The recent book published in 2019 explains the health benefits of kratom .The use of Kratom in Southeast Asia has been documented back for at least 127 years and kratom is described both a stimulant effect for use in hard day labor when fresh leaves are chewed and an analgesic and relaxing effect if brewed into a tea. Kratom also serves as a substitute and craving reduction strategy for opium that was widely used in Malaysia and Thailand from the 1840s to the 1930s.

Kratom users in the Western world are using the leaf extract and its varied formulations for a range of health reasons that primarily relate to chronic pain, mood disorders, or alleviating the withdrawal symptoms of a prescription or illicit drug dependency. Although the number of maeng da Kratom users in the United States remains vague, the estimate ranges from 3 to 5 million based on survey data and membership information provided by the American Kratom Association.

This 2020 review provides a more truthful more current perspective on the use pattern and impact of red borneo Kratom powder use on the individual and society. The health implications of Kratom use are discussed both from the use as a traditional herb and natural supplement as well as a potential future medicine, either as a pure drug or complex natural kratom extract The first reported use of borneo Kratom in the scientific literature dates back to 1839 when it was noted that the leaves of the tree were used by farmers in Malaysa as a substitute for opium. In addition, other reported observations documented the traditional use of Kratom leaves and its preparations as a wound cream, for fever, and for mitigating the withdrawal symptoms from opioids and later heroin. Its traditional use has not been correctly dated and has likely been part of the social fabric for hundreds of years given that the kratom tree grows indigenously throughout Malaysia, Thailand, and Indonesia. Its use by farm workers on kratom farms in Malaysia and Thailand has been primarily for two broad applications: as a stimulant to increase work efficiency, endurance, and tolerance to hot and humid climate conditions for manual laborers and as a natural medical remedy for a range of symptoms. The latter practice as a traditional medicine and home remedy primarily uses fresh kratom powder or dried leaf material to prepare a tea by brewing the leaves and ingesting it as a beverage either hot or cold. In this form, the effects have been primarily described as analgesic, relaxing, anti-diarrheal, antipyretic, and anti-diabetic. Far less common is smoking of the dried leaf although it is occasionally reported in Malaysia and associated with a relaxing effect. The latest news about kratom is usually written by the experts. Learn more about home remedies for opiate addiction and find resources for recovery at universal recovery. Those students in natural or holistic practitioner degree programs should be learning the benefits of kratom in some class. If not, you are missing a good tool

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