Kratom is a Southeast Asian tree that over centuries has been farmed, cultivated and utilized for its properties that aid in treating numerous ailments and afflictions. More and more information is being uncovered and understood about the constitution of this plant and the positive effects it can have on the human body. Currently, kratom is being harvested and processed to make it available on the open market and can be purchased from online in capsule, powder and liquid form.
Here are a few of the known medical benefits that kratom has helped people with :
Kratom is especially well-known for its analgesic properties. Studies have shown that the alkaloids released in the body when consuming kratom desensitize the pain receptors of the body, bringing sensations of pain down to mild throbs, or, more often than not relieving one of pain completely.
Consumption of kratom has been known to create a heightened state of euphoria or joy in users or sometimes simply improve one’s mood, by accelerating the increased the production of the neurotransmitters, namely serotonin and dopamine, in the brain. These are the neurotransmitters that affect your sense of happiness and feelings of motivation and drive respectively.
Certain strains of kratom act as a powerful, all-natural sedative. For people struggling to sleep, taking a kratom tablet can be more effective than sleeping pills, without the added worry of addiction or grogginess and headaches later on.
Enhancing Mental Function
By increasing the dopamine levels, kratom also results in the improvement of one’s cognitive and mental abilities. Dopamine has been intrinsically connected to the problem-solving, drive and memory retentive functions performed by the brain, determining our levels of concentration. Kratom can increase the dopamine levels and some strains specifically enhance the user’s focus, concentration and cognitive ability.
Kratom was first used by natives of its countries of origin. For centuries, this plant was utilized by farmers, laborers and other locals, who would chew the leaves, and release the alkaloids of the kratom plant. These alkaloids react with the body and were therefore frequently used by these laborers to stave off fatigue, manage pain, and it can even act as an anti-diarrhetic. Thanks to its many benefits on moods and mental functions, it has also been used in more recent times to treat depression, and can even be used to ween substance abusers off of harder drugs and alcohol. And treat the withdrawal symptoms.