Kratom is a herbal plant that grows freely in the South East Asian countries like Thailand. It is a highly addictive drug, and reports from various legal authorities have shown the effects of ingestion are far more adverse than the normal hallucinogens (Christopher et al., 2012). In Thailand, the kratom leaves are used in the making of tea that boosts the energy levels of the farmers as they go out to the rice fields to work. This may be a good thing, but the long-term effects of the alkaloids concentrated plant are seen to be harmful to one’s health. It is believed to cure opioids addiction, hence its popularity in the Asian countries, as well as in America. Unlike other drugs that have to undergo regulation, kratom is grown freely in people’s farms and with the classifications of drugs, it is an alternative to opioids, making it a threat to the government’s source of revenue. This led to the formulation of the Kratom Act 2486 of 1943 to make it illegal.
This herbal tea has a bitter taste, just like medicine, but that does not deter people from using it. The addiction to the herbal tea with alkaloids is intense, more than nicotine, and this drives people to use a lot of money to purchase this drug. It has also been used to treat chronic pain, especially for war veterans, athletes, and the old people. It helps relieve pain since the alkaloids increase blood flow in the veins, making soreness a thing of the past. It is also great for improving the withdrawal symptoms of opioids.
The herbal tea can be found online, from trusted vendors like Amazon, who have the processed drug. It is found in powder form (pills) which can easily be ingested. According to Kronstrand (2011) & other scholars, at least one alkaloid present in the Kratom tea leaves, mitragynine, is a mu-receptor antagonist. This means that kratom tea acts as a receptor antagonist on one or more opioid receptors. It enables deactivation of receptors that may cause the effects of drugs to escalate in the body, numbing the pain and causing withdrawal symptoms. This ensures that your system is weaned off of any other endorphins that might not react well in the body.
The k-opioid receptor in the kratom tea can also be used to maintain long-term opioid addicts, though this always comes at a risk of respiratory failure, organ failure and sometimes even death, as a result of too much train asserted on the body’s blood vessels. This can be achieved by a partial opioid receptor known as Naltrexone. It can be found in pharmacist shops. Thus prescription is always advised upon by doctors and medical specialists. Relapses are always common during detoxification stage, hence the need to take it in low doses to prevent addiction tendencies as well as the risk of death. Above discussed are a few of the things that you must bear in mind when using kratom tea, to be on the safe side.