Kratom: The Botanical Therapeutic Answer For Anxiety
Many people are moving towards botanicals like Kratom and turning away from chemical pharmaceuticals to aid in anxiety. Kratom, is a tropical evergreen tree in the coffee family native to Southeast Asia. It is becoming more popular around the world for its calming properties.
Symptoms of anxiety can vary from person to person, but overall involve difficulty focusing, inability to sleep quality, restlessness, and excessively worrying, which can all interfere with day-to-day activities. Kratom can help ease anxiety symptoms and allow you to continue enjoying your favorite tasks and activities.
Traditionally chewed or brewed into tea, Westerners have altered the method of ingesting it by producing it in powdered form. It has a bitter taste, so mixing it into food or beverages, or making your own capsules of it makes it manageable.
It is important to note that low doses of it can act like a stimulant relative to caffeine, while higher doses of it can create a sedative effect. This is because of two alkaloids found in the plant: Mitragynine, its main compound, and 7-Hydroxymitragynine. It has been applied in Southeast Asia as a therapeutic medicine since the 1800s. That said, kratom must always be used responsibly, and not taken for recreational purposes.
Kratom can help provide mental clarity and clear the mind from some of the toxic thought patterns that contribute to anxiety. After adding it to my tea with lemon, I felt calm and collected and could still retain my focus.
There are many strains available, so it is important to purchase from a trustworthy source that uses only 100% natural ingredients, and has been tested by a third-party, state-certified lab to ensure purity and consistency. Kat’s Botanicals offers products that are hand-grown and harvested by Colorado and Indonesian farmers to aid in verifying the validity, origin, and quality of the leaves that they source.
The three commonly known Kratom strains are red vein, green vein, and white vein. Red vein kratom can promote peace and calm, while green vein kratom encourages motivation and optimism and helps relieve tension after a workout. White vein kratom produces a similar outcome to red vein but has an extra boost to help you seize the day. If hesitant of taking kratom to aid in a botanical form for your anxiety, you can also try CBD available in variety forms including tincture oils, gummies, and body salve.