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    Eating / swallowing dried Mitragyna speciosa Kratom leaves and Kratom leaf powder

    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 then gulping down the glass of water followed by another one. Mitragyna speciosa Kratom...
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    Mitragyna speciosa Kratom tea and Kratom leaves infusions

    In South-East Asia Mitragyna speciosa Kratom leaf is also often made into a tea. This has also become, by far, the most common and popular method using Kratom outside of Asia. Mitragyna speciosa Kratom leaves are usually boiled, strained and drunk. Some people like to mix Kratom tea with some...
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    Chewing Mitragyna speciosa Kratom leaves

    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 prevent nausea. This method of using Kratom is by far the most common, but is also...
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    How does one prepare and use Mitragyna speciosa Kratom ?

    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...
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    Recreational use of Mitragyna speciosa Kratom as a relaxant

    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...
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    Use of Mitragyna speciosa Kratom as an immuno-stimulant, immune system booster

    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...
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    Use of Mitragyna speciosa Kratom for sexual enhancement and sensual exploration

    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...
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    Use of Mitragyna speciosa Kratom as an opiate substitute and for opiate detoxification

    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...
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    ”Fake Kratom”

    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 "mellow gold", which was one of the first imports of what was thought to be Mitragyna...
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    Mitragyna speciosa Kratom botany

    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 Mitragyna speciosa Kratom is as follows: Division: Magnoliophyta Class: Magnoliopsida Order...
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    Opioid receptors delta & μ (Kratom)

    Opioid receptors are a group of G-protein coupled receptors that have opioids as ligands: a substance that is able to bind to and form a complex with a biomolecule, in order to serve a biological purpose. The opioid receptors are mainly found in the Central Nervous System (C.N.S.) and the...
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    Opiate (Kratom)

    The term “opiates” refers to the narcotic alkaloids extracted from opium poppy (Papaver somniferum ) pods and latex, and sometimes to their semi-synthetic counterparts. These alkaloid’s narcotic activity comes from their binding to the brain and gastro-intestinal opioid receptors ( codeine...
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    Kratom: a sedative-hypnotic

    The term “sedative”, or “sedative-hypnotic” refers to a class of substances that depress the central nervous system (C.N.S.), which induces a state of calmness, relaxation, reduction of anxiety, sleepiness, and slowed breathing. Sedative-hypnotics may be also be referred to as tranquilizers...
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    Kratom: a narcotic

    The term “narcotic” is based on the Greek word “narcosis”, the term used by Hippocrates for the process of benumbing, benumbed or sedated state. A “narcotic” substance refers to agents that benumb or deaden, and by metaphorical extension those that cause loss of feelings, or sedation...
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    The stimulant level of Mitragyna speciosa Kratom

    At low doses, Mitragyna speciosa Kratom is stimulating, the more sedating effects being brought about by more opioid receptors binding as the dose range moves up. If this stimulant level of Kratom is very much related to the dose taken, it is also usually present to some extent at the beginning...
  16. What is Mitragyna speciosa Kratom ?

    What is Mitragyna speciosa Kratom ?

    Kratom is the vernacular name given to a tree, Mitragyna speciosa indigenous to Southeast Asia (Thailand, Malaysia, Myanmar, Indonesia, P.N.G. and elsewhere) as well as to the psychoactive preparations made from the tree’s harvested leaves. While the name Kratom is now the most well known, the...
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    Context and traditional uses of Mitragyna speciosa Kratom

    The Mitragyna speciosa Kratom tree grows naturally throughout Southeast Asia, yet little is known of its traditional consumption outside of Thailand, Malaysia, Myanmar/Burma, countries which have mentioned Kratom use in official documents and studies. This is mainly due to the fact that Kratom...
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