Dangers of Eating Kratom Leaves
Kratom, the name may be rarely heard by our ears. Although the name is a plant that grows in the Kalimantan region, rarely does anyone talk about kratom in various talks. However, the leaf-shaped Kratom is known as a painkiller, anti-inflammatory, and even herbal remedy for reducing drug addiction as well as Maeng da kratom.
Kratom leaf which has the Latin name Mitragyna speciose has until now become one of the export commodities for Indonesia because the leaves are often taken abroad as ingredients for medicines in several countries. Besides, kratom leaves can also be processed into powder, kratom tea, or consumed raw for health needs.
But behind the benefits and benefits of kratom leaves that grow in the tropics, stored negative effects obtained from the leaves are said to be the same as the effects of cocaine and opium, two of the drugs which are banned in many countries. Even the Indonesian government through the National Narcotics Agency (BNN) is currently studying to forbid kratom leaves because they contain various compounds that cause addiction.
In Indonesia, kratom has been included in the list of New Psychoactive Substances (NPS) by the National Narcotics Agency Laboratory (BNN) and has even been recommended as a class 1 narcotics group. However, the kratom leaf which is named Latin Mitragyna species has not been included in the Minister of Health Regulation. Number 13 of 2014 concerning changes in the class of narcotics.
About how the effects of consumption of kratom leaves, quoted from hellosehat.com kratom leave themselves if consumed in low doses have benefits, such as pain relief and provide stimulant effects, such as having more energy, more alert, and happier visit to buy kratom.
Kratom which contains mitragynine and 7-hydroxy mitragynine alkaloids has been proven to provide analgesic, anti-inflammatory, or muscle relaxant effects so kratom or we also encounter such as Maeng da capsules is often used to relieve symptoms of fibromyalgia.
However, if kratom is used in high doses (about 10 to 25 grams or more), kratom can have a sedative effect such as narcotics. Even the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) says that excessive kratom consumption can cause psychotic symptoms and psychological addictions such as hallucinations and dependence on these objects. Similar to cocaine, a drug that also comes from plants.