Because kratom isn’t FDA tested or approved, kratom can only be sold in america for burning as incense – it can burn quite nicely, with smells reminiscent of a crisp fall day. malaysian kratom capsules I cannot condone the ingestion of kratom or kratom tea, but for those who are looking for an all-natural, effective, legal means of attenuating chronic pain – say from Lyme Disease or spinal cord issues, Kratom is an amazing leaf, and may offer the relief you seek.
Kratom may be the dried and crushed (or powdered) leaves from the species Mitragyna speciosa, a tree which is native to Southeast Asia. The kratom tree is in the same botanical family as the coffee tree. It’s been used as a medicinal & recreational herbal drug for a large number of years, and will be offering stimulant (at low doses), sedative (at higher doses), analgesic, and (yes) euphoric, opiate-like properties. Kratom contains similar alkaloids as the pharmaceutical, synthetic opiates, but is reported to be much less addictive. In-fact, sometimes kratom is used as a means to lessen opiate addiction withdrawal symptoms. If you are going to utilize it for treatment, however, please be cautious and treat it with respect.
After 2 back surgeries and years of occasional, yet severe discomfort, I’ve come to recognize that I needed a non-addictive means of controlling the spells of severe back pain that creep-up from time-to-time; kratom fits that bill perfectly. Kratom can be an all-natural solutions that really works for me personally. Frankly, I’m not sure if it actually dulls the trunk pain, or whether it makes me just not value it (because, frankly, it offers a really wonderful opiate-like buzz that feels just GREAT!). I assume it really doesn’t matter; I occasionally use kratom, Personally i think better… period. Life is good!
Now, there are best kratom powder several who actually benefit from the age-old ritual of boiling-dipping-stirring-straining-repeating, in order to make a batch of kratom tea. Indeed, some also savor the alkaline-bitter, green-grass taste of kratom tea… but personally, I don’t care-for either. Do not get me wrong, I really like the smell of fresh kratom leaves & powder, and I love the pain-relieving and attitude-altering effects of kratom, but that bitter alkali taste – the very ingredient which makes kratom so special, just turns my stomach. Kratom tea preparation isn’t ritualistic for me personally, but instead a required evil, a real pain-in-the-butt chore that needs to be accomplished in order to enjoy the benefits of the leaf.
BREWING THE BREW: I’ve found that using an old-school coffee percolator takes the pain out of brewing kratom tea. I purchased an old glass Pyrex 8-cup percolator on eBay for 15 dollars, and it makes excellent kratom tea. I’d stay-away from the automatic, plug-in coffee or tea makers, because you’ll want to brew your kratom tea much longer compared to the typical automatic coffee percolator cycle. I like my clear glass percolator for kratom brewing, so that I can watch the tea darken when i go. Find a reliable source of kratom… remember, kratom is usually sold as incense. Personally, Personally i think it’s best to stay-away from extracts and adulterated “enhanced” mixtures – I stick to standard, all-natural kratom leaves.
Here’s my simple brew technique, you’ll need: – Half-ounce of crushed-leaf kratom. Some use powdered kratom, but Personally, i don’t like it, because it makes for a muddy kratom tea. – 2 Litres of water (for two 1 liter brewing cycles). – OPTIONAL, Lemon Juice (see amount below) – A stovetop percolator. – Another container – such as a 2 qt. pitcher, to mix both brew cycles together
LET’S GET STARTED!
1- Place the kratom into the percolator basket, and pour B2B Mailing List 1 liter of water through the basket and into the percolator before placing the upper strainer on, to dampen the kratom leaves. I then like to make sure that the kratom is evenly distributed in the basket after pouring. Some think that adding up to 25-percent lemon juice with the water supports extracting the alkaloids from the kratom leaf – this is the judgment call that only you can create.
2- Once the water heats-up & starts to percolate, start the clock – and let your kratom tea brew for at-least a quarter-hour… 20-25 minutes is more to my taste. Keep as low a flame as you possibly can, a really hard boil produces terrible-tasting kratom tea!
3- After the 1st brew, leave the kratom in the basket (it is possible to press them with a tablespoon if you like, to extract more liquid, but it’s not necessary), pour your brew right into a 2-quart container, then pour the 2nd liter of pure water (or lemon-water) through the kratom filled basket and brew it also, similar to the 1st. brew… again, quarter-hour or more.
4- You’ll notice that the 2nd brew cycle produces a lighter tea, because you’ve extracted all of the good stuff from the kratom leaves, thereby exhausting them.
5- Once finished I discard the leaves (some people eat them – YUCK!), I then mix the two 2 brews together in the 2-quart container to cool. Some boil the mixture down farther, to generate a stronger tea… I don’t.
6- After some cooling, I pour the kratom tea into cleaned-out plastic iced tea bottles, refrigerate what I’ll used in a few days, and freeze the others. Refrigerated kratom tea will only last about 5 days, frozen tea will last months.
MASKING THE FLAVOR: WHEN I mentioned previously, I hate the taste of kratom tea. While I’ve never been able to totally mask the bitter flaver and aftertaste of kratom tea, I’ve found a half-teaspoon of a commercial flavoring extract per 16 ounces of tea will really help. My favorites are raspberry & peach, but spearmint & peppermint also work quite well. I also add 2 teaspoons of sugar, Splenda or Stevia. I drink my tea cold (iced tea), and usually with a straw, because I don’t like that mouth-numbing sensation, and the straw helps bypass the old tastebuds.
OTHER OPTIONS OUT THERE: I’m a large fan of capsules… because there’s almost no tastes at all. “Toss-N-Wash” is another option… place a teaspoon (or tablespoon) of kratom toward the trunk of the throat, and quickly wash it down with a liquid – a large swallow. I take advantage of orange juice, but others declare that there’s actually benefit in using grapefruit juice – a a reaction to the acids in grapefruit juice.
Believe it or not, “toss-n-wash” will often leave less aftertaste then tea, however the big problem with toss-n-wash is that occasionally, the kratom gets “stuck” in the throat – which is not just a pleasant experience! I haven’t tried “tossing-n-washing” anything apart from powdered kratom – I can’t imagine attempting to swallow crush-leaf kratom!
So there you have it… an “easier, gentler’ approach to kratom use. I certainly hope that my experiences and observations with this amazing ethnobotanical will help you among others gain the beneficial ramifications of kratom. Again, please use kratom responsibly. Don’t drive while under it’s effects, make sure to give yourself the time needed to enjoy kratoms’ benefits; count-on the consequences of kratom to last over 4 hours, and be sure that you are in a safe, relaxing environment before using kratom.