Kratom is in the same family as the coffee tree (Rubiaceae). Kratom leaves have been used as a medicinal herbal time immemorial by peoples of Southeast Asia. It is used in folk medicine as a stimulant (low dose), sedatives (high dose), recreational drugs, analgesic, diarrhea medicine and the treatment of opiate addiction. Many people report that kratom is an effective treatment for arthritis, restless leg syndrome (RLS), and fibromyalgia.
In their home region kratom leaves they are often chewed fresh (usually after vein removal plant fibrous). Dried leaves can also be chewed, but since they are a bit tough, most people prefer to crush them or dust them so they can be easily swallowed. kratom powder can be mixed with water and then drunk. This method is quick and easy. It can also be mixed with other liquids such as fruit juices, milk or kefir. Chocolate milk works especially well to mask the taste. kratom powder can also be converted into a paste that can be easily swallowed with water. The powder can also be mixed with yogurt or applesauce. It can also be put in capsules. kratom leaves are often made into a tea that is strained and then drunk.
Kratom can be smoked, but doing so is not practical because of the amount of leaf that constitutes a typical dose is too much to be smoked easily. A resin extract as can be prepared by evaporating water kratom tea. This can be stored for later use. Small pellets of this extract can be swallowed, or it can be dissolved in hot water and consumed as a tea. Some people like to mix kratom tea with ordinary black tea, or other herbal teas, before consumption. This is done to make it more pleasing to the palate. Sugar or honey can be added to sweeten.
There are a number of online merchants in countries where it is legal, which provide Kratom for sale such as Kratom leaves, extracts, or both. But beware misleading labels and marketing hype. It is important to find a trusted source. There have been problems with some sellers of fake “kratom” (fake other herbs such as kratom) or adulterate kratom with other herbs and / or chemicals.
The same general preparation method, of course, can be used with greater or lesser amounts of grass simply adjusting the volume of water used. Kratom tea can be safely stored in the refrigerator for about five days. Probably okay to keep a little more, but it’s better to play it safe and not drink it after five days. It can be stored for many months if you add some alcohol to it. The addition of about 10% alcohols, kept for many months (in the refrigerator). That’s part 80 grade liquor (vodka, rum, or a similar spirit) to three parts kratom tea. When cooled, some components may precipitate out of solution and form a pellet at the bottom of the container. This sediment may contain active alkaloids should therefore be dissolved again before drinking tea. This is easily done by heating the tea and stir.
Certain combinations have been reported by users to be pleasant and supposedly safe. Kratom can certainly be combined with ordinary tea without risk. It has been used with a tea made from red poppy flowers (Papaver rhoeas), which in turn has an extremely soft and with a sedative-euphoriant tea made from ‘blue lotus’ (Nymphaea caerulea) narcotic effect. It has been safely combined with small quantities of alcohol; however, large amounts of alcohol should be avoided. Some people have reported that they like snuff or smoking cannabis while under the influence of kratom. But anyone smoking under the influence of kratom must be very careful not to fall asleep and drop lit smoking materials.