Before the media was buying lock, stock, and barrel into “kratom madness,” the plant was beginning to get noticed for its potential as a healing aid. Last summer, Yahoo published an article by Electra Starr regarding the uses of kratom and its benefits when compared to traditional medication. After speaking briefly to the economic situation in the United States (increased medical costs and cost of living, as well as decreased availability of health insurance for workers), kratom is offered as an affordable option for pain and anxiety sufferers.
''Kratom is a medicinal plant that helps alleviate anxiety, depression, and pain. Clinical research has proven that patients for the treatment of pain prefer Kratom than pharmaceutical medication such as Oxycodone, Percocet, Acetaminophen and Ibuprofen. Others have reported that taking kratom eliminates their hay fever.''
The author is clearly an advocate of kratom, happily recommending that readers reach for it in place of an over-the-counter pain medication. Unlike those synthetic pain relief medications, kratom on its own has never caused an overdose or death, a point Starr does not make.
''Kratom contains alkaloids thought to have a advantageous effect on the immune system and be effectual in lowering blood pressure. Kratom also contains epicatechin, which is a potent antioxidant, present in dark chocolate and closely associated to the compounds which give green tea its health promoting properties.''
Starr closes her glowing write-up with links to recipes for kratom tea. It is important for these positive reviews of kratom (and recommendations for its usefulness to the average citizen in their medicine cabinet) to be seen and understood by the media and the citizens who will be deciding policy regarding this amazing plant.
Sources: http://www.buykratom.us/ http://welovekratom.com/yahoo-article-confirms-medical-use-of-kratom/