If you haven’t heard of Kratom yet, you will soon. Due to its numerous medicinal compounds and uses, it’s quickly becoming one of the most famous herbs for treating a variety of ailments.
What is Kratom?
According to the site Sacred Kratom, Kratom is an herb/tree that is native to Thailand and Southeast Asia. Its official name is Mitragyna Speciosa and it can grow up to 30ft tall and prefers wet soil and humid environments to grow. It was formally discovered by a Dutch botanist named Peter Willem Korthals but had been known to the people of Southeast Asia for sometime before that. The plant has medical compounds contained in its leaves that are studied by scientists, botanists and medical researchers from around the world.
What are the Benefits of Kratom?
Because of the medical compounds found in its leaves, Kratom has many potential medical uses. Here are some of the best-known uses and benefits that come from proper Kratom use:
1. Anxiety Relief
First, Kratom has the potential benefit of lifting the mood and spirits of people that take it. While not an opioid, Kratom can deliver an effect that is similar to opioids. Research studies have produced results that show that users of Kratom have reported a more optimistic view on life.
2. Pain Relief
Kratom is perhaps most well-known for its ability to treat pain in individuals. Studies have shown it tends to work best in treating neuropathic pains, and the Bail/red vein strain of Kratom is considered the most effective version for producing analgesic effects.
3. Energy Boost
Lastly, Kratom is known to have some pretty incredible metabolic effects that can drastically increase energy in those that take it. Along with being able to enhance metabolic processes, it also can help to increase the circulation of blood. When more oxygen is transported to your blood, more energy is produced.