Kratom is considered by substance-abuse users to be a natural remedy to help stop the abuse of pain killers, opiates, heroin, Methadone, Oxycontin, Suboxone, and even cigarettes.
Kratom, scientifically known as Mitragyna speciosa is an evergreen tree related to the coffee family and is a native of Thailand, Myanmar, Malaysia and other southeastern regions.
The miraculous leaves of the Kratom tree has strong medicinal applications with inherent properties of over 40 compounds that can be used to relieve chronic pain, diarrhea, agitation, depression, muscle aches, anxiety and more. It is considered a safe and efficient method to combat drug addiction and withdrawal symptoms associated with the drug recovery process.
In 1897 Kratom was proposed by H. Ridley to be an effective treatment for opiate withdrawal symptoms. Unfortunately, in the modern era of big pharmaceutical companies and commercial drugs Kratom does not receive the attention that it deserves. This is unfortunate because it is very effective with helping people become drug free.
The abuse of heroin, and pain killers – Vicodin, Oxycontin, Demerol and Lortabs are rising at alarming rates. Many people start taking pain killers after undergoing a medical procedure, or to treat chronic pain. However, pain killers are very addictive and many people abuse them at dangerous doses long after the prescribed time-period has expired.
In addition, pain killers has become the drug of choice for recreational drug users and children. This is because pain killers are easier to distribute, transport, conceal, and ingest compared to other drugs like cocaine and heroin.
The current statistics for abuse of pain killers is alarming; 5,500 people start abusing pain medication everyday, 1 in 20 high school students abuse pain killers, and every 19 minutes someone dies from unintentional pain medicaiton overdose.
Kratom has proven to be an effective and safe method to combat addiction to pain killers and other deadly drugs. Withdrawal symptoms for individuals recovering from pain killers, heroin, and opiates may be physically painful and psychologically tormenting. Fortunately, Kratom has shown to be effective in diminishing withdrawal symptoms by 80% within 20 minutes of ingesting it.
The withdrawal symptoms that Kratom helps to diminish includes; chills and shakes, chronic pain, body aches, cravings, restlessness, insomnia, depression, yawning, opiate withdrawals and more. Kratom provides relief for the aforementioned symptoms and helps to promote motivation, sense of well-being, friendliness, communication, and euphoria. When Kratom is used to treat drug withdrawal symptoms it should be ingested every 3-5 hours.
Methods of taking Kratom are diverse, this includes, tea, capsules, and taking it in powder form mixed with food, or liquid – orange juice or grapefruit juice is generally recommended. It can also be ingested by the toss and wash method which consists of placing the powder on the tongue and washing it down with a liquid.
Mixing Kratom with orange juice or grapefruit juice should be done in ratios of; 1-2 teaspoons of Kratom powder mixed with ¼ cup of juice; immediately followed by drinking a separate cup of orange juice or grapefruit juice (unmixed with Kratom) to help flush it down.
When eating Kratom it should be administered by mixing 1-2 teaspoons of Kratom with a serving of apple sauce or yogurt. When taking Kratom in tea form; mix 1-2 teaspoons of Kratom powder in 6-8 ounces of boiling water with lemon and agave sweetener for taste.
Like any other medicinal application Kratom should be taken in reasonable doses, and people who take Kratom should be vigilant for any side-affects which may include; constipation, loss of appetite, and bowel obstruction. It is always recommended to contact a physician or dial 911 in cases of an emergency.