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South Florida Beach Day with Kratom

by Editor |February 22, 2018 |0 Comments | F2 Kratom Life Experience | , , , , , ,

 

 

 

Today my neck was hurting pretty bad!! I brewed some tea to get rid of the pain. I mixed Red Devil, White Sumatra, and Gold Sumatra and brewed it. Wow it was great and best of all my neck wasn’t hurting anymore!!! It was a fantastic beach day at Deerfield Beach!!!

My South Florida Kratom Clients are the BEST!!!!

by Editor |February 21, 2018 |0 Comments | F2 Kratom Life Experience | , , , , , , ,

 

 

I just want to thank all my Kratom customers in Palm Beach and Broward county’s!!! You are all awesome!!! I have such loyal and nice customers!! I want to remind everyone that we deliver to Palm Beach and Broward county’s!!! We really try to go above and beyond for our customers and they are so grateful for it.

The Differences Between Strain Types of Kratom

by Editor |February 5, 2018 |0 Comments | Kratom Info | , , , , , , ,

Kratom types are generally divided into three different colors. Red-vein, White-vein or Green-vein. This division is dependent on the color of the stem and vein of the leave. If you look closely at a kratom leaf you will see that the stem and vein have a certain color. This color determines the effect the kratom leaf will have on mind and body. Different color means a different effect and a different chemical composition. The stem and vein will be removed during the grinding process. Therefore It is only the leaf which is supposed to be taken, without the stem and vein.

The Kratom different kratom strains thrive at their best in different conditions and contain various alkaloids which each produce their own effects. Red vein kratom strains are suitable for certain purposes, while green and white kratom strains are more appropriate at other times.

Kratom Leaves

Red Vein Kratom

Red Vein Kratom leaves have red colored stem and veins. Red kratom is by far the best selling and most widely available strain of kratom on the market. The red vein is sold more than the green and white vein combined. The red vein kratom plant grows abundantly in Southeast Asia and is slightly more persistent than other Mitragyna Speciosa trees. Some studies claim that the substances that give rise to the red color of the veins also ensure that the plant is less susceptible to external factors.

Red vein leaves from a trusted source are great for beginners because kratom they produce pleasant calming effects. It gives peace of mind and it gives you a feeling of well-being and optimism. In addition, red kratom is suitable as a sleep aid for people with insomnia. Physically, the red vein is known to relax the body and relieve pain. It relaxes the muscles and can be used as a supplement or replacement of pharmaceutical painkillers. The strongest red kratom extracts are used to prevent withdrawal symptoms of opiate addicts.

Within the red veins, there are considerable differences in the effects and properties. Some strains such as the Red Thai or the Red Vein Borneo have a sedative effect while others like the Red Sumatra produce an elated mood. As with the other types of kratom that, the effects depend on the dose. The red vein produces in small doses a stimulating effect, but overall are the red vein strains are used to promote peace and tranquility.

 

White Vein Kratom

White vein kratom is known as a stimulant and positive mood enhancer. The effect of each strain off course depends on numerous factors such as the quality of the product, lifestyle and tolerance level of the individual. However, the trend is that the white veins are most stimulating and euphoric of all kratom strains. White kratom is increasingly taken instead of coffee (caffeine) for alertness, concentration and cheerfulness. Many have come to take white kratom for increased concentration, motivation and stamina during long working days.

For those who experience gloomy periods or at times feel very exhausted experience the best results when using this strain of kratom. Advisable is to not take this too late in the day as this can lead to restless sleep. It is common practice to mix white vein powder with red vein strains in order to achieve a more balanced boost in energy.

 

Green Vein Kratom

Green Vein Kratom can best be described as somewhere in between the red and white kratom strains. It is a mild energy booster that can brighten one up.

People who have experimented with it report that it helps them to enhance alertness and focus, to get in the “flow”. The green vein strains are more subtle than the red or white veins. In general, they can be useful in treatment of pain and other discomforts, precisely because the green veins do not lead to drowsiness, which is often caused by other analgesic supplements.

Green vein kratom can be mixed with red or white kratom strains to create a more rounded flavor with a more sophisticated effect. When properly mixed it prevents the excessive anesthesia of the red veins and the overstimulation of the white veins.

Due to the balanced functioning green vein kratom is often used against social fears. You will be less afraid and more able to disregard the importance of other people’s impressions and opinions. Therefore, the green veins are popular during recreational activities such as a night out in town. Green vein kratom makes you more talkative, friendly and cheerful. You will be more inclined to immerse yourself among people while comfortable in your own skin.

 

Red, white or green kratom?

Which kind of kratom is most appropriate for you depends on your personal preferences and the situation you’re in. With kratom this can be quite complicated because the effects can vary within the same strain color. It depends on quality, location, climate, harvesting method etc. Not all red veins will have the same results and this also applies to the white and green veins.

The characteristics described in this article can best be considered as general guidelines for each kratom strain and color. A great way to determine which kratom strain is best for you is to order a kratom sample pack. The sample pack contains kratom powders of all the different strains we offer at Kratomgardens. With ordering a kratom sample pack you can find out for yourself what kind of strain is most suitable for your needs.

 

 

Gold Sumatra Kratom Information

by Editor |February 2, 2018 |0 Comments | Kratom Info | , , , , , , , , , , ,

 

Here is some information about our Gold Sumatra Kratom. It is AWESOME!!!! Check it out!! It’s only $9.99 an ounce!!!

Origins of Sumatra Gold Vein

Sumatra Kratom has been around for centuries and it is popular for its prominent effects. The local culture culture of Sumatra has used it for many centuries as a natural herb remedy. Unlike the traditional red, white, and green strains. The gold, or sometimes referred to as yellow veins, have recently gained popularity in the West.

The name indicates that this is a strain from Sumatra, which is a large island in Indonesia. As such, Sumatra harbors the climactic conditions favorable for the growth of Kratom.  All things considered, the rainy, humid and tropical weather provides ideal conditions for the growth of Kratom. Overall the Sumatra Gold Vein offers a high alkaloid content strain that provides supreme natural benefits.

Benefits of Sumatra Gold Vein

People who have enjoyed Sumatra Gold Vein have reported the following benefits:

  • Pain relief
  • Relaxation
  • Regulated sleep cycle
  • Help with insomnia
  • Relief from opiate withdrawals

Furthermore, users have reported that the Sumatra Gold Vein has helped improve their overall mood. Similarly people report that the strain helps relieve anxiety as well. This Sumatra strain has very defined and crisp effects. Uniquely providing users with an energy as well as relaxation.

This is not approved by the FDA.

What is Kratom , Another Defition from another perspective

by Editor |September 18, 2017 |0 Comments | Kratom News | , , , , , , ,

What is kratom?

Kratom (Mitragyna speciosa) is a tropical evergreen tree in the coffee family. It’s native to Thailand, Myanmar, Malaysia, and other South Asian countries. The leaves, or extracts from the leaves, have been used as a stimulant and a sedative. It’s also been reported for treating chronic pain, digestive ailments, and as an aid for withdrawal from opium dependence.

However, there have not been enough clinical trials to help understand the health effects of kratom. It also hasn’t been approved for medical use. Read on to learn about what is known about kratom.

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Is it legal?

Kratom is legal in the United States. However, it’s not legal in Thailand, Australia, Malaysia, and several European Union countries.

In the United States, kratom is usually marketed as an alternative medicine. You can find it in stores that sell supplements and alternative medicines.

Why and how do people use it?

At low doses, kratom has been reported to work like a stimulant. People who have used low doses generally report having more energy, being more alert, and feeling more sociable. At high doses, kratom has been reported as being sedative, producing euphoric effects, and dulling emotions and sensations.

The main active ingredients of kratom are the alkaloids mitragynine and 7-hydroxymitragynine. There is evidence that these alkaloids can have analgesic (pain relieving), anti-inflammatory, or muscle relaxant effects. For this reason, kratom is often used to ease symptoms of fibromyalgia.

The plant’s dark green leaves are usually dried and either crushed or powdered. You can find fortified kratom powders, usually green or light brown in color. These powders also contain extracts from other plants.

Kratom is also available in paste, capsule, and tablet form. In the United States, kratom is mostly brewed as a tea for the self-management of pain and opioid withdrawal.

Stimulant effects

According to the European Monitoring Centre for Drugs and Drug Addiction (EMCDDA), a small dose that produces stimulant effects is just a few grams. The effects usually happen within 10 minutes after ingesting it and can last up to 1 1/2 hours. These effects can include:

  • alertness
  • sociability
  • giddiness
  • reduced motor coordination

Sedative effects

A larger dose of between 10 and 25 grams of dried leaves can cause a sedative effect, with feelings of calmness and euphoria. This could last for up to six hours.

Why is it controversial?

Kratom hasn’t been studied in-depth, so it hasn’t officially been recommended for medical use. Clinical studies are very important for the development of new drugs. Studies help to identify consistently harmful effects and harmful interactions with other drugs. These studies also help to identify dosages that are effective yet not dangerous.

Kratom has the potential to have a strong effect on the body. Kratom contains almost as many alkaloids as opium and hallucinogenic mushrooms. Alkaloids have a strong physical effect on humans. While some of these effects can be positive, others can be causes for concern. This is all the more reason why more studies of this drug are needed.

Results from one study confirmed the addictive properties of mitragynine, the major psychoactive alkaloid of kratom. Dependence can often cause side effects like nausea, sweating, tremors, the inability to sleep, and hallucinations.

Also, the production of kratom hasn’t been regulated. The FDA does not monitor the safety or purity of herbs. There are no established standards for safely producing this drug.

http://www.healthline.com/health/food-nutrition/is-kratom-safe#about1

Kratom Dose

by Editor |August 28, 2017 |0 Comments | Kratom Info | , , , , ,

How to Take and Dose Kratom

Following on from our introduction to Kratom, I want to elaborate in more detail how to take it and how to find the right Kratom dosage for you. Kratom really does have a “sweet spot” more so than a lot of other compounds so it requires a bit of trial and error, starting off low then increasing your amount. Don’t let this put you off, however, as this process can be a lot of fun!

It helps to be informed. Don’t be one of those people that take’s either too much or too little Kratom just one time, doesn’t experience the results they expect and then gives up. That’s not how it works and it will be doing a disservice to the powers of this plant.

Ways to Take Kratom Powder

As discussed, Kratom powder is ingested rather than smoked. Here are some popular methods for consuming it:

Toss n’ Wash: Again, this is the simplest, quickest way to get Kratom in your system and the method I typically use. I measure out the amount I need into a glass, gently tip the powder into my mouth, swill it around then swallow. Some people use a teaspoon to scoop it into their mouth and you can split it into as many mouthfuls as you prefer (i.e. not the whole amount at once). See my tips for Toss n’ Washing Kratom to learn how do it without throwing up.

Make a Tea: This is another popular method that I’ve already mentioned. You boil up the powder with some water for 30 minutes or so, let it sit, then strain off the liquid. Some people feel this results in better and more consistent effects but it’s obviously more time consuming to produce. The taste isn’t too bad and you can drink it hot or cold. It’s quite nice chilled actually.

Add to Yoghurt: Another option that I haven’t actually tried personally but some people recommend, is to add the powder to some yoghurt. Use a fruit flavored one as the goal is to mask the taste of the powder (it’s not particularly nice)! The reason I don’t do this is that it’s actually better to take Kratom on an empty stomach (see below) and this would be negating that fact. Personally, I try to get the process over with as quickly as possible rather than tasting the powder any longer than I have to, but many people swear by this approach.

Add to Protein Shake: This method I have tried with success, though again you’ll be taking the powder with calories and tasting the flavor longer than you have to, but it can work. Some people even claim they get better effects when taking their Kratom this way but I don’t believe there’s any scientific reason backing this.

In Capsule Form: I generally DON’T recommend buying Kratom pills, but if you capsule it yourself it’s certainly a convenient way to get it down your hatch without even a hint of the taste. However, one drawback to this approach is that it can require quite a few capsules at one time to get an adequate Kratom dose (10+ pills). Take with plenty of water though and you’ll be fine, and it’s definitely convenient for when you’re on the go.

These are probably the most common methods for ingesting Kratom so take your pick and discover what you prefer. Now, let’s talk about dosage:

How to Dose Kratom

As I’ve already mentioned several times and you’re probably sick of hearing, you need to find your “sweet spot”.

A Good Kratom Dosage?Start small (2 – 3g, see the below guide) and if you don’t feel anything after 20 minutes, take it up a notch. You want to feel the effects ever so slightly and take it from there, not the other way round. Too little will obviously result in nothing but even just slightly too much will give you a “heady” feeling so bear that in mind. If you feel a tad nauseous it’s a sign that your dose is too high. Way too much (10g + in one go) and you’ll probably puke.

High quality Kratom hits at 3 – 5 grams! Other sites might recommend higher doses but if you use the source I recommend you really won’t need any more than this, I promise. Not all Kratom is created equal so get the best and you’ll require much less. Your tolerance level might necessitate a higher required dose of course, which I’ll cover later one.

A Beginners Kratom Dosage Guide

Here’s a general guide for discovering your required dose for a particular strain. Do this for every new strain you try.

It’s important that you take Kratom on an empty stomach, so first thing in the morning or 2 or 3 hours after food. It can be done with food in your stomach but it will require a higher dose and I would encourage you to get a feel for it on an empty stomach first as a reference point.

Step 1: Take 2 or 3 grams on an empty stomach. You should start to feel something after 20 minutes or so.

Step 2: Assess how you feel after 30 – 45 minutes. If you think you need some more, take another 1 to 2 grams.

Step 3: Assess how you feel after 15 – 30 minutes. This really should be enough to feel something if you’re using the Kratom I recommend.

Step 4: If you still think you could do with a bit more, bump it up by another 0.5 to 2 grams.

Step 5: Hopefully by this point you can feel something and feel good! From here, just ride it out for a good 4 or 5 hours.

Step 6: After 4 or 5 hours have passed and you want to take more, repeat this process with the SAME strain you used earlier in the day.

As a beginner starting out with fresh receptors, 3 to 5 grams total will probably see you right. If you’re sub 68KG (150lbs) in weight, as a male or female, a lower dose of 1.5 grams starting out may even be enough.

For irregular use or if you rotate strains regularly to avoid tolerance, this will be as much as you’ll ever need or at least not much more.

Important Tips

Here are a couple of things I think are worth mentioning when taking Kratom and starting out for the first time, or with a strain you’ve never tried before.

Stay Hydrated! Much like coffee, Kratom will dehydrate you significantly so be sure to drink a lot of water with it. If you feel a bit “heady” it could be that you’ve taken too high a dose but if you’ve followed the guide above, it’s more likely you need a drink. You willneed more fluid than usual when taking Kratom so bear this in mind if you’re out and about.

Take on an Empty Stomach: As discussed, this is quite important, especially when starting out. You can experiment with taking Kratom with food in your stomach at a later stage but it’s good to have a reference point to work from. A full or partially full stomach will require a higher Kratom dose.

Each Strain May Require a Different Dose: This is quite important actually. Be sure to use the above dosage guidelines when ever you try a new strain for the first time as it’s likely different Kratom will have different “sweet spots” for you. Some of the “faster” strains can definitely hit harder so you’ll certainly want to start on the low end with those.

Keep a Log: It helps to make notes of your first experiences with each strain, including how how much you took, when you took it etc. and jot down your thoughts and feelings as you have them. This will help you build on each experience as you refer back to these notes, so it only gets better with each consecutive time. Personally, I’ve always written down my notes in TextEdit on Mac; quick and simple and easy to find.

Is Kratom an opiate ?

KRATOM IS NOT AN OPIATE, it is part of the coffee family and it will give you a natural burst of energy.  If does hit the opiate receptor though.

Here is a more specific article that I have found

For recreational drug users looking for an opioid like high without the legal problems of heroin, fentanyl, and oxycodone, the Southeast Asian plant called kratom (Mitragyna speciosa) has provided an attractive alternative. But, acting on anecdotal reports of people becoming dependent on kratom, six states, including Vermont and Indiana, have banned the sale and use of the herb.

The most potent of the related alkaloids was the mitragynine oxidation product 7-hydroxymitragynine. Its MOR potency was one-tenth that of morphine, while mitragynine’s was one-hundredth.

“Mitragynine is not a particularly very potent opioid,” says Dalibor Sames, a chemist at Columbia University who led the team. But, he says, it’s possible that the plant provides a high enough dose of the compound to overcome that weak potency. “The plant is designed to be a factory for mitragynine,” Sames says. Mitragynine can amount to almost two-thirds of the alkaloid extract from a kratom leaf, adds Andrew C. Kruegel of Columbia, who is the paper’s first author.

kratom saved my life, my sanity and my family.

by Editor |August 25, 2017 |0 Comments | Stories | , , , , , ,

 

I love to hear these stories

I have suffered from chronic pain for 22 yrs. I have 5 bulging and herniated disc’s, DDD, Fibromyalgia, CTS, CFS, Narcolepsy, PTSD (9/11) and recently due to Fibro I fainted and injured both ankles, both knees, R wrist and my neck from hitting my face on the bathroom counter when I dropped! 1st of all I have not had a drink of alcohol since Aug 15, 1997. So that being said you will understand my concerns as I tell my story. I have had a rough life, like most of the world, but when I get knocked down I jump right back up and keep fighting but 10 yrs ago when my fibro got so bad I couldn’t work, clean house of function with our something to take for pain. I started getting medications for pain, depression and anxiety. All through my life I have been on some kind of medication. Until 3 yrs ago I was able to “get by” Then I ended up on 13 different medications, I couldn’t work at all. I was approved for disability and had a total of 360 doctors apt in one year. YES I know! That just about 1 for every day of the year! Well between all the meds and the depression I came to the conclusion that this quality of life wasn’t acceptable. It was a logical decision. So I took 150 amitriptyline. Fortunately my brother in law got the police and medic’s to my house before he got off the phone with me. I was in ICU for 3 days on 2 IV’s at the same time. When I was “released” I was sent straight to The Ridge, a psych hospital in Lexington, KY. I was there for 10 days. The psychiatrist was trying to explain there was nothing logical about suicide from chronic pain. Till this day, I bed to differ! Since my release I have been hospitalized 3 more times for depression, cutting and more suicide attempts. I finally promised my Mother I would wait to end my life till she died. She said I couldn’t do that to her cause then who is going to take care of her. (she was taking care of me instead, ?) So I got back on the chronic depression pain horse again and fought to keep my head above water. It wasn’t until 5 months ago I was in a Fibromyalgia support group that a friend Kathy Turner sent me a pm, telling me about Kratom. I didn’t believe 1 plant held the miracle for chronic pain relief when the pharmaceutical companies couldn’t even come up with 1 drug that took care of my pain. It took me 1 month to get up the courage to actually try it. I went to a local head shop and asked them if you had kratom. That is the beginning to the end for me. The end of chronic pain, the end of multiple ER visits a week, the end of my depression, the end of me trying to always end my life! I started using kratom to help with my chronic pain but what I’ve found out is I don’t need anxiety pills any more, I don’t take antidepressants anymore, I’m off 11 medications now! I’m not a regular tat the pharmacy. I can clean my house today! I was talking to my Father last week who is President of AMS (America Military Society) and told him, if we can get my neck where I’m not always suffering I just might be able to get off Disability! That was music to his ears. He doesn’t understand chronic pain so he would always tell me I just need to stop being a baby and get a job. Well for him to hear me say that… even he is happy that I take Kratom! I can take care of my Mother today, who is very ill with emphysema. And life is not all about me. My day does not consist of sleeping and crying today. Some of the medications I am off of now are Provigil, Adderall, Gabapentin, Viibryd, the list goes on! Since taking kratom I have shared it with my sister, my PCP, my pain specialist and my therapist. I have also started a face book page, Kentucky Kratom United to send all my doctors, friends, family and anyone who is interested to hear who I no longer SUFFER! My life is full now. I can now become a part of society. I don’t have to rely on everyone to survive. But most of all… I want to LIVE TODAY! As long as Kratom is legal in America, I have a way up and a way out! REMEMBER. I have tried suicide 5 times, today I want to live, not die.
Amended.

My name is Kelly Devine I’m 43 and disabled. I live in Frankfort, KY but from Baltimore/DC. I use to work for Fed Ex Ground and AGE. I’ve been a packages handler and an Insurance Issue Clerk for the military. I recently had an appointment with my pain management in Louisville, KY after using kratom for nearly 8 months I have been told they are excited I’m doing so much better, they were concerned I was not going to make it, referring to my past 5 suicide attempts. Keep doing what I’m doing, what I’ve been doing differently was using kratom. My concern is when I went to the doctor on 7/23/15 I was informed the PM is now testing for the alkaloid mitragynine. They informed me that kratom is banned in Kentucky and is illegal. However, I created and run Kentucky Kratom United and know the facts, it is not banned in KY nor is it on the DEA’s list of banned substances. I was told a Mr. Keltner from the LMPD informed them (doctors) it is a controlled substance. I suffer Chronic Fibromyalgia, Degenerative Disc Disease, Spinal Stenosis, Carpal Tunnel Syndrome, Narcolepsy, Depression, Anxiety and PTSD. The symptoms from the combination of diseases I have can be so over whelming some days I can’t tell you what hurts worse, they all hurt equally. Before kratom I’d sleep 3 and 7 days in a row, I’d be tied to the couch or bed from lack of energy, chronic pain and depression. I have been on so many medications it would take hours to put them all on a list so I’ll relay some that I can remember. Viibryd, Prednisone, Fentanyl Patch, Oxycontin, Norco, Percocet, Endocet, Opana, Trazodone, Amitriptyline, Carisoprodol. Just to name a few. For the last 20 years I have been getting Physical Therapy, Chiropractor, Exercise, Injection Therapy and Hydrotherapy. Still I suffered! I became so bad I could no longer work 3 years ago and was granted Disability. Well 8 months ago I was in a Chronic Pain Support group and another member sent me a message telling me a story of this new plant she found and her chronic pain is now manageable, you can only imagine my response that one plant could bring this lifeless body back from the dead. It took me a month of conversations, investigating, and lot s of questions and “what if’s” Right before Christmas I made the plunge, I ordered a sample from an on line vendor because my friend explained the dangers of buying kratom in a “smoke shop”.Well Christmas came and so did my sample! I followed the directions friends told me and started small, I was astonished! With in 20 minutes my pain just melted away, no high, no blurred vision, it was just “gone” I’ve been sold ever since. I have not tried suicide, cutting or burning my arm as a pain distraction since. Being off 11 medications I have a better quality life now, before I would pass out or have black outs from all the medications I was on. Today I remember everything from the moment I wake up to the moment I fall asleep. I am a daughter now, I do chores around the house, I can go to family functions where before I was asked not to come because my medications made me an embarrassment to my family. If doctors and states ban kratom I will be back on all the medication I have had the most wonderful experience of leaving behind, the thought of not having kratom leads me down that dark path of “I’ll die, I’ll just end it all” and I do not want to die today.

 

https://www.diseasemaps.org/story/38/

Kratom Tree

by Editor |August 16, 2017 |0 Comments | Kratom Info, Kratom News | , , , , , , , ,

Kratom, the tree

Kratom is the common name for Mitragyna speciosa Korthals, a tree indigenous to Southeast Asia (Thailand, northern Malay Peninsula to Borneo). It is mostly grown in the central and southern regions of Thailand, and only rarely in the north.

The Mitragyna genus, part of the family Rubiaceae, is found in tropical and sub-tropical regions of Asia and Africa. Asian Mitragynas are often found in rainforests, while the African species (which are sometimes still classed in a separate genus, Hallea) are often found in swamps. Most species are arborescent, some reaching heights of almost 100 feet (30 meters). The genus was given its name by Korthals because the stigmas in the first species he examined resembled the shape of a bishop’s mitre. This genus is characterized by a globular flowering head, bearing up to 120 florets each. Mitragyna species are used medicinally as well as for their fine timber through the areas they grow. More recently the plant Mitragyna speciosa has also gained popularity as a recreational drug.

Mitragyna speciosa itself reaches heights of 50 feet (15 meters) with a spread of over 15 feet (4,5 meters). The stem is erect and branching. Flowers are yellow. Leaves are evergreen, and are a dark glossy green in color, ovate-acuminate in shape, and opposite in growth pattern. Kratom is evergreen rather than deciduous, and leaves are constantly being shed and being replaced, but there is some quasi-seasonal leaf shedding due to environmental conditions. During the dry season of the year leaf fall is more abundant, and new growth is more plentiful during the rainy season. When grown outside their natural tropical habitat, leaf fall occurs with colder temperatures, around 4 degrees Celsius.

Kratom Seeds

Kratom can be grown from seeds, but it is important that the seeds are fresh. Germination rates are low at 20-30%, but once germinated the seedlings can grow to an average height of 14-19 feet.

Growing

Kratom prefers wet, humus-rich soils in a protected position. Being a heavy feeder, it requires very rich, fertile soil. It is drought sensitive, and if grown out of its native habitat, sensitive to frost. Propagation is by very fresh seed or cuttings. There is a low strike rate, due to a fungus which attacks xylem tissue.

Only little is known about growing kratom. Seeds and cuttings are very hard to find. Kratom cuttings are considered somewhat difficult to grow, though the plants themselves, once established, are relatively hardy. Because of the difficulty in getting cuttings to root, many people are experimenting with cloning. Two of the primary difficulties with cuttings appear to be that they are either attacked by fungus or simply never put out roots. Suggestions for dealing with these problems include:

– putting the cutting in water with an air bubbler to increase oxygen levels;
– using a small amount of fungicide in the water to ward of fungus growth;
– changing the water every day to reduce chances of fungus.

http://www.mitragyna.com/botany

Just some Kratom information

by Editor |August 15, 2017 |0 Comments | Kratom Info | , , , , , , ,

Kratom, the tree

Kratom is the common name for Mitragyna speciosa Korthals, a tree indigenous to Southeast Asia (Thailand, northern Malay Peninsula to Borneo). It is mostly grown in the central and southern regions of Thailand, and only rarely in the north.

The Mitragyna genus, part of the family Rubiaceae, is found in tropical and sub-tropical regions of Asia and Africa. Asian Mitragynas are often found in rainforests, while the African species (which are sometimes still classed in a separate genus, Hallea) are often found in swamps. Most species are arborescent, some reaching heights of almost 100 feet (30 meters). The genus was given its name by Korthals because the stigmas in the first species he examined resembled the shape of a bishop’s mitre. This genus is characterized by a globular flowering head, bearing up to 120 florets each. Mitragyna species are used medicinally as well as for their fine timber through the areas they grow. More recently the plant Mitragyna speciosa has also gained popularity as a recreational drug.

Mitragyna speciosa itself reaches heights of 50 feet (15 meters) with a spread of over 15 feet (4,5 meters). The stem is erect and branching. Flowers are yellow. Leaves are evergreen, and are a dark glossy green in color, ovate-acuminate in shape, and opposite in growth pattern. Kratom is evergreen rather than deciduous, and leaves are constantly being shed and being replaced, but there is some quasi-seasonal leaf shedding due to environmental conditions. During the dry season of the year leaf fall is more abundant, and new growth is more plentiful during the rainy season. When grown outside their natural tropical habitat, leaf fall occurs with colder temperatures, around 4 degrees Celsius.

Kratom Seeds

Kratom can be grown from seeds, but it is important that the seeds are fresh. Germination rates are low at 20-30%, but once germinated the seedlings can grow to an average height of 14-19 feet.

Growing

Kratom prefers wet, humus-rich soils in a protected position. Being a heavy feeder, it requires very rich, fertile soil. It is drought sensitive, and if grown out of its native habitat, sensitive to frost. Propagation is by very fresh seed or cuttings. There is a low strike rate, due to a fungus which attacks xylem tissue.

Only little is known about growing kratom. Seeds and cuttings are very hard to find. Kratom cuttings are considered somewhat difficult to grow, though the plants themselves, once established, are relatively hardy. Because of the difficulty in getting cuttings to root, many people are experimenting with cloning. Two of the primary difficulties with cuttings appear to be that they are either attacked by fungus or simply never put out roots.

 

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History Kratom

by Editor |August 7, 2017 |0 Comments | Kratom News | , , ,

(present-day Kayseri, Turkey) and presented to the Monastery of the Virgin Mary near Ankara by the city’s Armenian bishop Moses. Kratom gets its genus name, Mitragyna, from the leaves’ resemblance to these ceremonial hats.Walters Art Museum

The earliest references to kratom’s use as an opium substitute in Western medical literature appeared in 1836, but it has been used for various purposes in Southeast Asia for centuries.

Mitragyna speciosa belongs to the same family, Rubiaceae, as coffee plants and gets its genus name from the leaves’ resemblance to a bishop’s ceremonial hat, called a miter.

The leaves from kratom trees contain at least 37 different alkaloids, a class of nitrogen-atom-containing compounds, but they have two primary active components: mitragynine and 7-hydroxymitragynine, or 7-OHMG, an oxidized analog of mitragynine.

The term “opiate” traditionally has been used to describe drugs derived from opium extracts of poppy plants; “opioid” refers to compounds, such as hydrocodone, that bind to the same receptors in the human brain and body that opiates do. The mitragynine compounds work, in part, by binding to these receptors, which come in three major subtypes.

 The leaves of kratom plants in Malaysia contain at least 37 different alkaloids.Darshan singh/university of science malaysia

“The first one is mu — we use the Greek letter mu to signify morphine. Morphine was particularly good at this receptor subtype, and to this day the mu receptor is a predominant one,” says Solomon Snyder. A neuroscientist at Johns Hopkins University, Snyder and colleague Candace Pert characterized the mu opioid receptor for the first time in 1973, for which Snyder won the Lasker Award in 1978.