What Is Kratom
No doubt, this question has been at the center of a myriad of debates. Nearly everyone wants to know if kratom is the next-best thing. From health enthusiasts to medical professionals. this question has definitely raised a lot of dust. Heck! It’s the reason you’re reading this; following every line. So, let’s get to business: what is kratom, and what are the facts you need to know about this herbal incense.
So, what is Kratom?
Scientifically known as Mitragyna speciosa, Kratom or ketum belong to the coffee plant family. With a long history of providing medicinal benefits such as energy boost and pain alleviation. The kratom herb has not only infiltrated the western world and it is also still very much legal in most countries. This said, let’s explore how these herbs work, and why they are regarded as the “next big discovery” in aromatherapy and incense production.
How Does it Work?
So, how does it affect the body system? Kratom works by interacting with the opioid receptors in the brain, hence inducing emotions such as pleasure and sedation. Users might also experience a reduction in pain when this extract is used in large quantities. Its main compounds, 7-a-hydroxymitragynine, and mitragynine, are not only responsible for the above-mentioned effects but also interact with other receptors to create a stimulant effect. No doubt, kratom is regarded as potent since users can feel the effects 5 to 10 minutes. Low amounts create increased feelings of energy, social behavior, and energy. Higher amounts, on the other hand, creates feelings of sedation, pleasure, and reduced pain. Since kratom shares similar benefits with opiates and stimulants, it also comes with the same addiction effects. To explore its effect, let’s move to the next section
What Is Kratom: Kratom Benefits
Kratom for Incense and Aromatherapy Purposes
For millennia, aromatherapy has provided succor to people and has also helped to alleviate several ailments. Yes, from breathing in specially created scented oils, many discovered the soothing effects of Aromatherapy. Now, the stakes are higher – thanks to the discovery of new herbs like kratom in the western world, you stand to benefit from this wondrous effect of this herb. Kratom unlike other stimulants, comes with a plethora of health benefits, much of which is yet to be discovered. For now, users of kratom-infused aromatherapy candles can vouch for its alleviating effect on symptoms such as muscle ache, fatigue, and even blood pressure level correction. However, not everyone can create this candle. Why? Take it into consideration that kratom essential oil is largely uncharted territory. So, here’s how to create your own kratom aromatherapy candle.
First, Gather the Materials
Bee wax or Paraffin wax; it’s preferable to go for beeswax due to its natural source.
Kratom powder; you can create this by drying and subsequently grinding the kratom leaves under hygienic conditions. The red strain is preferable due to its sleep-inducing attribute.
Dyes or crayon for aesthetics
Other materials include; transparent glass, two chopsticks, used cans, and a small pot.
Prepare the Transparent Glass Container. For this stage, insert the candle axis (mattress yarn right in the middle of the candle. How will you make it stand? Pinch it between two chopsticks, and tape it to the top of the container.
Measure the wax you will need for this process. First, know that candle wax shrinks to twice its original volume when solid. Use a measuring cup for accuracy.
Now, melt the wax by inserting the can containing the wax into a pot of steaming water. Ensure that the water doesn’t seep into the wax-containing container.
Once melted, add the kratom strains. You can choose between the red, green, gold, or white strain, depending on the quality you’re searching for. Stir the mixture using a wooden spoon, and pour it into the transparent glass bottle. You can also add in your preferred color in the form of crayons, oil paints, and dyes.
Satisfied with the result? Proceed by adding essential oil to the mixture. 10 drops of your preferred essential oil are just perfect to get the right effect. Want to try out some DYI essential oil? Grate an orange or lemon peel to give it that citrusy scent. Omit to add scented essential oil if you want to retain that “kratom-scent”.
Kratom’s Myriad of Health Benefits
Before you vilify this herb, here’s one thing you need to understand: kratom belongs to the coffee family. No doubt, it shares similar stimulant abilities with coffee albeit in higher concentrations. Kratom is reported to have the ability to help with anxiety, cough, diarrhea, pain, high blood pressure, and sexual performance. We’ve seen an exponential increase in positive feedback from users of this herb.
In the case, users try this herb for their medical conditions, the following precautions are considered paramount in order to avoid health complications.
Kratom is, no doubt, mish-mash of extraordinary potentials and effects. With this, we believe we’ve successfully introduced you to kratom.