Kratom is becoming one of the most popular legal herbs that act similarly to the treatment of pain with opiates. Kratom is a stimulant in small doses as a milligram. At higher doses (10 mg or more), acts of herbal leaves as a sedative and pain. University of Massachusetts Medical Center is conducting studies with kratom as an alternative treatment for pain.
Kratoms background and history
Kratom is traditionally used in Thailand. Farmers and farm workers chew the leaves to the body for the difficult working conditions and numb the pain of stimulating in the evening. It was calm as a way to alleviate anxiety and pain and used the side effects of opiates. In 1943 the Thai government passed the Kratom Act 2486 which made the illegal possession and use of kratom. Thailand, Kratom as Appendix V drug.
How to Kratom ready to use?
Kratom is usually prepared as a tea. The leaves are broken and poured water over the leaves in a coffee maker. The leaves on the ground are also wrapped in a piece of toilet paper or paper towel and swallowed. This method is called a “parachute”. Some people prefer to chew the Kratom leaves, but the taste of kratom to be accepted very bitter and not so easy.
Pharmacology of opioid and agreements Kratom
Kratom contains have 25 alkaloids. The two most important chemicals in kratom are Mitragynine and Indole. Mitragynine is the active ingredient and important because this substance, the feeling is induced by opiates. This chemical works on opiate receptors and slows gastrointestinal activity that gives the feeling of opiates and stops pain.
The euphoria of kratom is about 10 minutes after taking the dose. Patients at the lower doses feel talkative, friendly, and dynamic. Higher doses cause sedation, and patients feel relaxed, so that fear and pain.
Kratom side effects
Side effects of kratom are similar to opiates, but many patients who take kratom opiate tolerance drug pharmacology. Kratom is a popular solution for some addicts who want to detox at home from dependence on opiates. Kratom causes anorexia, dry mouth, constipation, itching, and nausea.