Kratom leaves are originally consumed as a chewing substance. But most cannot chew it because of its bitter taste. Thus, Kratom gets consumed in a variety of forms which include:
- Kratom Powder
The leaf itself is perishable, so it cannot be stored fresh for a considerable period of time. Thus they are dried properly and then crushed to make a very fine powder. So, the powder can be stored for a longer period of time and can be consumed by mixing it with coffee or juice to get rid of the bitter taste.
- Kratom Capsules
The Kratom capsules are an extension of the Kratom powder. The powder is the main ingredient of the capsule which is then given a proper outer coating. The outer coating is mostly gelatin or vegetable cellulose. The vegetable cellulose capsule is generally preferred as it does not use gelatin or any animal product. It contains only purified water and HPMC. Without preservatives, these capsules are absolutely natural. Generally one capsule of Kratom would contain 0.5 grams of the powdered Kratom leaf.
Utmost care is taken to make the capsules easily soluble in the stomach, but still the action of Kratom can be a bit delayed as the outer coating needs to be dissolved first, for the Kratom to reach the body.
- Kratom tea
This form of Kratom consumption has recently become very popular.
How to make Kratom tea?
If you take about 50 grams of dry Kratom leaves and boil it in 1 litre of water for about 15 minutes, you are halfway done. Pour out the liquid by straining. Then repeat the process gain, by adding another litre of water to the same pot. Boil and strain again. Now the leaves can be discarded. The strained solution is then taken and boiled continuously, till the volume reduces to 100 ml only.
Kratom tea is ready! Keep the consistency tea like and not syrup like.
This 100 ml Kratom tea is good enough for about 7-14 mild doses or just 2 strong doses.
- Kratom resins
Another form in which Kratom is consumed is in the resin form. It is basically a very concentrated tar like form which is made by boiling the leaves extensively to create a paste.
How to make Kratom resin?
The process is easy. You need to take 25-30 grams of Kratom leaves and boil them in a litre of water for some time. Strain the liquid out, when the mixture is reduced to half. Then again add 1 litre of water and start boiling. Strain again. When the process has been repeated twice, the resulting solution has to be boiled and reduced to a syrup like consistency or even thinker. This syrup is then put on a plate and frozen.
The resin that is created from this process is extremely concentrated and should be consumed in very small doses only. It can be consumed along with coffee or juice.