Kratom can be used in many different ways, one of the most common of which is as tea. Taking it as a tea offers a variety of benefits and downsides in comparison to other methods.
Aside from the popular ‘toss and wash’ method of taking Kratom, the tea is relatively quick and easy to prepare for anyone with pretty good results.
What is Kratom Tea?
Kratom tea is a favorite drink, particularly in Southeast Asia, where it replaced the regular consumption of coffee and tea due to its stimulating, invigorating and energizing capabilities.
This traditional tea is prepared with use of Mitragyna Speciosa leaves, which contains alkaloids known to have sedative and stimulating effects on the mind and body.
Effects of Kratom Tea
When compared with liquid extracts and raw leaf, Kratom tea has its unique benefits. The leaves are known for the potent alkaloids embedded in it. These natural compounds are released much faster when exposed to heat.
By drinking the tea, it reaches the bloodstream more rapidly and has a faster onset of effect. Contrary to what others claim, the original Kratom alkaloids are not destroyed or damaged when exposed to high temperatures.
Compared to ‘toss and wash’ method, Kratom tea offers a slight difference when it comes to the experience. Most Kratom users reported that the tea is more stimulating while the pain relieving effect is a bit reduced.
Also, many claims that the euphoric and mood-boosting effects are enhanced compared to the usual effect of directly taking Kratom powder, especially on an empty stomach. These claims are probably because of the rapid digestion and absorption of Kratom alkaloids.
If you are looking for maximum pain relief and sedation, then this method of preparation may not be the best. But if you are seeking for an increase in energy and enhanced mood, you will significantly benefit from this method. Interestingly, the unpleasant ‘wobbles’ can be avoided with Kratom tea, which is a common side effect when taking Kratom powder straight.
Top 5 Kratom Tea Benefits
Each person has their preferred way of making Kratom tea. Regardless of the way you make it, it will always bring positive effects to your body.
Below are the top 5 benefits of taking Kratom in tea form:
- Eases indigestion:
If you feel bloated, constipated or experiencing abdominal cramps due to indigestion, Kratom tea may be the solution for you. Rather than taking over-the-counter or prescription medications, this great tea can heal the body the natural way without any side effects. Further, it prevents intestinal discomforts and constipation, hence promoting proper digestion of food and boosting your metabolism.
- Offers stimulating and energy-boosting effects:
This is the most remarkable effect of Kratom tea – it awakens your senses, invigorates your body on a cellular level and stimulates your mind. If you feel tired or sleepy, try drinking Kratom tea instead of coffee. It is the perfect beverage to pick you up, transforming your sluggish body into one oozing with energy and positivity.
- Reduces pain:
Though not as strong as taking Kratom straight, Kratom tea still offers pain-relieving benefits. If you are experiencing flu, headaches, body discomforts or menstrual cramps, this tea provides a soothing comfort to reduce your aches and pains. When taken regularly, your body pains are gradually healed, and you’ll feel much better.
- Improves complexion:
Numerous studies done in Southeast Asia have revealed that benefits of Kratom in enhancing users’ complexion and skin health. Kratom’s stimulating nature promotes circulation and increase in blood flow, which makes the complexion fair, rosy and fresher. Besides, because Kratom tea balances the pH level of the body, it helps speed up healing of skin dryness or sun-damaged skin.
- Boosts mood.
Because of its ability to awaken your senses, the tea also helps release endorphins – a type of peptide that activates the opiate receptors of the brain, causing a feeling of happiness, relaxation and even reduction of depression and anxiety. Just by drinking Kratom tea, you can feel better mentally, getting spa-like relaxation within the comforts of your home.
Which Kratom powder to choose from to make tea?
When it comes to choosing which Kratom tea powder to use, it is essential to know what kind of effect you want. Any powdered Kratom will work, but many people often prefer the red-veined Kratom strain, specifically the Red Bali as it produces a powerful relaxing effect, providing a soothing, comforting feeling that will make you forget your worries.
If you want an opposite effect – that is, a strong kick on your energy level, then Maeng Da Kratom powder can do this. The White Vein Kratom can also provide this effect. Aside from the strain, the Kratom effects that you can experience will also depend on the dosage you use and your taste. Still, it is necessary to experiment on various strain to discover the right one for you.