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Kratom: The latest legal plant-based high


The latest plant to bliss out users and worry law enforcement officials is kratom, a Southeast Asian tree related to coffee, the leaves of which are chewed to produce a pleasant buzz.  Indigenous to Thailand and Malaysia, kratom (Mitragyna speciosa) is making its way into parties, festivals, kava bars and a variety of places where aficionados are employing it to get high. In Thailand, kratom leaves are typically chewed fresh, cutting out the fibrous central vein. Dried leaves are often crushed up or powdered and mixed with fruit juice.

First described in an 1839 publication by Dutch botanist Pieter Willem Korthals, kratom is used as a traditional medicine to reduce pain, as an anti-diarrheal, and as way of reducing opiate dependence. In the latter case, kratom leaves are chewed or consumed to decrease symptoms of opiate withdrawal. The plant also enjoys a legendary use for extending the duration of sexual intercourse.

The leaves of kratom contain mitragynine and several related alkaloids.  Of all the compounds present in the leaf, mitragynine appears to be the most active and the one most likely responsible for kratom’s pleasing effects. Used as an opiate substitute, kratom contains no opiates of any kind, but it does bind to the same receptor sites in the brain. It binds to the mu-opioid receptor, as do both enkephalins and morphine. Additionally mitragynine binds to kappa-opioid receptors, which are associated with pain relief and sedation. Mitragynine is adrenergic, which produces a stimulating effect, and it also binds with serotonin receptors, producing an anti-depressant effect as well. Due to this multiplicity of activities in the brain, kratom produces an overall pleasing feeling.

As with all substances that modify mood, some agencies are in an uproar over kratom, even though it mostly enjoys a long history of safe use. Currently kratom is illegal in Thailand since the passing of Kratom Act 2486 in 1943, yet Thai officials are considering reversing the 70 year old ban on kratom, due to the plant’s value in weaning addicts off of opiates. Kratom is also illegal in Malaysia, Burma and Australia, and drug officials at the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) consider it a “drug of concern.” One kratom fatality was reported in the October 22, 2012 Journal of Forensic Science, but the person who died was also taking a prescription benzodiazepine anti-anxiety drug and cold medications. Thus the actual cause of that death remains unknown.

According to users, kratom produces a pleasant feeling that lasts longer than that of a cup of coffee and produces a sense of well being, moderate euphoria and alertness. Like all psychoactive substances, different dosages produce a range of effects. In general a small amount of kratom produces a feeling of mild stimulation and alertness, while a larger dose produces a feeling of sedation. Moderate kratom use does not appear to impair motor control or promote a tendency to violence.

Concerns regarding the potential for kratom habituation abound. Even pro kratom web sites caution users not to consume this plant every day, warning of a potential dependence. The DEA stated in a January 2013 publication:

“Kratom consumption can lead to addiction. In a study of Thai kratom addicts, it was observed that some addicts chewed kratom daily for 3 to 30 years (mean of 18.6 years). Long-term use of kratom produced anorexia, weight loss, insomnia, skin darkening, dry mouth, frequent urination, and constipation. A withdrawal syndrome was observed, consisting of symptoms of hostility, aggression, emotional lability, wet nose, achy muscles and bones, and jerky movement of the limbs. Furthermore, several cases of kratom psychosis were observed, where kratom addicts exhibited psychotic symptoms that included hallucinations, delusion and confusion.”

The Thai kratom users in the DEA citing were long term, heavy consumers. Most moderate users find the plant pleasant and experience no ill effects. Those who employ it heavily every day, however, may run into problems of dependence.

Since the beginning of recorded history, people have drunk, smoked, chewed, snorted, injected and otherwise consumed psychoactive agents of all types – for the purpose of modifying mood and state of mind. Some substances, like LSD, produce radical shifts in perception and cognitive function. Others, like coffee and cocoa, simply produce a pleasant feeling. . Kratom’s safety is still up for debate, but in the meantime, it is easily available on the Internet, under several brand names. It comes in some very lively designed packages and is also found at head shops. For now its legal status in the United States remains, due to a lack of reported problems with the plant. Still, the daily heavy user should beware.

Chris Kilham is a medicine hunter who researches natural remedies all over the world, from the Amazon to Siberia. He teaches ethnobotany at the University of Massachusetts Amherst, where he is Explorer In Residence. Chris advises herbal, cosmetic and pharmaceutical companies and is a regular guest on radio and TV programs worldwide. His field research is largely sponsored by Naturex of Avignon, France. Read more at



Kratom Use Is Taking Off In The US — Is It ‘As Addictive As Heroin’? Or Can It Save Lives?

Kratom Use Is Taking Off In The US — Is It ‘As Addictive As Heroin’? Or Can It Save Lives?

   BUY Freshly Imported Kratom (Maeng Da) From Us Here In the jungles of Southeast Asia flourishes a tree whose leaves provide powerful alkaloids with some incredible, seemingly contradictory properties....

Freshly Imported Kratom (Maeng Da)

I am very passionate about Kratom and keeping legal alternatives to pharmaceuticals. Please help to keep this plant legal by taking a moment to endorse any petitions that may effect your local area. At Vine EarthMan Eric Kratom I do my best to pass this passion along to you. All leaves offered are freshly imported from Indonesia and extentions of my personal stash. If you know where I can get a better product please let me know as I am you. The Maeng Da is Maeng Da and because I am importing assures the freshest products available. Coming soon: 8 STRAINS ENROUTE FROM GROWERS. I offer heathy, rooted cuttings of Rifat and bumblebee and coming soon Red Vein Thai and Super Green Malaysian. I also have live B. caapi and Calea. Check back for other plant helpers and shoot us an email if there is something you’d like to see added. We also have an open mind to any shamanic or ethneogenic plant you may have to trade.


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 I had heard a lot about Maeng Da. Mostly how it was supposedly the strongest available plain leaf. Ordering from a few sites I was very surprised to be thoroughly disappointed in the effects. I had given up for awhile finding much more enjoyment in my beloved Elephant or Green Malaysian as well as some other surprise varieties. I read how many were packaging anything and labeling it as Maeng Da because as I had rushed out to experience the well know energizing and mood lifting effects so had many others creating the demand. After awhile my curiousity eventually led me to take a second look. Now one of my favorite varieties lets take a minute to understand how Maeng Da came to be.  



Commercial Maeng Da is very much like our previous Maeng Da “Spectrum” but with added potency at the same price! It’s a unquie strain that has a prolonged energy phase before moving into relaxation effects.

At high levels this kratom has an interesting sense of warmth and wellbeing. Much like Premium MD this commercial is great quality kratom that comes from mature trees with long lasting effects. Please note this strain is not like standard Premium Grade Maeng Da.

If you have not tried this before, we suggest a smaller purchase to make sure it is for you. We have some of the

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What is Maeng Da “Kratom”

Despite its unsavory monicker, the Maeng Da Kratom is a favorite among many Kratom users because aside from being an effective depressant and stimulant, this drug has a unique kind of “edge.” The reason for this is that this potent strain of Kratom has been modified genetically and contains more mitragynine elements than the other strains sold in market like the Thai Kratom or Rifat Strain. However, this potent strain has lesser mitragynine compared to the ones sold by IAmShamanShop and Shaman’s Garden namely the Private Reserve. Nevertheless, many Kratom users preferred the Maeng Da Kratom for its own brand of potency and stimulating effects.

Be as it may, owners of different Kratom strain chose not compete with the Maeng Da Kratom and concentrated with the finer features of their products. In this way, they came up with their own buyers even if the Maeng Da Kratom was dominating the market. As a testament to this fact, buyers could not distinguish the differences of these strains and many of them thought that they were all similar. The truth is that the extracts have different degrees in potency, but customers chose the varieties that they think were best suited for their needs.

After all that is said and done, the real winners in this trade are I AmShamanShop and Shaman’s Garden that sells these Maeng Da Kratom leaves. Aside from mixing them with tea or smoking them, customers will find that there is an extra thrill of chewing these leaves together with bethel nuts. It is quite interesting to note that Malays and Thais often enjoyed chewing these odd Maeng Da Kratom and betel combination as an alternative to other stimulants that were not really liked by these users. Perhaps the reason is the various alkaloids that are responsible for that certain “feel” that people are looking for.

The Maeng Da Kratom has very few detractors because it works very well as a depressant and stimulant. People will often find themselves more energized and euphoric for an extended period of time. Couples who have boring sex lives find themselves rejuvenated when they take Maeng DaKratom that they make love for hours. It is not surprising that more and more people are embracing this drug nowadays than ever before. For all its potency and health benefits, the Maeng Da Kratom looks similar with other Kratom varieties that people can hardly tell the difference. In the end, the fact cannot be denied that the Maeng Da Kratom will continue to thrive and more users will become more enamored with it.

Historical Use of Maeng Da Kratom

No one will argue that the Maeng Da Kratom is the most potent form of Kratom even if it has an unsavory meaning (coackroach), or (pimp). Be as it may, it is the strongest variety and can be found in Thailand. Plenty of stories abound in regard to the use of Maeng Da Kratom, but a sixteenth century story about a Thai warrior provides an amusing insight on how this potent drug was used. The name of this warrior was “Lek the Coackroach” and for some reason he was not killed or hurt in battle. Nevertheless, he was captured in battle and bought to the Burmese king to become a slave.

During those days, Lek gained a reputation for being the best beetle trainer that no one was able to defeat him, so he won many gambling bets. He had a winning streak going and this did not escape the eye of a Burmese prince, so he challenged Lek to fight his beetles. Unknown to him, Lek had devised a plan for his freedom, so he deliberately let his beetles lose two fights in a row. The Burmese prince who was very pleased with his initial victories became overconfident that he agreed to give Lek his freedom if he is able to beat his best beetle.

This was the opening that Lek needed so he proceeded to feed his beetles with the remaining Maeng Da Kratom and waited for the drug to take effect knowing very well that they would go into frenzy just like what the leaves did to his warrior companions during previous battles. True enough and to the Burmese Prince’s astonishment, Lek’s bugs overwhelmed his beetles, so he had no choice but to give Lek his freedom. Many bug lovers drew inspiration from that tale so they themselves began to use the Maeng Da Kratom to stimulate their beetles. Of course, people tried the other variations of Kratom leaves, but they conceded that the Maeng Da Kratom is the most potent.

Adding credence to the story is the fact that a Thai province named Kanchanaburi is indeed home to the Maeng Da Kratom, and the legendary warrior, Lek the Cockroach. Some people may think that the word cockroach is an ugly name, but to historians and those fond of stories Lek the Cockroach will always be remembered for his street-smart approach on how he won his freedom.
Is the Maeng Da Kratom the Most Powerful Strain?

Among the strains of Kratom perhaps the most controversial is the Maeng Da Kratom. This mysterious variety has its share of critics because they do not agree that it is the most powerful form of Kratom in the market. To them there are other strains that give a more forceful effect, but to Maeng Da Kratom lovers, this drug is enough for them. The reason Maeng Da Kratom became mysterious and controversial is the fact that it became a powerful strain that few people understood. Its critics believe that it was simply genetically modified, but this is not really the case for this plant.

Most users of the Maeng Da Kratom noted that this drug made them feel more energized and mellow compared to other stains that are sold in the market. Another factor for their preference is that the Maeng Da Kratom is way more affordable and economical. Still, some skeptics insist that this particular strain may indeed induce a powerful effect, but will not last long. Additionally, they say that the Maeng Da Kratom taken in higher high levels would lessen the euphoric feelings and instead make one depressed.

Nevertheless, defenders of the Maeng Da Kratom state that it will depend on the dosage and the amount of leaves that were used. Moreover, users will have varying experiences when they use this. If there is one thing that critics and defenders of Maeng Da Kratom agree on, is the fact that this drug is able to help a person focus significantly in any task and boosts him or her more. Additionally, the Maeng Da Kratom is a potent remedy for a variety of ailments like acute pain, 39 degree fever and loose bowel movement. More importantly, Maeng Da Kratom can be used to manage depressive feelings and control a person from being anxious.

Perhaps the best thing that can be said of the Maeng Da Kratom is that it is used to help people become more sober after they used other recreational drugs that did them more harm than good. The leaves of the Maeng Da Kratom when boiled or chewed can help users have fewer cravings for illicit drugs and alleviate their misery while they are being treated. In conclusion, the Maeng Da Kratom is now being embraced by many users because of its beneficial effects. Many people may not be enamored with it, but those who value it get to experience Maeng Da Kratom’s wonderful effects.
Maeng Da Kratom (Mitragyna speciosa)

A special kind of plant grows abundantly in the forest of Malaysia and Thailand and the Mitragyna speciosa also known as the Maeng Da Kratom is much sought after for its stimulating and sedating effects. The huge oval colored leaves of the Mitragyna speciosa have a length of fifteen meters. There are different kinds of alkaloids that are part of this Kratom plant, but the most essential component is mitragynine. Incidentally, the Mitragyna speciosa is highly potent and it is noted for its powerful effects to users who want to be alleviated from their various ailments.

Curiously, the Maeng Da Kratom is called “pimp grade,” due to its very strong smell. The effects of the Mitragyna speciosa vary and at the very least, a low dosage will be able to stimulate a user more while higher a dosage enables one to feel dreary. Incidentally, the Mitragyna speciosa is a very effective aphrodisiac according to the testimonies of some users, so it is no wonder that it is highly in demand. Among the Kratom varieties that are out in the market, the Mitragyna speciosa has the highest quality because it energizes people within ten minutes and they feel euphoric up to ten hours.

The Mitragyna speciosa can be consumed in many ways like its Kratom cousins. First, the leaves are crushed and grounded until they become powdery. It can be consumed at once or mixed with various drinks such as coffee, water or tea. Additionally, users can add the potent powder to their favorite milkshake or mix it with honey and drink it with gusto. Another way to consume it is to boil the leaves in water and shape it to a ball. Now that people know how to take the Mitragyna speciosa in any form they have to use it responsibly as a treatment for their painful muscles or other ailments.

Also, the Mitragyna speciosa should not be taken excessively because its effects may become addictive. Among the side effects are feeling constipated, not feeling hungry, and a dry mouth. If one does not practice self-discipline the long term effects would include difficulty in sleeping, dark skin, and being anorexic. Moreover, users of Mitragyna speciosa should never mix it with Mao inhibitors. Lastly, interested parties who want to purchase the Mitragyna speciosa have to buy it in some countries other than Finland, America, Australia, Norway, and Thailand. These countries restrict the shipping of this product.


Kratom Use Is Taking Off In The US — Is It ‘As Addictive As Heroin’? Or Can It Save Lives?

Kratom Use Is Taking Off In The US — Is It ‘As Addictive As Heroin’? Or Can It Save Lives?

   BUY Freshly Imported Kratom (Maeng Da) From Us Here In the jungles of Southeast Asia flourishes a tree whose leaves provide powerful alkaloids with some incredible, seemingly contradictory properties. Known as ‘kratom’ or ‘biak,’ these leaves are a traditional medicine dating back to ancient times, but as their popularity soars across the globe they are increasingly seeped in controversy. Kratom is legal by default in the U.S. (it isn’t classified or listed as a controlled substance) and is sold, usually crushed and dried, in general stores and special “kratom bars” scattered across the country. It produces a euphoric “high” and...

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  • gayle wright on

    Hiya , is it possible to buy Kratom please and is it possible to buy one bottle of Red Loin as i cant afford to buy 6bottles please oh where is a good place to contact you about these products please
    thankyou Gayle Wright

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