Uses and Safety of Kratom

August 01, 2015 Articles

Uses and Safety of Kratom

Kratom’s scientific name is Mitragyna speciose, which is a tree natively grown in Thailand. It is believed to have medicinal properties, and the raw leaves were traditionally chewed by the local people in Thailand, particularly within the southern peninsula.

Initially, the safety of Kratom was used to be consumed by workers who were in laborious professions so as to stave off fatigue while enhancing the mood and treating pain at the same time.

Traditional Uses

The traditional uses of Kratom include as an anti-diarrheal and premature ejaculation in treating coitus. In the southern Thailand, it was considered as part and parcel of their culture for several years as perceived in agriculture and their cultural performances.

Kratom chewers in the region usually start at the age of 25, while most of them continue the leaves throughout their lives. The average Kratom leaf weighs about 2 grams, and many local folks consume from 10 to 60 leaves on a daily basis, hence, it was common and part of their tradition. About 70% of the male population in that region consumes safety of Kratom leaves per day.Kratom-Traditional Uses

Behaviour versus Effects

The pharmacological effects of the drug have yet to be tested thoroughly on humans, while its metabolic half-life, protein elimination and protein binding characteristics are still unknown.

Prolonged Kratom Use Effects

Apparently, there are known side effects to those who use Kratom for an extended period. That include weight loss, loss of appetite, constipation, delayed ejaculation, and the darkening of the face skin colour as well as bowel obstruction.

Long-time users also report withdrawal symptoms such as a runny nose, irritability, and diarrhea. However, Kratom withdrawal is only mild and short-lived, and could be treated with loper-amide and dihydro-codeine.

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