Addiction is a global problem which affects different people, their households as well as their communities. In today’s busy life, most people are working hard throughout the day as they try to make ends meet and end up suffering from various illnesses such as chronic pain, and when seeking medical attention, they are given opioids.  

Opioids are used to treat pain, but prolonged use can lead to addiction, a chronic disease without a cure, but manageable. Today, people from all corners of the world understand the magical healing power of kratom and are preferring it over pharma medications. Kratom is available in different forms, and in this article, we will examine how kratom tea is used for opioid addiction. 


How kratom works 


Kratom (Mitragyna speciosa) is a herbal supplement that has been used in South East Asia for years. The leaves of this magical plant are loaded with alkaloids 7-Hydroxymitragynine and mitragynine, which act as an energy booster and help to ease pain and aches. Kratom leaves can be used to make kratom tea in a matter of minutes, which you can consume for opioid addiction. 


How to make kratom tea 


Making kratom tea is straightforward, and with various ways to prepare, there is a perfect cup for everyone. There are basically two common methods of preparing, and you can choose one according to your preferences. 


The first method is the traditional way where you put fresh kratom leaves in boiling water for about 10-15 minutes after which, you strain the leaves and take the residue as tea. The second method is a modern way that uses kratom powder. Add the powder in simmering water and allow it to sit for 10-15 minutes. Strain the mixture and take the remaining water as kratom tea. 


Point to note is that the manner of preparing kratom tea depends entirely on personal preferences. For instance, some individuals love to steep kratom roll for longer to have a strong drink, whereas others enjoy a mild taste. Therefore, be mindful of the color of your kratom tea, keeping in mind that the darker it is, the more intense the flavor will become. 


Kratom tea for opioid addiction 


Now that you know how kratom works and how to make kratom tea, we can now explain how this magical tea eases opioid addiction. 


Kratom acts as a competitive antagonist at δ- and K-opioid receptors and partial agonists at μ-opioid receptors. This means that it’s structurally different than opioids, although it can activate the same receptors to result in its opioid-like effects. It is therefore used to ease opioid addiction as it diminishes the withdrawal symptoms linked to discontinued use of opioids. 


In other words, kratom tea helps in the treatment of opioid addiction by decreasing the symptoms of withdrawal. Kratom tea’s effects include sedation, euphoria, anxiety relief, and pain relief, all of which make it a useful tool for opiate and opioid addiction treatment. Additionally, it activates the same receptors as opioid, and therefore, it can reduce the symptoms of withdrawal which result from opioid use cessation. 


However, kratom tea activates a different category of opioid receptors than prescription opioid or heroin. This allows it to reduce withdrawal symptoms without inducing the same effects as drugs. 


Bottom line 


The opioid addiction is a public health emergency and can be treated using a helpful and safe method, and if you are about to give up because your past recovery process has not been successful, kratom tea is what you need. It is easy to prepare and taking it early in the morning before heading to school or your workplace will help you live a positive, healthy life.  

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