Kratom, commonly referred to as Mitragyna Speciosa, is an evergreen tree of tropical origins. Native to Southeast Asia, Kratom has been used in modern medicine for hundreds of years. Maintaining properties similar to an opioid, stimulant like effects are very typical.
When it comes to using Kratom for medicinal purposes, the most popular strain would have to be Maeng Da Kratom. Interestingly enough, especially due to its popularity, many know very little in regards to this specific strain.
It should be noted that the majority of research and information about this specific strain needs to be cross referenced before you or anyone else make the decision to start using Kratom. This is due to the massive amount of misinformation that can be found online. Often at times people claiming to know plenty about this are very wrong, and lead people to make very bad decisions.
Similar to how many people don’t understand much about this strain, the origin is also often veiled from the eyes of those who may need information. Conspiracy theorists have brought forward claims that the strain is genetically modified, and should even be stayed away from. All that’s really been confirmed in terms of its origin is that it’s made through grafting. Grafting is a term that encompasses the act of transplanting plant tissue onto other tissue in order to make the specific strain needed.
As for real life application of this strain, it typically is used as a stimulant rather than a pain killer. In various work environments, especially hot and muggy ones at that, workers tend to use the strain in order to just cope with the exhausting conditions. You’d think that as the strain would typically involve pain reducing effects, it wouldn’t be appropriate for a work environment as a lack of pain sensitivity can be very dangerous. However, this specific strain, unlike the others, produces a very strong stimulant level and a rather low pain reduction level. It’s also important to note that usually people would have to choose between the two effects or get them both to an extraordinary degree, however this specific strain removes that choice.
A very interesting idea to consider and ponder over is the fact that this strain is not only used for manual labour, but for mental work as well. Writers, mathematicians, and of course any other brain heavy labour would be drastically improved due to the opioid like elements within the Kratom itself.
As with everything now a days, side effects should be taken into consideration. Although, lucky for the ones who actually use the strain, Maeng Da Kratom is known to be a clean strain. Very little side effects have been reported or have been expected to be reported.
If you or a family member are considering using this strain, speak to your doctor or general practician before any type of use.