Kratom can be ingested in different ways. The preferred method is the preparation of tea. There are alternative methods that will help you make the most of kratom.
The Kratom comes in different forms in the market: leaves, powder and resin. The resin and powder are generally stronger than the leaves, still, each power also depend on the age and quality of the plants that were extracted. Some sites offer what is called ‘commercial leaves’, which refers to a mixture of leaves of different qualities. These are quite good to make your own extract.
You will also find selected high quality leaves or powders (which in general are just crushed leaves). These are usually more expensive, but you will need less. It is not easy to secure what is best. You should try to find a reputable supplier who can guarantee good quality kratom.
The dosage also depends very much on the power of kratom used. In general, 5-10 grams of dried leaves should be enough for inexperienced users. Reduce dose when using kratom powder, as usually is stronger than single leaves (3-5 grams). Same with the resin. Kratom not produce vice if used responsibly and with a frequency of no more than once or twice a month. However, regular consumers feel the need to increase the dosage after a while.
There are several ways of consuming kratom. You can chew the leaves, smoke them or tea. This last method is the easiest way of consuming kratom.
In Thailand, it is common kratom leaves (after removing the central vein puncturing) is chew. Dried leaves can also be chewed, but since they are a little hard, most people prefer to chop or grind, and make dust first. It should chew well for quite some time. After chewing many people drink warm water or tea.
Another method of use is smoking kratom, but does not offer major advantages chewing or drinking tea, and also the number of sheets which is the usual dose is smoking too easily.
Kratom tea preparation
One of the tastiest ways of consuming kratom tea is:
• Put 5-10 grams of crushed leaves in small amount of hot water and let infuse for 5-10 minutes.
• Add black or herbal tea and sugar or honey.
You can prepare an extract in boiling pulp dried or fresh leaves for quite some time. This can be preserved for later use. It may take a pinch of this extract (which is also sold in various stores), or can be dissolved in hot water and consumed as a tea. Some people prefer to mix kratom tea with ordinary black tea or other herbal teas before consuming. This is done to make it more enjoyable. You can also add sugar or honey to sweeten.
Another proven method is to prepare a liquid extract as a tea. The following is a basic recipe taken from Internet:
• Take 50 grams of dried kratom leaves and chopped, and place in a pot. Add a liter of water.
• Simmer for 15-20 minutes.
• Strain the tea into a bowl and keep the liquid. (Squeeze the leaves in the strainer to extract as much liquid as you can).
• Replace the leaves into the pot and add another liter of fresh water. Repeat steps 2 and 3.
• (After squeezing the sheets a second time can be discarded).
• Mix both liquid boils in the pot and boil until the volume is reduced to about 100 ml.
The same preparation method can be used with greater or lesser amounts of grass with only modify the volume of water. Kratom tea can be stored safely in the refrigerator for 5 days. Probably also can keep a little more, but better not to risk and consume within five days. It can be stored for months if you add alcohol. By adding 10% alcohol will keep for several months (in the refrigerator). This corresponds to part vodka (whiskey, rum, vodka, or a similar spirit) to three parts kratom tea.
In general, it is not recommended to combine drugs. However, some users report that certain combinations are pleasant and apparently no harm. Surely you can combine kratom with ordinary tea without risk. It has been used in combination with a tea made from red flowers wild poppy (Papaver rhoeas), which causes an extremely mild narcotic effect itself, and with a sedative and euphoric tea made from blue water lily (Nymphaea caerulea). It is safe also combine it with small amounts of alcohol, however, avoid large quantities. Some people say that like to smoke snuff or marijuana while under the effect of kratom.