Kratom Resin and Its Uses
Kratom, or Mitragyna speciosa, is a tree or plant indigenous to Southeast Asia. The Kratom leaves are typically chewed or made resin, in spite of the fact that they can be smoked. The leaves are chewed by day workers to improve activeness and maximize work production, and a few individuals take it for non-medicinal and leisure purposes; to get high only. Specialists of traditional medicine or herb gurus have utilized Kratom for decades to treat different health issues. However, it is banned in Australia, Malaysia, and Thailand. Kratom is native to Malaysia, Thailand, Indonesia, as well as to Papua New Guinea. It is a part of coffee, or Rubiaceae family. Kratom trees may grow to be 15-30 meters tall. Manual laborers, field workers, and farmers usually chew Kratom leaves to stay active or for the stimulant effect. Just like we drink coffee and tea to stay active, Kratom (in any form) can be consumed to make the work more effective as well as more efficient.
Kratom Resin is created by boiling down dried or fresh leaves. The resin can be rolled into small balls as well as coated with flour. Kratom resin solidifies when it cools, and it can be stored/used for many days. The Kratom tea can be made from the resin. The taste of the tea is usually bitter-like, but sugar or honey can be added to cover up the taste. If the resin balls are made small like tablets, then they can be easily swallowed whole.
Traditional healers prescribe Kratom for hypertension, inflammation, diarrhea, respiratory problems, and pain. Many herbalists also claim that a Kratom poultice can speed up the healing process of a wound. Many modern medical facilities also prescribe Kratom resin to opium addicts struggling with withdrawal. People going through withdrawal may use it for a longer period of time. There are no serious withdrawal symptoms reported, and the signs are less serious than other narcotic drugs.
Kratom powders and leaves are well-known for being unpleasant and bitter; however, Kratom resin usually taste better. That is why, most of the traditional healers recommend resins over the leaves. Its effects are usually felt within a few minutes after ingestion, and last for a couple of hours. There are no negative effects of using Kratom resin, but a few mild side effects have been reported like constipation, decreased appetite, or lack of saliva.