What is kratom?
Kratom is a tree native to Southeast Asia (Thailand, Malaysia, Myanmar, and elsewhere). Its botanical name is Mitragyna speciosa. Kratom is in the same family as the coffee tree (Rubiaceae). The kratom leaves were used as a drug for an incredible number of years by the peoples of Southeast Asia. It is used as a stimulant (in low doses), as a sedative (in high doses), as a recreational drug as a painkiller, to fight against diarrhoea or against addiction to opium.
How did he take?
Thailand is usually chewed fresh kratom leaves (after removing the central vein of the leaf). Dried leaves can also be eaten, but since they are quite ‘hard’ is preferred to a powder. Dried leaves are often taken in tea, filtered and then it is drunk. You can also smoke kratom but it has no advantage over the method or is chewed or when taken in tea. In addition, the dose you need smoking is too important to be smoked easily. A pasty extract can be prepared by boiling leaves (either dry or fresh). This can then be stored for later use. Small capsules of this paste can be then used as a tea. People love to add to their kratom tea to give it taste better, they can also add honey or sugar. Find out more kratom recipe here http://thekratommag.com/
How to make a kratom tea?
Follow this recipe to make your tea:
- Take 50g of dried kratom leaves, crush them, put them in a container and add 1l of water. 2. Make boil gently for 15min 3. Strain the liquid and pour it into another container. (Although compress the leaves to get the much liquid as possible) 4. Repeat the leaves and repeat phase 1, 2 and 3 5. Mix the two liquids together and doing obtained boil the mixture until it has descended 100ml
This preparation can, of course, be adjusted by using more water and more leaves. Tea can easily be stored in the refrigerator for a period of 5 days. It’s probably OK to leave it for longer but it is better to be sure of its freshness and do not wait any longer. It can be stored for several months if you add alcohol to tea. Add 10% alcohol will allow its conservation for many months. Add them alcohol as Vodka, Whisky, and Rum etc…
If the tea is made with 50 g of leaves, the dosage will vary from one-tenth to a slight effect. 1/2 for average effects or any tea for strong effects.
What are the effects?
Kratom is a unique drug (not always) since a small dose will have an effect rather than stimulating and high doses have a sedative effect. This is due to the alkaloids of the plant (Mitragynine) that have both stimulating effects and sedative effects. Which predominates actually depends on the blood and differences between users.
The kratom stimulating effect: When this effects our mind is more attentive, more physical energy and times of sexual energy. The ability to make things challenging enough is increased. You are kinder, more you talk to people. Some people find this more annoying than pleasant effect.
The sedative effect: At this level, you will be less sensitive to the physical or emotional pain, you will be quiet, you will feel good and you can go into a dream state. You can experience some itching or sweating. Your pupils will be tightened (very small). It is possible that it gives you nausea, but if you lie, nausea should disappear. Enjoy even more music. This will be pleasing to bed in a rather dark room, close your eyes and listen to your favourite music. If you do that you will leave a half in the dream world, one foot in reality and one foot in the dream.
This state was used in the 19th century by some poets or writers who do not know the Kratom, opium used to arrive at the same stage. The effects of kratom last about 6 hours. The more you take, the more the effects will be stronger and it will last longer.
What are the risks?
If kratom is chewed or made tea (without being mix with other drugs) the greatest risk of falling asleep during a dangerous task. Never drive while under kratom even if you feel great (stimulated by kratom) for sleep could come without warning. Use common sense. Do not climb a ladder, do not use dangerous machinery, and do not let something on fire. Pregnant women should not take any drugs unless they are prescribed by a doctor. As there is not really been any study on kratom and pregnant women, we do not know if it can cause death or other effects on the baby.