A Brief Overview Of Kratom


There have been mixed feelings about the consumption of Kratom. While scientists say that it can be used as a chronic pain reliever, sedative, and stimulant, other drug agencies argue against its use. There is evidence of the effectiveness of Kratom when used for medical purposes, and research is ongoing to debunk several myths about it. No wonder the use of this drug has been legalized in many countries so far.


kratomKratom is a natural herb, known by its scientific name Mitragyna speciose. It has been described by scientists as a stimulant, sedative, and pain killer. The talk on the various uses of Kratom is not over yet. However, some people have already been healed of opioid withdrawal symptoms using Kratom. This is a clear indication that things can only get better with more research.

Kratom comes in several variations and strains. Each Kratom variant has its own unique uses. For instance, the Red Vein Kratom strain is good for insomniac people. It helps them sleep soundly. The Green Malay Kratom is another variant which is very popular among Kratom users. People like it for its effectiveness in increasing energy levels in the body, enhancing moods and relieving pain.

Dosage of Kratom

You should always adhere to the dosage of whatever strain of Kratom you are taking if you want to enjoy its benefits in full. Kratom can be taken together with most beverages. It can also be processed into capsules that can be taken orally. With most variations, the dosage per intake is 0.5 to 1 gram. You can increase the grams taken per intake but with fine moderation.

The amount of Kratom taken in grams will depend on the overall health status of an individual. You can take as much as 6 grams per intake as long as it does not affect your overall health status. Just like any drug, overdosing or under dosing of Kratom can lead to several side effects. It is also important to note that various strains of Kratom work for different people. You can get help from your doctor to know which strain serves you best.

The use of Kratom with Marijuana and opiates

Marijuana is now legal in most parts of the world, just like Kratom. There is a growing trend of people taking both Kratom and Marijuana together. The combined effect of these two drugs does wonders to the user’s bodies. On a different note, the terms “Kratom High” and “Relaxing High” have been doing rounds on the internet grapevine. Kratom is likened to opiates because most Kratom users feel ‘high’ when they take it. Whether Kratom is similar to opiates or not is a subject that is not clear yet.



Kratom is yet to be understood fully. Scientists are spending sleepless nights to validate its use as a pain reliever, sedative, and stimulant. There are websites that provide updates on the latest developments in Kratom research. Precisely, there are scientists who are working on Kratom’s use as a recreational drug.