Why The Bad Rep?

Before we start, what is Kratom? It is a plant in the coffee family (they are practically sisters) called Mytragyna Speciosa. Native to the southern part of Asia like Malaysia, Thailand, Indonesia and Myanmar. Traditionally, people use Kratom to alleviate pain, improve their mood, overcome insomnia and depression, increase energy and motivation. To add a sense to their well being.
A lot of people who suffers from chronic pain, once they found out about Kratom usually go with it and never look back. For them it is an option to live holistically without being dependant on prescribed medication. The same with drug addicts who wants to call it quit. Rather than putting more substance into their body to flush out the bad chemical, they let their body heals with nature’s way.
But its not all sugar and sweets, just like everything else Kratom can show some side effect to certain people when they are getting too much. The most common sides are vomiting, nausea and upset stomach. Even this Therefore it is important to measure yourself accordingly.
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Then so why does Kratom receive so many bad reps? Several reasons; One, demographically t he people who are likely to buy Kratom tend to have a bad record or be ex-drug addicts. Society refuses to look beyond this fact to see that these people use Kratom to wean of their addiction of drugs. People who wants a second chance to improve their life, their relationship, their health. Potentially life saving situation.
Two, people are not educated or well informed enough about this plants because there are not many thorough research by doctors and scientist (yet!) this is a rather delicate situation whereas most of them are in pharmaceutical industry that wants to sell pills. A little too similar with homeopathy cases.
Here is something to think about today, do you know that when Coffee first arrived in Italy it was banned by the government because it is considered satanic? or in 1511 in Mecca where they also banned Coffee because it is believed to stimulate radical thinking? Or when it is considered a felony for women to drink tea back in the 19th century in Ireland?

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