Kratom is usually consumed in four ways: through the capsule, through dried leaves, as fresh leaves, and as a pulverized plant commonly sold in powdered form. Kratom users vary in their preference for how they would like to consume Kratom. Users usually base their choice on the effect they desire to achieve.
Fresh Kratom Leaves
For instance, in Southeast Asia, where Kratom is native and continuously propagated, Kratom is consumed raw. Manual laborers like farmers and workers chew at least ten leaves a day to help them have higher energy levels throughout the day. For them, Kratom’s energy boosting properties are achieved faster when fresh leaves are consumed directly, never mind its bitter taste.
Other uses for fresh Kratom leaves is by brewing it as a tea. New leaves are boiled and served to someone who may need to get well from fever, stomach pains, and body aches. Elders also administer Kratom as a dewormer for both children and adults who may have intestinal parasites. Moreover, fresh leaves are likewise brewed and taken as a social drink to lower the inhibitions of those who may be shy to mingle with other people. The tea is also known to increase libido levels as it is also known as a natural aphrodisiac.
Moreover, users utilize fresh leaves as a topical medication. The fresh leaves are pounded and are placed over wounds and areas of the body that needs numbing from pain.
Dried Kratom Leaves
Users also consume Kratom as dried leaves, particularly in areas where the supplement is indigenous. The fresh leaves are dried up, boiled, and drank as a tea. The more leaves brewed, the higher the potential for sedation and pain relief. Brewed dried Kratom leaves are beneficial for those who may have sleep issues, and have chronic pain problems.
Drying kratom leaves and pounding them into small pieces is also a manual way to pulverize kratom leaves. The crushed dried Kratom leaves can either be used as an instant tea or mixed with food or beverages.
Capsulized Kratom is the easiest form to ingest. Like traditional medication, Kratom Capsules are handy and is not messy at all. It can be ingested anywhere needed, which makes it very useful for those suffering from chronic pain or sleep issues, but need to travel overnight.
The capsule casing also protects the taste buds from the bitter after taste of most medications and supplements like Kratom. And while it assures a person an exact dose of Kratom, the correct dose becomes a drawback for those who may want to consume higher doses of Kratom. It would mean having to open up a capsule and measuring up another dose.
Powdered Kratom is one of the most preferred forms of Kratom. While it may need to be measured every time a user needs to take a dose, that same drawback is its advantage as it allows the user to adjust the dosage according to their preference. Kratom can have different effects depending on the dosage, and so through powdered form, these different health impacts can be achieved by adjusting the doses.
Powdered Kratom can be consumed simply by placing a dose on the mouth and drinking water to help swallow the dose. However, some consumers prefer mixing Kratom in different beverages like smoothies, milkshakes, coffee, and the like. Powdered Kratom can also be mixed in with savory dishes, pastries, pies, and even simple desserts. Some users even sprinkle it on applesauce. There are a lot of recipes available to those who may want to consume powdered Kratom by mixing it with the food that they eat.
When consuming powdered Kratom, users must have a measuring tool that they can help them accurately measure the doses. The powdered Kratom should also be kept in a vacuum sealed container to maintain its freshness and potency.
Here is a video showing the different ways to enjoy and consume powdered Kratom.