The History and Use of Kratom

History and use of kratom

What is Kratom?

Kratom has been traditionally used in Southeast Asia for thousands of years, especially in Indonesia, Malaysia, and Thailand. The first western encounter with it happened when early Dutch traders went to the area. Mention of it first shows up in the Western literature in around 1836, when Malaysians were reported to be using it in their traditional medicinal practices. It was formally named Mitragyna speciosa by a Dutch botanist named Pieter Korthals in 1839, and its description was published in 1897 by George Haviland.

Traditionally, the chopped or dried leaves of the tree were chewed or brewed into a tea and used to combat fatigue and maintain work performance of the manual labor workers. There is evidence that the herb played a role in the citizen’s religious ceremonies and even to treat common medical conditions such as morphine and opium dependence in Thailand and Malaysia

What are the Benefits of Kratom?

There are many strains of Kratom that basically break down into three categories: red, white and green. How much the natives used depended on their needs and the availability of a strain in their area. No matter the strain, the natives report that all strains increase energy when they chewed approximately 1-3 grams. They also reported that, no matter the strain, all strains are more relaxing when using more than 7 grams. They say the sweet spot between the different strains is within the 4-7 gram range. That is where they could tell the difference between, for example, a relaxing Red Thai or a more stimulating White Maeng Da. There is another, yellow strain however, this is a premature green. It’s known to be euphoric with a sense of ease and calm however the natives do not report it as be necessarily relaxing.

It is believed by the natives (and many others worldwide) that kratom is a natural alternative to harmful illicit drugs such as heroin, methamphetamine and even alcohol. Within minutes of using kratom many claim to feel better and more motivated. Some say, “their mind is calm” after use.

As of the writing of this article, there have not been any deaths directly linked to kratom use reported in Asian countries. This may be since kratom is typically bought fresh from a local supplier and is assumed to be pure and unadulterated.

The use of natural plants and herbs to enhance the human experience has existed for many centuries if not millennia. Although much has changed in the last century, the human desire to turn to nature to heal our bodies, enhance our mental abilities and connect to a higher power has remained constant. People have used kratom and other herbal extracts from plants long before prescription drugs existed.

We encourage you to do your research and consider what kratom can do for you. Visit Earthly Mist and purchase our high grade kratom today!.

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  1. Stella Evans November 30, 2017

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