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It’s not unlikely that you’ve never heard of kratom before. While it is an anciently used herb, it has only recently started to make waves in the West. Kratom is a naturally growing evergreen tree most prominently found in Southeast Asia. It has been a revered herb for it being used for both its stimulating and sedating qualities. Mainly found in central and south of Thailand, Malaysia, Indonesia, Myanmar, and elsewhere in the Pacific, kratom has been used for medicinal and recreational purposes for many years.

All strains of kratom contain the same alkaloids, however the region in which it is grown and the dosage taken will often change the effects felt. Traditionally kratom was taken to numb aches and pains, soothe fevers and treat diarrhea. It was also used by fieldworkers for energy to endure long hours in the sun. It was often chewed in raw form, sometimes coated with sweetening ‘masks’ to cut the bitterness. The current use isn’t that far off. It still has been reported for aiding in alleviating aches and pains, and some people claim that it has helped them wean off opiate addictions. People have reported a better, more regular energy throughout their day with kratom, and others have reported that it has helped with forms of depression and anxiety. Overall, kratom has been known for positively affecting people, both in ancient practices and modern consumption.

Kratom customers have reported kratom supporting with:

  • Headaches
  • Migraines
  • Back aches and pains
  • Multiple Sclerosis
  • Arthritis
  • Strained Muscles
  • Scoliosis
  • Chest Pain
  • Opioid addiction withdrawal

Medicinal effects of kratom include, but are not limited to reportedly:

  • Helping to reduce occasional urges for addiction pursuits
  • Relieving minor aches
  • Maintaining energy
  • Regulating mood
  • May aid in relaxation or in reducing tension
  • Supporting the immune system

Strains that have been reported to relieve minor aches or soreness associated with conditions such as muscle fatigue are:

  • Red Dragon
  • White Vein Borneo
  • Superior Maeng-Da

Strains that have reportedly helped to reduce occasional urges for addiction pursuits are:

  • Bali Kratom
  • White Vein Borneo
  • Superior Maeng-Da

Some countries have criminalized the use of kratom. It is legal in the United States, though is considered a ‘drug of concern’. Some states have banned the plant in certain forms, however it isn’t federally controlled. The most common form of kratom is found in powdered form. It can be taken dry, though tends to be too bitter for many people’s tastes. Alternatively, it can be mixed in with water to make a tea or blended into smoothies. Kratom is said to be completely safe to take, however it is always best to start out new herbs in small doses.

If you have any questions or concerns about kratom, contact us at Green Hippo! We’d love to help you find the right strain and dosage for you and talk you through the process of kratom. We use only the finest, most organic form of kratom at Green Hippo. Fill out our contact form and we’ll get back to you as soon as possible.