Kratom, also known as ‘Mitragyna Speciosa’ is an evergreen tropical tree, native to Southeast Asia. The leaves of this tree have been used for medicinal purposes since ancient times, particularly for healing chronic pain. The herb has also proven to be quite effective against insomnia, depression, and drug addiction. Kratom powder is widely available in Asian countries, though it may be illegal in some parts of the world due to its hallucinogenic properties. If Kratom is identified as a controlled substance in your country, its possession could lead to criminal charges.
If you are looking for an alternative remedy for the above mentioned health problems, Kratom might be the cure you are looking for. The only downside to the herb is its bitter taste, which is why you can consume it in any of the following ways:
Toss and Wash
The most direct method of consuming Kratom is by placing a pinch of the powder at the back of your throat and quickly washing it down with a glass of water. If you can bear the sheer bitterness for a minute, this is the easiest way that takes effect immediately. You will most certainly have a gag reflex, but you shall feel fine in a few minutes.
Mix it in drink
You may mix up Kratom in your favorite drink to mask the bitterness, however refrain from adding it to alcoholic beverages. Orange juice is a favorable option, as its acidity helps draw out the plant’s alkaloids and enter your system at a faster rate. Drinks with a strong flavor are better at overpowering the bitter taste; coffee, chocolate milk, and fruit punch shall do the job
Make a Tea
You can always make a tea out of Kratom leaves or from its powdered form. All you need to do is take two cups of water in a saucepan, squeeze in a lemon, add in the leaves/powder, and simmer for 20 to 30 minutes. The lemon will neutralize the bitterness and bring a pleasant taste.
Add to Food
If the bitterness still gets to you in a drink or tea, using Kratom in your cooking is another alternative. Sweet or sour foods are ideal for balancing out the bitterness of the herb. For example, you can add it to desserts like chocolate cake, tangy sauces, and flavorful dressings. Kratom consumed this way will take longer to enter your system, as the food needs to be digested first.
If you can find Kratom in the form of OTC tablets or capsules, consuming them is quite safe and convenient. Kratom based pills have a controlled amount of dosage and they can be swallowed like any other prescription medicine.
You can either buy a Kratom tincture from a reliable supplier or make it at home by mixing one portion of powdered form in five portions of ethyl alcohol. Keep in mind that tinctures are powerful, so the effect could be profound with just a few drops; consult a medical professional before you start using.
If you can get your hands on fresh Kratom leaves, you may chew on them to experience immediate relief. Fresh herbs do not taste half as bad as the processed powdered form.
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