Is Kratom a One-Herb Medicine Chest?
The deeper we look into kratom, that mysterious herb from Southeast Asia, the more beneficial alkaloids we find.
Got diabetes? Kratom has been shown to improve glucose transport into muscle cells, a key issue needed to reverse diabetes.
Got fatigue? Small doses of kratom act to stimulate the adrenal glands.
Too amped-up? Large doses are sedative.
Got anxiety? Kratom has been shown in research to have anxiolytic properties.
Depressed? Kratom acts as a mood-elevator, too.
Have arthritis or other inflammation processes going on? There are epicatechins in kratom, just as there are in green tea.
Kratom contains the alkaloid ajmalicine, which lowers blood pressure.
Got pain? — now this is where the pharmaceutical companies get excited. Their whole M.O. is to keep us in pain, so we must pay them to free us, temporarily. Addictive medications and ones we can’t function well without, such as ADHD meds, are what the pharmaceutical companies love best.
They are not interested in a cure for diabetes — or anything else — They want us to pay rent for the privilege of being out of pain once in a while. Pain keeps us working for The Man — it keeps us in line.
Kratom, though, might get a pass. The criminalization of cannabis was a failure for just about everyone but law enforcement and the penal system.
There may be some hesitation to imprison grandma for using kratom for her arthritis and diabetes. We’d have to feed her and it would be hard to get the public in a suitably vengeful mood, like it was when meth freaks were scaring the Moral Majority.
Still, kratom is not nearly as big as marijuana…yet.
Somebody (we can’t be sure who it is) doesn’t like kratom. Have you seen the TV reports? They all have the same exaggerated negative talking points: “It’s like heroin; it’s like cocaine; it’s an herbal speedball. It may send your child to the ER” (yeah,right! for a stomach ache or nausea…nothing life-threatening, like an OD of alcohol would be). “It could permanently blow your child’s mind“.
When any kid hears this, their ears perk up — then the reporters even tell them where to get this “terrible” stuff!
But, the parents hear it, too. And many are going into a smoke shop, perhaps for the first time ever — others for the first time since the ’70s — and buying some to try it. Could it be as good as the reporters say?
This hate program is backfiring big-time, and yet, it continues.
It’s hard to imagine anyone who has tried pot to take anything the DEA says seriously. About 38% of Americans have tried pot; only 7% smoke it currently — and it was billed as the “killer weed” back in its day, just like this newcomer, kratom.
The point is, anyone who has smoked marijuana or otherwise ingested it, has usually learned that the DEA’s pronouncements of “fear and loathing” are usually greatly overstated. Roll a clip from “Reefer Madness” if you doubt this.
Kratom use is motivated by entirely different forces and doesn’t seem to be so much an herb of youthful rebellion. The final potential market size for kratom could be much larger than the 7% that currently smoke marijuana.
Kratom, when used by mature adults as a medication, would seem to fit right into a mainstream lifestyle much better than cannabis, with its more pronounced psychic effects, does. Thus, kratom will conceivably have a much larger appeal than cannabis.
Authoritarian societal control programs can’t work where information is readily available.
The Internet has facilitated a return to a tribal sharing of information, which defeats prohibitions fueled by ignorance. Good and bad news spread quickly — and the official sources are compared to actual real-time-user reports of how herbs and supplements work, whether legal or not.
Kratom has been in the U.S. for more than ten years, but — as the Baby Boomers have arrived at the age where arthritis and other age-related chronic maladies have driven them to using opioid painkillers — they and the younger generations are faced with finding a way out of the resultant addiction. Kratom has truly found its calling in life.
The Potential Market for Kratom Is Huge and Big Pharma Smells Blood in the Water — Their Own!
As readers of Natural News have long known, modern pharmaceutical-driven medicine loves to throw drugs at the conditions they have chosen not to cure (it’s too embarrassing when you see how simple it is), don’t find the market lucrative enough, or just plain don’t understand. Botched surgeries, unexplainable pains, and idiopathatic conditions like fibromyalgia get a long list of drugs thrown at them to manage the pain.
This has caused a large population of people who are sick-to-death of the side effects of opioid pain medications to go searching for an alternative. Seriously, though, suicide starts looking better than the depression that sets in after years on pain meds and antidepressants.
They are finding kratom on the ‘Net. The D-I-Y Addiction Rehab Industry has boomed, no doubt dismaying Big Pharma, as well as the official Rehab professionals. “OMG! We’re losing money and market share!”
The fear and trepidation of dealing with detox from opioid meds and particularly the benzodiazepines and antidepressants has evaporated in the dawn of shared user experiences of relatively painless recovery with kratom.
Even the false rumor — propagated by TV news reports — that kratom is itself addictive is dissipated by reports such as this one from a daily moderate kratom user:
“Recently I had run into some health issues and had to be put on antibiotics. With me not knowing how Mitragyna Speciosa (kratom) would interact with the antibiotics, I quit immediately so I could try to let the antibiotics work their magic and kill the infection my body was suffering from at the time. I had to take them twice a day for ten days. No withdrawal symptom were provoked from this sudden stoppage. What a relief!”
The kratom remedy for the fear of withdrawal is the Holy Grail of those who wish to find a way to end their own personal addiction crisis.
Society should be welcoming this amazing herb with open arms, except for the loud bellowing of the Sacred Cows being gored, even as we speak. The medical and psychiatric professionals warn us in loud voices of dark things about to occur to those who dare try rehab on their own.
The whole modus operandi of the medical/pharmaceutical cartel is called into question by kratom’s release of the captives. Big Pharma’s business model is one that would rather feed us painkillers than simply cure our ailments — ailments that the veterinary industry cured in our fellow mammals decades ago!
More of the dark secrets of the pharmaceutical industry will no doubt be revealed as Big Pharma goes on trial soon for causing the addiction crisis as part of their business strategy.
Meanwhile the kratom community stands on the sidelines, bemused by the whole spectacle of Pharma’s comeuppance.