- Healing Properties
- November 13, 2018
Kratom has been around for medical use since the nineteenth century. The tree is native to South-Asian countries like Thailand, Indonesia, and Papua New Guinea has bestowed its immense health benefits on humans. This article shines a light on the impressive health benefits of Kratom powder, made from the tree’s leaves. Continue reading to learn more.
Kratom as a stimulant
Stimulation boosts our body’s energy, and with making us quicker, it also increases the ability to work tirelessly. One can feel rejuvenated with doses of the Kratom powder.
Kratom can make one feel energized and motivated, thus ending lethargy.
Kratom as analgesic
Kratom has many alkaloids in it, which produces pain-numbing or pain killing effects.… Continue reading.
Albury Arroyo, 40, a homemaker in Erie in Michigan’s southeast corner, is familiar with both sides of the debate.
She said she was once a drug addict in Florida, but has been free of illegal drugs for three years. She said friends in Florida tried to step away from street drugs by turning to kratom instead, believing it eases withdrawal from opioids.
Some, she said, found success. Others became just as addicted to kratom.
“I’ve heard good things. I’ve heard bad things,” she said.
In Lansing, Sen. Bizon said he’s well aware that some people use kratom as a less harmful replacement for opioids.
“That may very well be true,” he said.… Continue reading.READ MORE
Overwhelmed with thoughts of accidental deaths and a crippling fear of crowds, McKenzi Murdock, a 31-year-old biology major at OSU, found herself debilitated by her anxiety and unable to leave the house.
Murdock felt worn down, unmotivated and struggled to manage school and her life. In an effort to combat her fears and desperately searching for relief, Murdock took the advice of a family member and started using the herbal drug kratom three years ago.
“It changed my whole outlook on life,” Murdock said. “It put me at ease, and for someone with anxiety that’s a really big deal.”
Murdock is just one of the many people turning to the herbal drug for help.… Continue reading.READ MORE
On June 25, FDA issued warning letters to two marketers and distributors of kratom products – Cali Botanicals and Kratom NC. FDA determined that the companies were illegally selling unapproved, misbranded kratom-containing drug products with unproven claims about their ability to treat or cure opioid addiction and withdrawal symptoms. Additionally, FDA found that the companies also made claims about treating pain, as well as other medical conditions like depression, anxiety, and cancer.
In FDA’s press release, Acting FDA Commissioner Ned Sharpless noted that there are no FDA-approved uses for kratom and the agency has been active in warning consumers about the serious risks associated with kratom.… Continue reading.
The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) earlier this month warned Chinese drugmaker Xi’an Livingbond Nonwoven Products Corp. and Indian homeopathic drugmaker Rxhomeo Private Limited over good manufacturing practice (GMP) violations stemming from inspections conducted earlier this year.
Based on the observations identified during the inspections, FDA placed the firms on Import Alert in April and May, respectively.
FDA also announced Tuesday that it has warned two US-based companies, Kratom NC and Cali Botanicals, for marketing kratom products through their websites and social media.
In its warning letter to Xi’an Livingbond, FDA cites the company for failing to conduct identity and strength testing for some of its products and for lacking both an adequate quality control unit and an effective program for monitoring manufacturing operations.… Continue reading.