Kratom, which is derived from the leaves of the tree Mitragyna Speciosa, is rapidly gaining popularity worldwide as a natural alternative to opium. It is a favorite among those individuals who want to quit without suffering opiate withdrawal symptoms remedy.
Grown in Thailand and elsewhere in Asia, kratom has been used by native cultures for many generations to treat stomach problems, diarrhea, anxiety, pain and many other ailments.
Today, kratom is becoming increasingly popular among Western societies, but understanding related to the same all terms can be difficult, for that reason, in this article, we will explore some of the most common terms and phrases associated with kratom.
Alkaloids are nitrogenous compounds responsible for producing psychoactive effects. Alkaloids work impacting the metabolic systems of the body. Kratom contain about two dozen different alkaloids. These alkaloids are also found in caffeine, nicotine, cocaine, morphine and ephedrine.
Mitragyna – Flower Mitragyna Speciosa
Mitragynine is an asset in the kratom compound. It is believed to be responsible for the effects of kratom, which include sedation, relaxation, excitement and relief from diseases like diarrhea, stomach upset, pain, anxiety and many more.
The 7-hydroxymitragynina accounts for about 2% of the alkaloids present in Kratom, but is considered one of the most powerful components. In fact, it says that the 7-hydroxymitragynina is more potent than morphine but without its euphoric effects.
Crushed Kratom leaves
Kratom leaves are ground until they get a similar consistency to tea. In fact, they are often used to make tea or taken directly mixed with pudding or applesauce. Kratom leaves are slightly less concentrated than the powdered kratom because they contain stems and veins, which have a lower content of alkaloids.
Kratom powder obtained after grinding the leaves into a fine powder. It is quite powerful because the weaker stems and leaf veins are removed from the mixture. Kratom powder sometimes introduce into capsules.
Kratom extract is a variety of more concentrated kratom leaves is done with it. The concentrate kratom has higher levels of alkaloids, which is more potent than other varieties.
Kratom can be placed in capsules to make it easier to swallow. Otherwise, you need to make a tea or mixed with something sweet, like applesauce or yogurt. Each capsule may contain from 500mg to 900mg of kratom powder, depending on the variety and concentration thereof.
It is very common ingesting kratom tea but can say that it tastes quite bitter. Some people mix it with alcohol or sweeteners to mask the flavor. It can also be reduced until this highly concentrated and drunk as a shot.
Some vendors refer to kratom color kratom leaf vein in an attempt to distinguish the different varieties of the same.
The blue lotus is a plant that grows in northern Africa that is often mixed with kratom as it is believed to enhance the sedative properties. It is also said to produce more vivid dreams.
Bali kratom is a strain or variety of native kratom Bali. It is characterized by the dark green leaves, and its analgesic properties and mild sedatives.
Borneo Kratom is a strain or variety of native kratom Borneo. Its leaves are usually red and white veins. Of the latter is said to have stimulating and euphoric properties, while the leaves of red vein serve to promote relaxation and sedation.
Kratom also called Malay is known for its analgesic and euphoric properties. Despite its name, just it is grown in Malaysia and in the region kratom is a controlled substance and therefore cannot be grown legally.
Kratom Maeng Da
Maeng Da Kratom is a strain or variety of kratom grown in Thailand. It is one of the most popular varieties in the western market. It is grown in Indonesia and is the variety with the highest stimulating properties of all varieties of kratom.
Kratom Sumatra is a strain or variety of kratom grown mainly in Sumatra. Its leaves are usually red and white veins. The first is known for its sedative properties, while the latter is known to have stimulant effects.
Thai kratom is a strain or variety of kratom normally grown in Indonesia and in Thailand kratom is a controlled substance. It is known for its stimulant properties, although its effects often have a shorter duration.
Kratom Riau is a strain or variety of kratom grown in the southwestern region of Sumatra. (Interestingly, Riau Province is located on the east coast of Sumatra, far from the area where this variety is grown kratom). Its leaves are red and green veins, which are known for its sedative and relaxing effects. In addition it is much sweeter than other varieties, notoriously bitter.