Kratom is one of the most sought-after herbal plants in the world today. It is an alternative remedy to expensive medicines and hospital treatments because of its medicinal properties. Because of this, natural healing has started to gain people’s attention.
After its recent discovery, kratom plantations in native countries are becoming worldwide suppliers of the herb. Kratom is abundant in Southeast Asian countries like Malaysia, Myanmar, Indonesia, and Thailand.
The plant has been used by natives as a healing remedy, centuries before its recent popularity. It is used to relieve people of different kinds of pain in the body, as well as cure anxiety and stress. It can also be used as a sedative if the doses are kicked up a notch.
Kratom has similarities with high-inducing substances like opium, marijuana, and heroin. But unlike these banned substances, FDA hasn’t decided yet if kratom fits the illegal category since it lacks further research. For now, you can get your stash of kratom at local stores or online shops.
Since kratom is still under watch by health organizations around the world, experimenting on this particular herb should be made with careful guidance.
By definition, extracts are substances made from a mixture of the by-product and a solvent. The most common solvents used for extracts is water or alcohol, depending on your preferences.
There are two types of extracts in the kratom community. You can make a powdered extract of kratom that is more powerful and fifty times more effective, or you can start with a small dose of water or alcohol-based kratom extract.
Powdered extracts are usually done by expert farmers and scientists of kratom plantations. If you’re a beginner who doesn’t know what you’re doing, you should start by making a water-based extract. Or you can experiment on the alcohol-based extract to give it a bit of spice and spark.
3 Basic Steps In Making Kratom Extract
Making a kratom extract is not as easy as it sounds. But it follows a series of steps when it comes to processing your kratom. Be a kratom alchemist by following these ten easy steps:
Prepare Your Ingredients
The main ingredient that you would need to start your experiment is to get your hands on fresh kratom leaves. The kratom leaves should already be harvested and dried. It is better if you don’t use crushed or powdered leaves.
In making an extract, the first thing that you need is heat. The substances found in the main ingredient would separate when heat is involved. Add the kratom leaves together with the solvent that you prefer to use in a pot.
Water is the most common solvent that you can mix with kratom. Kratom and water solution would be like making a homemade tea. But if you try to mix kratom with an alcohol solution, the extract would be a lot stronger.
By using heat and solvent, the compounds found in kratom are separated. In this process, you have to strain the leaves from the ethanol and place it back into the pot.
At this point, leave the kratom boiling until powdered extracts remain. The final step would need you to strain the remains, press the leaves and let it dry until ready for intake.
Before trying the kratom extract you made at home, make a quick research about the dosage of kratom extracts. Have an electronic scale ready for measuring the dose you need. You can also buy a capsule or tablet maker for a much easier intake.
For beginners, it is recommended that you try with a low dose of kratom so your body can adapt and adjust well. If the effects of the extract are not what you expected, you can up your dose to an average.
Remember that extremely high doses of kratom can lead to long-term body harm and may even cause death. So when you experiment on the dosage, make sure that your body can handle it.
If you’re not too sure about trying the homemade kratom extract you just made, always stick with buying kratom products made by expert hands. It is better if you don’t try to risk your health by trying various experiments.