Modern or potential uses of Kratom

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 dynamic community of users and researchers of psychoactive substances. Mitragyna speciosa Kratom is now known and sold around the world for its pleasant and relaxing effects, mainly via online vendors. Through its previously described action on the delta opioid receptors, similar to that...
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 studied thoroughly, but traditional medical use of Mitragyna speciosa Kratom leaves, with claims that Kratom can help cope with small infections and even reduce chances of developing serious illness, make it a promising plant to study for similar medical applications in the future.
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 reputation of being a sexual enhancer, which seems logical, since Kratom is also a stimulant, used for physical labour. Sexual drive and general tactile stimulation, nerve endings, are enhanced, especially during the stimulant phase or level. Kratom’s analgesic and sedative effects also reduce...
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, especially if its partial binding action on μ opioid receptors is confirmed by further research. The main advantage would be avoiding the replacement of an addiction by another, as this is often the case in opiate addiction treatment. The idea is not really new, since Mitragyna speciosa Kratom...
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 isolated from its specific psycho-physiologically active constituents. Mitragyna speciosa Kratom is traditionally used as medicine South-East Asia, mostly for its pain killing properties, anti-diarrhoeal action (due to Kratom’s antinociception and inhibition of gastrointestinal transit...
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