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The History of Kratom - Tue, 3 Oct 2017 00:00:00 EST

A native plant to southeast Asia, kratom (Mitragyna Speciosa) can be found growing wildly across Thailand, Indonesia, Malaysia, and Borneo. It has been harvested for centuries for it’s its, mood elevation, calming and stimulating properties. Kratom is still a natural solution many seek out today, as a component in their holistic health toolbox.The Background of KratomKratom has been used for thousands of years by local villagers for therapeutic reasons, but it didn’t gain attention outside of southeast Asia until the early 1880s when it was discovered and documented by botanist, Pieter Willem Korthals. Traditionally, kratom has been used by Thai peasants, laborers, and farmers. It’s illegal in two of its native regions, Thailand and Malaysia. There are many kratom users worldwide who voice strong opinions over ending the criminalization of kratom, and ending the corrupt political ties to its illegalization that favored the booming opium trade of the past century. Today, Kratom is legal in most U.S. states.The Kratom Plant and Its VarietiesKratom, a part of the Rubiaceae coffee tree family, comes in four primary species that originate in different regions in southeast Asia, and provide varying effects:· Bali—Gives a more relaxing effect at higher doses, and can be stimulating when taken in low doses.· Thai—The longest lasting and strongest of the varieties. It’s said to be calming.· Malaysia—Almost identical to Balinese kratom. You may hear the term “ketum” used to describe kratom from Malaysia.· Maeng Da—Maeng Da kratom translates to “pimp grade” kratom and originates from Thailand. It’s the strongest kratom strain available and is used for its energizing effects. Kratom strains are further categorized by “vein:” · Red Vein—Longer lasting, and more relaxing and less stimulating than other strains· Green Vein—Energizing and uplifting· White Vein—Energizing and euphoric Choosing the Best Kratom from a Quality SupplierThe key to choosing the best kratom supplier is finding a quality source that chooses their kratom from the finest sources grown organically in its native region. Look for a supplier that carries multiple strains to offer you all of the mood-boosting, energizing, and calming effects you need to feel your best. *Disclaimer: All products on the website are not for human consumption, and are for aromatherapy and research purposes only. ,

Where Does Kratom Come From? - Wed, 13 Sep 2017 00:00:00 EST

Kratom is native to the tropical climates of Southeast Asia. Check out our interactive map above to learn more about this region and the amazing kratom that grows there! ,

The Ultimate Kratom Quiz - Mon, 28 Aug 2017 00:00:00 EST

Indigenous to the tropical climates of Southeast Asia, kratom is an herb that has been used as an effective natural medicine for many centuries. Kratom is broken into a few strains that promote different effects and can help users relax, sleep better, or have more energy through the aromatic properties. Kratom is also a potent natural pain reliever and is used by many to reduce chronic pain and discomfort. In fact, many researchers agree that kratom may be the solution for an all-natural alternative to opioid pain medications, and as a safe and healthy way to combat addiction to pain-relieving drugs. If you’ve been wanting to find a natural pain reducer, you can use the various strains of kratom to find relief. Kratom can also be used as a stimulant and gentler alternative to caffeine and energy drinks, without the crash and burn. If you want a safe and gentle way to relax and unwind in the evening to sleep more deeply, or you simply need a way to ease anxiety and stress, kratom is an effective, all natural solution that doesn’t come with any negative side effects. Kratom is a wonderful solution for helping users achieve optimum health. Many people use the aromatic benefits of kratom to boost their mood, or simply achieve a more relaxed and focused mindset. Intrigued to learn more about this ancient natural remedy? Test your knowledge of kratom and learn more interesting facts about this age-old herb with our new interactive quiz! Kratora does not sell kratom for human consumption. ,

Popular Strains of Kratom and Their Effects - Wed, 23 Aug 2017 00:00:00 EST

Kratom is a tropical plant that originated in parts of Southeast Asia. It has traditionally been used for its many effects, including euphoria, increased energy, reduced fatigue, and relief from anxiety, depression, and pain. There are many different strains of this plant that are available; try using one of the following strains to help alleviate your symptoms. For a quick summary of these strains, check out this infographic. 1. Maeng Da: Maeng Da is the highest potency strains currently available. It has the highest concentration of alkaloids, which is the source of the effects associated with kratom. Maeng Da is known for producing euphoria and high levels of energy. 2. Malay: Malay kratom originates from Malayasia and is also known as Malayasian, or Green Malay Kratom. This strain produces a more energetic, yet controlled effect. It produces a strong euphoria and a gentle rush that makes it a wonderful strain to start your day. 3. Bali: Like it’s name, this strain of kratom originates from the calm and gorgeous island of Bali. This particular strain produces soothing and relaxing effects and is perfect for someone who is feeling anxious or stressed. 4. Thai Red: Thai Red kratom gets its name from the red veins that are found on the underside of the its leaf. This strain is one of the most relaxing strains available and produces feelings of emotional wellbeing and euphoria. It is also said to help relieve pain and discomfort. 5. White Borneo: The White Borneo strain helps to relieve feelings of depression, low energy, or difficulty concentrating. It can be combined with Maeng Da to prolong its shelf life and enhance its effects, or used alone for extra energy and euphoria. Kratom has long been used by people in the South Pacific to help with depression, pain and anxiety. Check out www.buykratom.us to purchase these or other strains of this natural alternative today! Kratora does not sell products for human consumption. ,

Making Kratom Incense - Fri, 18 Aug 2017 00:00:00 EST

Kratom is frequently used in aromatherapy or incense due to its energizing and euphoric effects. Rather than buying a pre-made incense product, it’s so easy to make one at home. Plus, you can customize the incense by using your favorite scents! In order to make kratom incense, you will need: 1-2 tablespoons of your preferred herbs to combine with kratom. Lemongrass, lavender, cedar or sandalwood work very well.Notebook and paper to keep track of what you are using so you can replicate your recipes in the future if you wantMortar and pestle to grind your scents Makko, which is what will make the incense burn Distilled water, warmed Uncoated bamboo sticks Wax paper Making incense is very simple, but the process does take a few days, so make sure to plan ahead. 1. Mix and grind your herbs together with the kratom using your mortar and pestle. 2. Let them sit together for a few hours to thoroughly combine. 3. Add the Makko. Start with 10-25% for herbs and spices, or 40-80% when using resins. Start on the lower end and add a little bit at a time. 4. Put aside a little of the mixture in case you add too much water and need to thicken it a bit. 5. Slowly add the warmed distilled water until it reaches the consistency of play-doh. It should be moldable, but still able to keep its shape. Add back a little of the withheld mixture if you need it. 6. Knead the dough for several minutes to make sure everything is mixed well. 7. Take a 1-2 inch chunk of the dough and roll it out until it is around ¾ the length of the bamboo sticks. Wrap the dough around the bamboo sticks and place on a piece of wax paper. 8. Rotate them a few times a day so that the water can evaporate and the sticks can dry. Give it a good 4-5 days, until they can stand up and are bendable. To purchase high-quality kratom for your incense, check out www.buykratom.com. ,