Published: May 24th, 2017
Categories: Plants and Seeds
Kratom, also known as Mitragyna speciosa, is a type of tropical tree native to Southeast Asia. It is becoming increasingly well-known in the western world because of its psychoactive effects. The mind-altering properties of kratom are down to its chemical constituents that produce a range of effects from stimulation all the way to sedation depending upon the dose consumed.
These effects are achieved by ingesting the leaves of the plant that can either be eaten as is or processed and turned into a variety of forms such as capsules, teas and other liquids. Because of its stimulating effects at lower doses, kratom is a perfect partner for your morning cup of coffee.
It is easy to see how mixing some kratom in with your morning coffee could assist you in a multitude of ways, and that the effects of kratom actually change depending on how much you consume. Lower doses go hand in hand with the stimulating effects of caffeine and will help to supercharge your morning brew to help you power through the morning's work with increased energy, focus, and motivation.
However, we all know that too much caffeine is not necessarily a good thing. It is easy to overdo and the effects become obvious when this happens. Too much caffeine can result in restlessness, nervousness and even insomnia. This is where kratoms double action gets really interesting.
More kratom can be taken to reach the higher doses where it becomes a sedative. This can help to counter the effect of too much caffeine when you actually need to calm down and rest.
Now you know the benefits of taking kratom, the different types available to match your taste and that it goes well with coffee. Here is how to make it.
The easiest option here is to simply purchase ready-made packs of kratom powder that you can place directly into your coffee. It will completely dissolve after a quick stir.
Alternatively, you can just include kratom powder into your normal coffee brewing routine. Throw it into your french press along with some ground beans.
If you happen to have kratom leaves at your disposal, start by making a tea, about 10g of leaves per cup should suffice. Boil the leaves in water for up to 20 minutes, drain the tea and make coffee using this tea.
As with any substance, know your doses. Do your research and find out how much you should be taking to suit your needs and to remain in a safe limit.