Kratom is a large tree that can reach 15 meters and is found in the forests of Malaysia and Thailand that are situated in South East Asia. Besides being used as a narcotic, it is sometimes used as a substitute to moderate opium addiction. A few people also use kratom for prolonging sexual intercourse.
Several kinds of kratom are available and new varieties frequently appear in the market. However, Thai kratom effects are said to be the most enduring and the most sedative of all varieties of kratom. Daily consumption of 3-5 grams of thai kratom is considered to be a normal dose.
Effects of Thai Kratom:
The thai Kratom has a strong effect on levels of anxiety, mood and energy. It decreases anxiety level and makes one feel happy, strong and active with a strong desire to work. Thai workers use it to cope up with a busy day. The effects appear after five to ten minutes of use and can last for several hours.
Most people describe the effects of thai kratom as euphoric and stimulating when taken in small doses. On the other hand, when consumed in large doses it acts like a sedative. Some sources suggest that Kratom stimulates desire in women and reduces sexual problems in men. Other uses of thai kratom are that it acts as a local anaesthesia and cures central nervous system depression.
Possible negative effects include dryness of mouth, loss of appetite, increased urination and constipation. The prominent effects seem to resemble the effects of opiate drugs but unlike opiates, the kratom does not cause nausea or vomiting in majority of cases.
Ways of consuming Thai Kratom:By tradition
In Thailand and Malaysia, mostly low-income groups like workers and peasants drink tea made of kratom leaves or smoke or chew leaves for bearing the arduous tasks of a day in the paddy field. In some areas , kratom also finds usage in cooking. Moreover, it is blended with dried ginger, onion, nutmeg, lemon etc. and rolled into paper with ground pepper and chewed like betelnut.Smoking
Thai kratom can be consumed in a manner that is similar to smoking marijuana. Though only a small percentage of consumers prefer to take kratom in this way.Extract and Resin
Some kratom trees are used for crude oil extraction. For this purpose, huge quantities of leaves are dried and bolied in water several times and then filtered. The extraction of the remains is carried out till only sticky resin remains. These extracts can be stored for long periods of time and are usually eaten or prepared like tea.Tea
Thai kratom is mostly sold in form of tea. For this purpose kratom extracts are boiled and left for approximately two hours in water and then the tea is drunk cold. Tea can berefrigerated for five days and durability can be further increased by alcohol. Consumers who add kratom powder directly into water generally find the taste disgusting and therefore use honey, sugar or milk with protein shakes to improve the taste.
Thai kratom was banned in Thailand in 1943 under Field Marshal Pibul. He ordered that all the Kratom trees must be cut and penalties be imposed for possession, use and sale of kratom .These laws are strictly followed in Bangkok and the northern and central parts of the country till date but kratom is sold illegally in Southern Thailand. Due to this, today the Thai kratom that is available in the market is grown in other countries but not in Thailand.