Kratom is gaining more popularity worldwide, but the plant and the products made using its leaves are still surrounded in a bit of mystery. You can feel the powerful and beneficial effects it provides in several different ways.
There are varying methods used to prepare and ingest Kratom. If you are exploring the plant for the first time, you will undoubtedly have a few questions about using it. Below, we will look at how to take Kratom and break down the most common ways to enjoy it.
How to Take Kratom Powder
Kratom powder is a popular form of the plant that is readily available and easy to use. This powder is made by grinding up the leaves of the Kratom plant and then packaging it for shipment and sale. This powder makes for a standard method to consume Kratom, and you can take it in the following ways:
This method is quick and simple. You just put your desired Kratom dose in your mouth and then flush it down with your choice of liquid. If you are looking for a way to take Kratom that doesn’t involve much effort to see the desired effects, the flushing method is a great place to start.
While this method is straightforward, there are a few tips that can help make things go smoother. Kratom powder is very dry, so always have your beverage ready and nearby before putting a spoonful in your mouth. Take a big gulp and swish the liquid around thoroughly to mix up the powder and then swallow it down. You might need to take another sip and swish to get all of the powder down the hatch.
You can use just about any liquid for the flushing method. Water will work just fine, but using a citrusy drink such as orange or grapefruit juice can help cut Kratom’s bitter taste and make it easier to swallow.
By flushing down the powder with a mouthful of liquid, you will quickly feel the effects. Some believe this is one of the most potent ways to take Kratom. Because the raw powder is so dry and bitter, start with a small amount to make sure you don’t cough or gag before flushing it down.
The mixing method is similar to the flushing method, but instead of swirling up the power and liquid in your mouth, you use a cup (or any drinking vessel). All you need to do is place a dose of Kratom powder in a cup, stir it with a spoon or stick, and then drink the mixture.
Be sure to mix the powder and liquid thoroughly to eliminate any dry clumps at the bottom. Again, any drink will work for the mixing method with water or citrus juice being the most common. A refill might be necessary to make sure you don’t waste any powder. You can also use a shaker cup or a blender on a low speed to better combine the liquid and Kratom powder.
Stir it Up and Blend with Food
Another fun and effective way to take Kratom powder is by mixing it with food. You can easily blend in a dose of Kratom with some of your favorite recipes to achieve the plant’s effects while you enjoy a tasty dish.
Spoon in some powder while you mix up any other ingredients and then cook or prepare it how you usually would. This could be as easy as adding a dose of Kratom powder into a bowl of yogurt or a smoothie. You can take it a step further and bake it directly into pancakes, soup, or any other kitchen concoction. Kratom can have a strong flavor, so you might want to make a test batch before serving your infused creation to anyone else.
Using Kratom Capsules
Kratom capsules are another easy and effective way to enjoy the benefits the plant can provide. This method might be the most popular way to consume Kratom because all you have to do is pop a few capsules in your mouth and swallow them down with water.
Capsules are typically filled with either Kratom powder or extract, so be sure to look for your preference if you have one. You can find Kratom capsules online and in stores, so they are readily available which adds to their popularity. Capsules are an excellent method to use if you want to achieve a specific dose without measuring out powder or dried leaves.
Brewing Kratom Tea
Kratom tea is another way to take Kratom and is made by steeping leaves or powder in hot water. A traditional Kratom brew involves boiling water and then adding your leaves and letting it simmer until it’s ready. Kratom tea can be made with powder in the same way but should be stirred with a whisk or spoon to help it dissolve into the hot water.
Kratom tea can also be very bitter, so different recipes can turn the drink into something far more delicious. Some recipes call for lemon juice and other spices, and you can brew it with your favorite herbal or regular tea as well.
Kratom tincture is another method to consider and will give you a fast dose in the form of a few liquid drops. Tinctures are made by extracting Kratom into an ethanol alcohol base, and this results in very concentrated doses. This makes it a good option for traveling or if you don’t have the time or desire to follow any other methods mentioned here.
To enjoy Kratom’s benefits using a tincture, you put a few droppers of the extract under your tongue. Let this dissolve for a few seconds and then swallow.
Now you should know how to take kratom. No matter how you choose to take Kratom, the benefits and effects will still be potent. Try out any or all of the above and see which method you like the most. There is no right or wrong way to take Kratom, and with several different options available, it can be fun to experiment with a new recipe or product.