What is kratom?
Kratom was a virtually unknown plant even a short decade ago. Before the advent of the Internet, few people found it in United States stores. It’s commonly sold in smoke shops but at the same time it’s a relatively recent discovery by people seeking out new ways to combat anxiety and chronic pain. The people of Thailand used kratom for thousands of years as they worked in fields. Some used the leaves to combat pain on the job while others used it to gain more energy. Kratom has a very potent effect on some folks and barely affects others at all. It really depends on the body chemistry of the person who is taking the leaf.
Ways to take kratom
Kratom comes in many forms. There is a pure leaf form, a powdered form, and even liquid forms that have emerged in recent years as the plant has become more popular. It all depends on what you’re comfortable with. Because of kratom’s bitter taste, many people prefer to take it in a liquid tea form. Kratom tea takes kratom from being a horribly bitter powder full of plant matter to a pleasant or at least tolerant tasting tea that can be consumed just like regular tea. Add a touch of honey to it and it might even taste good to you.
The great debate
Lawmakers first seriously began considering kratom in around 2012. Many tried to ban the drug and in a few states, they’ve now succeeded. There is now a nationwide push to keep the plant safe and legal for people to consume. Considering the alternatives of dangerous prescription drugs, kratom offers a less harsh and often less addictive way to combat pain and stress. It’s up to current lawmakers to decide.