Many states seem to be in a rush to ban Kratom, which is a plant derivative and found to have many therapeutic uses. A rush that has scared many users of kratom that take the plant for it benefits. Yet, the new ban on the plant is surprising considering how beneficial it can be.
Kratom is essentially a medicinal herb and research has put forth many benefits of using Kratom, in fact. You can find details about Kratom in many reputed biological journals in the world. It contains some effective alkaloid specifications due to which it possess great healing and therapeutic properties. It is definitely one of the rarest and valuable plants in the world today.
First, it is an ideal replacement for opioid and much less harmful than the ones produces synthetically. Thailand banned it in the year 1943 because they thought that Kratom will soon replace opium and that the government will lose the tax on it.
Prohibition on Kratom
Kratom is available in three varieties – red vein, white vein and green vein. As a substitute, Kratom is found in plants and a natural substitute which can treat so many harmful removal symptoms caused by drugs and thus providing useful benefits. Krave, a much popularized branded capsule is also in circulation in several countries, thereby leading these states to put a ban on this plant. Misleading information about this plant has caused the prohibition of Kratom in many countries. But, few countries banned the products of Kratom to withstand losses because of higher sales of Kratom usage too.
Anti Kratom legislation has started working in several states of Kentucky, Georgia and Florida, as per the American Kratom Association. The sponsor of the Alabama bill, Democrat Senator Arthur Orr, has included the active ingredients of Kratom, 7-hydroxymitragynine and mitragynine in the Schedule I category.
It is known that the active ingredient of Kratom, Mitragynine has the ability to bind opioid brain receptors; those which are the similar receptors reacting to oxycodone, heroin and morphine. Properties of Kratom like the opiod’s habit forming nature and withdrawal symptoms are quite similar to that of heroin or other painkillers, though not very potent. As mentioned earlier, Mitragynine binds opiod brain receptors but not as strong as the synthetic opiods too; however, the principle behind its working is the same.
Kratom is an amazing plant with healing properties and known to be the fortunate for people who wish to get away from opioid addiction. It is unfortunate that such a plant that possesses so many healing properties and which can be a cheap and accessible substance for many medicinal purposes has to face ban because of some rumors. We imagine more research is needed in order to bring all these controversies to end and help people to understand the varied benefits and risks of this natural plant.