Kratom tea is traditionally made by brewing leaves from the kratom tree (Mitragyna speciosa). It’s native to parts of Southeast Asia, including Indonesia, Malaysia, and Thailand.
Kratom also goes by other names, including Maeng Da, ketum, biak-biak, thom, thang, and kakum. Traditionally, field workers would chew on kratom leaves to help increase their energy and endurance, aid their heat tolerance, and relieve fatigue
Bulk Kratom Wholesale and M.SPECIOSA leaves that are used to make kratom tea contain more than 40 active compounds, although the main ones are mitragynine and 7-Hydroxymitragynine. These compounds act upon various receptors in the brain.
In small doses between 1–5 grams, kratom acts as a stimulant and appears to increase energy, causing people to feel more alert and social
In higher doses between 5–15 grams, kratom appears to have a sedative effect, similar to that of opioid pain relievers, such as morphine and codeine, causing people to feel tired, calm, and euphoric.
The higher dosage range is traditionally used to treat conditions like diarrhea and cough.
In very high doses above 15 grams, kratom’s sedative effects are much higher and may cause people to lose consciousness.
It’s worth noting that kratom leaves from different parts of Southeast Asia have varying levels of mitragynine. Malaysian kratom leaves have a much lower concentration at 12%, compared with 66% for Thai kratom leaves.