12, Feb
Is Kratom Tea Safe?

The plant Mitragyna speciosa, also known as kratom tea , has been touted by some as a treatment for anxiety and depression, as well as a way to ease opioid withdrawal symptoms. It’s also been marketed as a legal herbal supplement that can stimulate physical endurance and heighten sexual energy, and can be found in the form of capsules, tablets, and tea. But is kratom safe? A study in the Feb. 3 edition of Pharmacotherapy found that long-term use of kratom is associated with serious toxicities, including agitation, tachycardia (rapid heartbeat), confusion, vomiting, drowsiness, hallucinations, seizures and coma.

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Researchers studied the results of more than 2,300 calls made to the National Poison Data System from people who said they or someone they knew had become ill after taking kratom. Most of the callers reported experiencing agitation or a rapid heartbeat, but others reported more severe symptoms, including confusion, drowsiness, stomach upset and even seizures. The study’s authors say the findings suggest that kratom should be regulated and tested, similar to other pharmaceutical drugs, and that further research is needed on its benefits and risks.

To make a cup of kratom tea, gently wash the kratom leaves and finely chop them to increase their surface area. Then bring the water to a boil and let the mixture simmer for 10-20 minutes. Stir the tea occasionally to help extract the alkaloids and flavor. Sweeten the tea with sugar, honey or stevia if desired. Then, allow the tea to cool before serving.

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