A tropical plant that’s native to Southeast Asia, Kratom can serve a horde of medicinal purposes. It is also known by its scientific name, Mitragyna Speciosa, and is nothing less than a diamond in the rough due to the health benefits it has to offer. Most of the medicinal benefits of the herb are derived from the chemical compounds and nutrients that can be found inside its leaves. It has some really powerful alkaloids, which have earned it the title of ‘super leaf’ as well. Here are some of the best medicinal uses the plant has to offer:
- Pain Relief
The most common and renowned benefit of Kratom is its use for pain relief. Indigenous cultures first consumed the leaves of this tree and the primary purpose was to alleviate pain due to its analgesic properties and the alkaloids found in it. They have an impact on the body’s hormonal system, which allows Kratom to control your response to pain. Simply chewing on the leaves can also be highly effective as the pain receptors in the body will be dulled.
- Mood Swings and Anxiety
It is a given that a substance that has the power to relieve pain is also going to have an impact on the emotional and mental stability of a person. Even when you don’t need pain relief, Kratom can be used for improving your mood alone and it has severed as an anxiolytic substance by those who suffer from chronic stress, depression, anxiety and mood swings. People don’t need to use any pharmaceuticals for dealing with their chemical imbalances as Kratom can do the job rather well by regulating the hormones in the body and creating a euphoric and calming effect.
- Heart Health
The use of the leaves of this herbal plant can also reduce your blood pressure distinctly. The chemical components in the leaves are known to influence the hormones and this allows Kratom to provide anti-inflammatory effects, which can benefit the blood vessels and arteries. This can be immensely useful for relieving the tension in the cardiovascular system and prevent a number of serious heart conditions such as strokes, heart attacks and atherosclerosis.
One of the lesser known medical purposes that Kratom can serve is the effect it has on blood sugar levels. The alkaloids contained in the leaves of the Kratom plant can aid the body in regulating the amount of insulin and glucose in the blood, which can prevent the risk of high sugar levels faced by diabetic patients. In this way, not only can you manage diabetes, but it can even be prevented in some cases.
- Sexual Stimulant
Kratom is also used by people for better sexual health because it can work as an aphrodisiac and a fertility booster. The leaf can enhance the blood flow, which can re-energize a tired libido, boost fertility and even increase conception rates.
Other than these uses, Kratom is also effective as an immune system booster and for addiction recovery, better sleep and improved concentration.