Because kratom isn’t FDA tested or approved, kratom can only be sold in the united states for burning as incense — it does burn quite nicely, with smells reminiscent of a crisp fall day. I cannot Kratom for Sale condone the consumption of kratom or kratom tea, but for those who are looking for an all-natural, effective, legal means of attenuating chronic pain — say from Lyme Disease or vertebrae issues, Kratom is an amazing leaf, and may offer the relief you seek.
Kratom is the dried and smashed (or powdered) leaves from the species Mitragyna speciosa, a tree which is local to Southeast Asia. The kratom tree is in the same botanical family as the coffee tree. It’s been used as a healing & recreational herbal drug for thousands of years, and will be offering stimulant (at low doses), sedative (at higher doses), analgesic, and (yes) euphoric, opiate-like properties. Kratom contains similar alkaloids as the drug, man made opiates, but is reported to be much less enslaving. In-fact, sometimes kratom is used as an approach to lessen opiate addiction revulsion symptoms. If you are going to use it for remedy, however, please be careful and treat it with respect.
After 2 back operations and years of occasional, yet severe discomfort, I’ve come to realize that I needed a non-addictive means of controlling the spells of severe back pain that creep-up from time-to-time; kratom fits that bill perfectly. Kratom is an all-natural solutions that really works for me. Honestly, I’m uncertain if it actually dulls the trunk pain, or whether it makes me not worry about it (because, honestly, it provides a really wonderful opiate-like buzz that feels just GREAT! ). I guess it really doesn’t matter; I occasionally use kratom, I find myself better… period. Life is good!
Now, there are some who actually enjoy the age-old ritual of boiling-dipping-stirring-straining-repeating, in order to make a portion of kratom tea. Indeed, some also experience the alkaline-bitter, green-grass taste of kratom tea… but personally, I don’t care-for either. Don’t get me wrong, I enjoy the smell of fresh kratom leaves & powdered, and I love the pain-relieving and attitude-altering effects of kratom, but that nasty alkali taste — the very ingredient that makes kratom so special, just turns my stomach. Kratom tea preparation isn’t ritualistic for me, but instead a required evil, a real pain-in-the-butt chore that needs to be accomplished in order to enjoy the benefits of the leaf.
PREPARING THE BREW: I have discovered that using an old-school coffee percolator takes the pain out of preparing kratom tea. I purchased an old glass Pyrex 8-cup percolator on ebay for 15 dollars, and it makes really great kratom tea. I’d stay-away from the automatic, plug-in coffee or tea makers, because you’ll want to brew your kratom tea a lot longer than the typical automatic coffee percolator cycle. I enjoy my clear glass percolator for kratom preparing, so that I can watch the tea darken as i go. Find a reliable source of kratom… remember, kratom is usually sold as incense. Personally, I find myself it’s best to stay-away from extracts and adulterated “enhanced” combos — I stick with standard, all-natural kratom leaves.
Here’s my simple brew technique, you’ll need: — Half-ounce of crushed-leaf kratom. Some use powdered kratom, but I know don’t like it, because it tends to make a dull kratom tea. — 2 Litres of water (for two 1 liter preparing cycles). — OPTIONAL, Orange Juice (see amount below) — A stovetop percolator. — Another container — such as a 2 qt. pitcher, to mix both brew series together
LET’S GET STARTED!
1- Place the kratom into the percolator basket, and put 1 liter of water through the basket and into the percolator before placing the top of strainer on, to dampen the kratom leaves. When i like to be sure that the kratom is smoothly distributed in the basket after serving. Some believe that accumulated to 25-percent orange juice with the water aids in taking out the alkaloids from the kratom leaf — this is a judgment call that only you can make.
2- Once the water heats-up & starts to percolate, start the time — and let your kratom tea brew for at-least quarter-hour… 20-25 minutes is more to my taste. Keep as low a flare as possible, a really hard boil tends to make terrible-tasting kratom tea!
3- After the 1st brew, leave the kratom in the basket (you can press them with a tablespoon if you like, to remove more liquid, but it’s not necessary), put your brew into a 2-quart container, then put your second liter of clear water (or lemon-water) through the kratom filled basket and brew it also, just like the 1st. brew… again, quarter-hour or more.
4- You’ll notice that your second brew cycle produces a lighter tea, because you’ve produced all of the good stuff from the kratom leaves, thereby exhausting them.
5- Once finished I toss the leaves (some people eat them — YUCK! ), When i mix the 2 brews together in the 2-quart container to cool. Some boil the mixture down further, to create a stronger tea… I don’t.
6- After some cooling, I put the kratom tea into cleaned-out plastic iced tea containers, refrigerate what I’ll use in a few days, and frost nova the rest. Under refrigeration kratom tea will only last about 5 days, frozen tea lasts months.
HIDING THE FLAVOR: As i mentioned above, I hate the taste of kratom tea. While I’ve never gotten to totally mask the nasty flaver and aftertaste of kratom tea, I have discovered that a half-teaspoon of a commercial flavor remove per 16 oz . of tea will really help. My favorites are raspberry & peach, but spearmint & peppermint also work quite nicely. I also add 2 teaspoons of sugar, Splenda or Stevia. I drink my tea cold (iced tea), and usually with a straw, because I don’t like that mouth-numbing sensation, and the straw helps bypass the old tastebuds.
CREATIVE OPTIONS OUT THERE: I’m a big fan of supplements… because there’s hardly any tastes at all. “Toss-N-Wash” is another option… place a teaspoon (or tablespoon) of kratom toward the trunk of the tonsils, and quickly wash it down with a liquid — a big ingest. I take advantage of orange juice, but others claim that there’s actually benefit in using grapefruit juice — a reaction to the acids in grapefruit juice.
Believe it or not, “toss-n-wash” can leave less aftertaste then tea, but the big problem with toss-n-wash is that occasionally, the kratom gets “stuck” in the tonsils — which is not a pleasant experience! I haven’t tried “tossing-n-washing” anything other than powdered kratom — I can’t imagine trying to ingest crush-leaf kratom!
So there you have it… an “easier, gentler’ method of kratom use. I certainly hope that my experiences and observations with this amazing ethnobotanical might help you yet others gain the beneficial effects of kratom. Again, please use kratom responsibly. Don’t drive while under it’s effects, be sure to give yourself the time needed to enjoy kratoms’ benefits; count-on the effects of kratom to last over 4 hours, and be sure that you are in a safe, relaxing environment before using kratom.