, stamina and limit the fatigue. Some countries in Southeast Asia now ban the use of Kratom. In the country like the US, this product kratom news is known as the herbal product and has been used as an alternative agent for muscles pain relief, diarrhea and for the treatment of addiction and withdrawal.

There are more than 20 alkaloids in kratom have been identified in the laboratory including those ones which are responsible for the pain-relieving action. It is structurally similar to Yohimbine and is responsible for an effect of an addiction.

Due to its opioid-like action, it has been used for the treatment of pain and withdrawal but if you see structurally it is not as same as morphine or codeine.  Most of the psychoactive effects of Kratom have developed from anecdotal and case report. It has an unusual action for producing both stimulant effect at a lower dose and depressant side effects at higher doses. Stimulant effects evidently an increased alertness, boosted physical energy, talkativeness, and more social behavior. At higher doses, the depressant effect is predominant.

Effect os the dose occurs very rapidly on the human body, studies say it starts within 10 minutes after consumption and lasting from one to five hours. Other uses include :

  • Anti-inflammatory
  • To lower fever
  • Cough suppressant
  • To lower blood pressure
  • Local anesthesia
  • To lower blood sugar
  • Antidiarrheal

It also promotes to enhance sexual function. But the major drawback is there are no medical studies clinically done to prove.

Kratom also has some side effect which includes irritability, anxiety, craving, yawning, running nose, stomach cramps, sweating and diarrhea.

Doses at the lower end of the range, roughly between 1 to 5 grams of the leaves, are said to produce mild stimulant effect or anxiety, while the higher doses that are about 5 to 15 gram produces euphoric effects. Doses kratom news that exceed 15 gram can lead to the state of excessive sedation and coma. Effects can vary from person to person and a reaction from low or high dose may not be same for all the people. With patients, the dosage may vary.

Some people use the kratom for recreational use, others for pain relief. But should be kept in mind at a higher dose it is fatal and can affect negatively.