People have been abusing kratom for many thousands of years. Usually, laborers and farmers of Thailand and Malaysia chewed the leaves of this plant or used to brew them with tea to combat their fatigue, increase their productivity and energy level. Also, it was used as a pain reliever and for strained muscles.
What is kratom?
This is a plant substance generally found in Thailand and many other regions of Southeastern Asian countries. If it is abused then it can produce a “high” effect. In Thailand, kratom is treated as a controlled substance. In the USA, kratom is also listed as a restricted drug by the DEA (Drug Enforcement Administration), however, not as a controlled drug.
Kratom can also be mixed with any caffeinated beverage for creating a drink. This drink has similar effects to alcohol intoxication. In the USA, kratom is however marketed as a supplement, or often sold in head shops as tablet or powder form. Kratom can produce effects right from sex enhancement to relief from pain.
How is kratom consumed?
Let us know how to use kratom as it is derived from certain tree leaves, hence is taken in several ways. Just Kratom is a leader in this industry and they normally sell kratom in powder form.
In Southeast Asia, people used to remove the fresh leaves from the tree to chew them. Even dried leaves were crushed to make a powder that can be swallowed or consumed in the form of tea.
Commercially, people buy it as a powder that can be stirred into any drink. If it is taken with any citrus fruit juice then its effect can take place faster. Another way of taking it is by taking a spoonful of powder and put it in your mouth and then wash with water or any juice. Another simpler method is by taking a kratom capsule.
Kratom tea is also becoming quite popular in the countries like USA, Canada and they too often try to consume kratom similarly as people in South Asian countries prefer to consume.
Generally, it has been seen that its powdered forms if taken with tea, then the effects found to be a little more stimulating. It is also generally believed that if any of the tea is taken in the kratom version then the pain-relieving effects of this herb tend to get somewhat reduced.
However, the mood-boosting, as well as euphoric effects, may get increased, especially when the tea will be taken when your stomach is empty. For those who want to get the sedative effects by taking kratom, then its powdered version will often be preferred.
To sum up, we can say that kratom powder form will be fine, and you must prefer a loose powder, which is generally available in green color. However, depending on its strain, you can also prefer to select either red or even orange color kratom.
Many people also feel comfortable taking kratom in capsule version. Such compressed tablets of kratoms can also be consumed as tea.