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 aspect, these preparations’ aim is to help mask or diminish the taste and bitterness of Kratom, which some users find unpalatable.
Dealing with Mitragyna speciosa Kratom related nausea: a traditional way of dealing with nausea, which can also be applied to the consumption of other plants and ethnobotanicals, is to consume ginger as soon as one feels nauseous. An effective ginger tea can be made from fresh peeled and diced ginger root or from powdered ginger. In general, consuming 1.5 grams of powdered ginger has been found to help most people overcome nausea very effectively.
What follows are a few guideline and ideas of preparing Mitragyna speciosa Kratom, ranging from the most simple to more complex and experimental recipes.
Preparing Kratom depends on the type of Mitragyna speciosa Kratom one has.
Fresh leaves should be chewed, after stripping the main vein, or brewed into tea, or a concentrated infusion.
Dried Kratom leaves should be made into a tea or concentrated tea, or mashed into powder, which can be swallowed, eaten, cooked with, put in gelcaps, or brewed into tea or alcohol tinctures. Dried Mitragyna speciosa Kratom leaves can also be chewed but this is very bitter and not recommended.
Smoking plain Kratom leaves is generally said to be quite ineffective and therefore potentially wasteful, yet vaporising Kratom, especially extracts, is quite promising. While this method of administration is less popular and not popular in its traditional setting, some users have reported interesting effects from concentrated resinous extracts, using techniques similar to that of opium smoking, vaporising Kratom rather than exposing the resin to a direct flame.
Most Mitragyna speciosa Kratom smoking experiences also combined Kratom oral consumption (drinking) and Kratom smoking, which seems to enhance the experience, the different administration routes maybe highlighting different and synergetic effects. This probably depends on the nature of the extracts, and concentrations used
Resinous Mitragyna speciosa Kratom extracts can be eaten directly, but it is more recommended to dissolve them in hot water and drink, as absorption is then quicker.