The Pros and Cons of Kratom in Society
In some time Kratom or Bali Kratom has been widely discussed about the pros and cons of this in the community, this is debated. According to several studies that Kratom leaves have an opioid compound that is capable of triggering addiction to death, so the FDA appealed not to consume the plant because it was feared it would cause addiction, abuse, and dependency.
Kratom (Mitragyna speciose) or Red Bali kratom sometimes also called Purik Leaf is a tree of the coffee family that grows in the tropical regions of Southeast Asia. This plant can be found in Thailand, Malaysia, Myanmar, Papua New Guinea, and of course Indonesia can also use Buy Kratom.
Kratom grows as tall as 4-16 meters and ordinary people take advantage of the leaves that have a width beyond the palm of an adult. It is said in Wikipedia that Kratom has been used as traditional herbal medicine since the 19th century and of course, this plant is already familiar in our society including the Malay Community in Kapuas Hulu.
For a long time, farmers and fishermen used to consume Kratom as an herbal stimulant that was believed to be very efficacious as a booster of productivity and passion for working and driving out fatigue.
he usually fishermen and farmers consume Kratom by chewing like “Betel” or brew it like consuming tea, besides Kratom is also often used as an herbal plant to treat diarrheal diseases, pain relievers cough, and high blood pressure.
Well, why Kratom can have such properties this has been investigated by Edward W. Boyer, a professor who is engaged in the field of emergency medicine at the University of Massachusetts Medical School, according to his research results Kratom can have positive efficacy if consumed in low doses where Kratom can act as a Stimulants and help increase focus.
As for use with high doses, Kratom can be a sedative that produces anti-pain effects like opium. The relaxation sensation felt by Kratom consumers is due to Kratom active ingredients namely mitragynine and 7 hydroxy mitragynine which bind to opioid receptors in the consumer’s body and tend to have a sedative effect such as narcotics so that the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) says that excessive consumption of Kratom can cause psychotic symptoms. and psychological addiction.