Kratom gets found in South Asia; it’s a tropical tree. The leaves of this tree or the extract is taken, out of the leaves is used in various medicines. These medicines get overall used for treating chronic pain and similar kind of conditions. Even some people believe to be using tropical kratom for self-treating their anxiety of depressions.
Tropical kratom is not scientifically proven to be helpful in such cases, people still try to give it a shot to cure their depression and anxiety. There are some kinds of potential risks; health hazards that could occur because of the careless use of kratom; that must be taken care, of.
Kratom and anxiety & depression
The first and foremost thing that one must keep in mind is that tropical kratom is not FDA approved for treating depression and anxiety. But the effects that ingesting kratom gives is similar to opioids like codeine and morphine.
With several types of research conducted it, was observed that, for most people, tropical kratom proved successful for relieving stress, anxiety, and depression. Along, with the indicated it was also studied and came to light that having kratom ingested could have some variety- of a sedative effect.
Some of the other purposes when tropical kratom gets widely used are:
- Muscle ache
- High blood pressure condition
- Withdrawing opioid addiction
- Post-traumatic stress disorder
During some research, it came to light- that tropical kratoms has some sort of- anti-inflammatory, immunity-boosting, and appetite suppressing qualities. Though, these characteristics of kratom are yet to get researched- properly.
How kratom gets used?
How tropical kratom gets ingested may have some effect on how it will react with the body. Though there is no particular way that gets prescribed for ingestion of kratom for treating depression and anxiety. But staying on the safer side is needed.
And to stay on the safer side, it is always advisable that kratom gets not used by anyone who is under the age of 21. Any person suffering from some sort of, the chronic disease should also avoid using kratom to treat their depression.
Before ingesting and using kratom- seeking professional guidance is mandatory as it could involve a lot of risk to life.
Now, to ingest tropic kratom– there are many ways. Some of them are:
- Capsules and tablets
- Even some people eat dried or fresh leaves of the tree.
- The leaves get boiled in the water; they drink the concoction as tea.
- Some even smoke or vaporize kratom; the indicated is very rare.
What one-can experience after ingesting kratom?
The way tropical kratom behaves is different from person to person. Everyone’s body reacts differently to this extract; it could involve a variety of effects. Since the research on kratom is not yet entirely facilitated, many folds need to get unfolded to understand the consequence and working of kratom.
With all the knowledge that is available to us, for now, here are some of the effects that one might generally feel when kratom gets ingested:
- Some people might experience increased concentration.
- Reduced level of anxiety and overthinking; better mood
- Some people might also experience more talkativeness.
- In terms of body effects, some can experience reduced pain.
- Relaxed muscles
- And, some can also experience an increased wave of energy in their body.
Risks involved in taking kratom
As per the researches conducted it got observed that tropical kratom is well suited for almost everyone. But there can be some chances of potential side effects. Some of the obstructive repercussions that one might go through are:
- Some mild side effects that one can experience are:
- Itching in the body
- Dry mouth
- Frequent urge to urinate
- Severe headache
- Frequent mood swings
- Vomiting and drowsiness
- Some severe risks of ingesting kratom are:
- Severe condition of insomnia
- Liver and kidney problems
- High blood pressure
- Loss of appetite
- Memory problem or bad memory
According to the reports of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention released in the year 2016 showed that all the side effects that were noted because of the ingestion of kratom were mild to moderate. In a few cases or very rare cases, it led to death or coma.
One must keep a thing in mind while taking tropical kratom is that it might react with other substances. These substances include alcohol and other such things. Mixing these substances might lead to a circumstance that could also pose a risk to life.
To avoid such kind of non-favorable situations it is predominant that one is very cautious about their intake of kratom. The intake should be monitored and if any person notices the signs of getting addicted to it, this shall immediately stop.
If a person gets addicted to ingesting kratom, withdrawing would become a lot of complicated tasks. It might also include conditions that are worse than they are at present. So one must be cautious while planning to ingest kratoms. Taking care of possible negative outcomes is needed. One must make sure that the side effect doesn’t overpower the positive impact of kratom.