Interesting facts about kratom

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Kratom is a product that is obtained from the leaves of the kratom tree that are found in many parts of Southeast Asia. It is known to have a lot of positive impacts on both the physical and mental health of an individual. It has become so popular in the west that kratom of high quality can be bought from many stores.  Most of the people do have a lot of knowledge about kratom like its origin, the dosage, how it can be consumed and so on.  But there are a lot of things that most people have no idea about. In this article, we will see some interesting facts about kratom.

The East India Company

The East India Company was the trading company that was set up by the British when they ruled India. They had a very important role to play in the spreading of Kratom to the west. It was the botanist Pieter Korthalas who worked for the East India Company gave the botanical name Mitragyna in 1839.

It is actually coffee

Kratom actually belongs to the coffee family. Most of us do have the habit of drinking coffee to stimulate our senses. We all know that Kratom also has some stimulant properties.

Kratom is an evergreen tree

Kratom is an evergreen tree that can keep giving things throughout the year. The tree is capable of growing up to eighty feet tall.  When you harvest the leaves, it takes a maximum of two weeks for the new leaves to come.

Three strains

There are actually three strains of kratom. They are white, red and green. There is a lot of difference in the way they interact with the human body. For example, red kratom that is very much confined to Thailand has high sedative properties when compared to the rest.

The energy booster

In the beginning, people did not know that kratom had medical properties. So kratom was actually used by the laborers as a stimulant to increase the physical endurance.

Take it any form you like

Kratom is actually one of the very few things that can be consumed in many ways. It can be brunt and smoked, chewed or can be mixed with water and drunk. We all know that kratom comes in the form of powder, liquid dose, and capsules.

The compounds

There are actually more than forty compounds in the kratom leaf. But the important ones that have psychoactive effects are mitragynine and hydroxymitragynin.

The Extremes

It is just surprising that kratom can act both a stimulant and sedative. The fact is that if you want it to act as a stimulant take it in low dose. If you are taking it high dosage then, it will act as a sedative.

The strength of nature

It is said that the seven kinds of hydroxymitragynine that are found in Kratom is nearly thirteen times powerful and stronger than morphine.

Strong evidence

After proper research, there are actually two strong pieces of evidence that can demonstrate that Kratom can have antidepressant effects.