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This is a very simple and efficient way of consuming Mitragyna speciosa Kratom. The simplest way would be the “toss and wash”, placing the Kratom leaf or Kratom leaf powder in a glass of water, stirring and...
A paste-like concentrated Kratom extract can be prepared by boiling of a quantity of fresh or dried Mitragyna speciosa Kratom leaves, which is then lengthily evaporated by boiling down, until the liquid is...
In South-East Asia, and Thailand in particular, Mitragyna speciosa Kratom is most often chewed fresh, in whole leaf form, usually after removing the leaves’ central vein, which helps chewing and is said to...
There are multiple ways to prepare Mitragyna speciosa Kratom, from making a simple tea with the leaves, leaf powder or extract, to more complex preparations, such as “Kratom cooking”. More than the novelty...
Relatively unknown outside South-east Asia until recent times, the increased circulation of information and open medias such as the Internet, has allowed Mitragyna speciosa Kratom to be introduced to the...
Mitragyna speciosa Kratom shares some pharmacological properties with Uncaria tomentosa or (uña de gato/cat’s claw), a plant well known for its positive effects on the immune system. This has not been...
Finding a positive balance between Mitragyna speciosa Kratom use and sex is somewhat delicate, and very much dose related. In its traditional context of use, Mitragyna speciosa Kratom does have the...
Due to its mode of action, Mitragyna speciosa Kratom could become a potential alternative to methadone, which is now commonly used in the detoxification process from opiates and opioids addiction,...
Mitragyna speciosa leaves, with their complex and rich chemical makeup, could easily have various practical applications in modern medicine, or become source of new and useful chemicals, which could be...
The term Kratom refers to the Mitragyna speciosa tree, but also mainly to this tree’s leaves when used as a psychoactive or medicine, and their derived products such as crude extracts. The most common...
With the development of Kratom trade, some Kratom “strains” or denominations have become common. These strain names were created or chosen according to a wide range of factors, such as actual geography /...
The Internet fuelled a globalisation of Kratom’s availability, and has also lead to some mistakes or even abuse by vendors. Fake Kratom is said to have been widely sold in the past, notably under the name...
The following common forms and preparations of “true” Mitragyna speciosa Kratom can be distinguished: Leaf form Kratom Traditional Kratom users of Thailand and Malaysia distinguish between different types...
The vernacular term Kratom refers to the Mitragyna speciosa var. Korthals tree and the products derived from its leaves, which concentrate the plant’s active principles. The botanical classification of...
Recently Mitragyna speciosa Kratom has been successfully cultivated outside of its traditional / indigenous growing area, from seeds then, more frequently, from cuttings. Growing Mitragyna speciosa Kratom...
Mitragyna speciosa Kratom is most commonly classified as a “non-opioid narcotic”, yet this classification only partially reflects the effects of Kratom, which also has notable stimulant effects. Through...
The Mitragyna species are very rich in active compounds, and over 40 alkaloids have already been isolated in the leaves of its various species. Mitragyna speciosavar. Korthals has over 25 reported active...
Mitragynine is an indole alkaloid with the molecular formula C23H30N2O4. It is the most abundant active alkaloid in the plant Kratom plant Mitragyna speciosa, and was therefore first thought to be...
Mitragynine was once thought to be Mitragyna speciosa Kratom’s main active ingredient, yet more recently it has been found that the main active constituent is in fact more likely to be the potent 7-hydroxy...
Most of the alkaloids identified in Mitragyna speciosa Kratom are Yohimbe-type indoles and oxindoles. The most abundant alkaloids consist of three indoles and two oxindoles, and some indoles such as...
This level has been compared to the effects of a mild opiate, such as codeine or a less complex poppy-tea. At this Kratom dosage, one is less sensitive to stress, physical or emotional pain, pretty much on...
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