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Amazing benefits of Kratom
Kratom is derived from an evergreen tree that comes from the coffee family and grows in South East Asia. It has been used in traditional medicine because it has stimulant and opiate like effects. It doesn’t however have any addictive qualities which makes it safer to use. But nevertheless it continues to be illegal to use in many countries. There has been a great controversy about taking Kratom as many people swear by its effects to manage chronic pain and to handle drug effects. In this article we will talk in detail about the benefits of Kratom.
The leaves of this plant are popular to chew on in the counties where this plant grows. These leaves act as a substitute for opium but are typically harmless.
What are the benefits of Kratom?
- Pain relief:
Chronic pain is a serious issue that can affect the person’s quality of life. The worst part is that the medications used to treat chronic pain usually have serious adverse effects on the liver, kidneys and can sometimes cause addiction. The body also becomes tolerant and this means that more of these medications are needed to relieve pain. These leaves were used in their indigenous cultures for their properties in relieving pain. These leaves impact the hormonal system and push the body to produce hormones like dopamine and serotonin that can relieve pain and make even chronic pain go away. The alkaloids and nutrients in the leaves dull the pain receptors in the body and this makes these leaves one of the best pain killers in their cultures.
- Immune system booster:
Although more research is needed to support this claim but these leaves have been used for years in their indigenous places to boost the strength of the immune system. This enables the body to better fight off infections and can even prevent illness altogether.
- Energy booster:
These leaves have been used by locals for years to boost energy and are especially popular with laborers who spend long hours doing hard labor that requires a lot of physical effort. This is because the leaves affect the hormonal system in the body and help the body produce more hormones that will help fight off pain and fatigue. They will optimize the metabolism process and increase the amount of oxygen in the blood. The highly oxygenated blood will be able to reach more parts in the body and this means that muscles can better heal.
- Sexual Stimulant:
Kratom helps improve the blood circulation and this means that more blood and more nutrients will reach the sexual organs which ensures that there will be a positive effect on the sexual libido and even fertility. Kratom also improves the duration of sexual intercourse as it improves the blood circulation.
- Anxiety and stress:
The nutrients and alkaloids in Kratom have a soothing effect that it is related to relieving pain. They also help relieve stress and anxiety and will make the person feel more soothed and relaxed. It has always been used traditionally to treat stress, depression and mood swings. People suffer from these conditions as a result of a hormonal imbalance but Kratom has the ability to restore the hormonal balance in the body without having to take hormonal medicines that have a side effect on the whole body.
- Recovery from Addiction:
Opium addiction is a major issue in many cultures and countries and this why Kratom has been used for years to cure this kind of addiction. The truth is that Kratom has a lot of resemblance with opium in terms of stress relief and soothing. But unlike these 2 substances, Kratom is not addictive. This means that it helps recovering addicts by stimulating the effects of highly addictive substances. They help the body deal with the problematic symptoms of withdrawal that cause a lot of pain when a person is trying to stay clean.
- Heart diseases:
Kratom has been traditionally used as a medicine used to reduce high blood pressure by managing and balancing the hormones in the body. The substances in the Kratom can help with blood circulation and this can improve and prevent a lot of blood and heart conditions.
Diabetes is another condition that can be managed by consuming the leaves of Kratom. Kratom originally has great powers in controlling the hormonal imbalance in the body. This imbalance is probably the reason behind why insulin levels go out of control and cause diabetes in the first place. Although there is still room for more research to support these claims but traditionally people have found Kratom effective in controlling diabetes.
Kratom still needs a lot of research to support its positive effects, although there is a lot of evidence that it is a beneficial plant that can help the body manage and cope with a lot of discomforting issues.
About the author: Paula Rothko
Paula has written numerous articles and blog posts on topics such as history, science, gardening, sustainability, and women’s issues. She is an avid supporter of the #iamkratom movement.