Things Will Change The Way You Approach Kratom
Because kratom isn't FDA tested or approved, kratom can only just be sold in the United States for burning as incense - it will burn quite nicely, with smells similar to a crisp fall day. I cannot condone the ingestion of kratom or kratom tea, but for individuals 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 incredible 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 that is native to Southeast Asia. The kratom tree is in the exact same botanical family as the coffee tree. This has been used as a healing & recreational herbal drug for a large number of years, and offers 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 considered not as addictive. In-fact, sometimes kratom is employed as an effective way to lessen opiate addiction withdrawal symptoms. If you will utilize it for pain alleviation, however, please be cautious and treat it with respect.
After 2 back surgeries and years of occasional, yet severe discomfort, I've come to understand that I wanted 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 is an all-natural solutions that actually works for me. Frankly, I'm uncertain if it actually dulls the rear pain, or if it makes me just not worry about it (because, frankly, it provides really wonderful opiate-like buzz that feels just GREAT!). I suppose it certainly doesn't matter; I occasionally use kratom, I feel better... period. Life is good!
Now, there are some who actually benefit from the age-old ritual of boiling-dipping-stirring-straining-repeating, in order to make an order of kratom tea. Indeed, some also savor the alkaline-bitter, green-grass taste of kratom tea... but personally, I don't care-for either. Don't misunderstand me, I enjoy 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 ingredient that makes kratom so special, just turns my stomach. Kratom tea preparation isn't ritualistic for me personally, but rather a required evil, a genuine pain-in-the-butt chore that needs to be accomplished in order to enjoy the advantages of the leaf.
I've learned that utilizing 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 creates really great kratom tea. I'd stay-away from the automatic, plug-in coffee or tea makers, because it is in addition crucial to brew your kratom tea much longer than the conventional automatic coffee percolator cycle. I enjoy my clear glass percolator for kratom brewing, to ensure that I will watch the tea darken as I go. Find a dependable source of kratom... remember, kratom is generally sold as incense. Personally, I feel it's better to stay-away from extracts and adulterated "enhanced" mixtures - I stick to standard, all-natural kratom leaves.
Half-ounce of crushed-leaf kratom. Some use powdered kratom, but I personally don't want it, since it produces a dull kratom tea. - 2 Litres of water (for two 1 liter brewing cycles). - OPTIONAL, Lemon Juice (see amount below) - A stovetop percolator. - Another container - like a 2 qt. pitcher, to mix both brew cycles together.