In February 2012, we also conducted an Internet search using the Google search engine.
A search for the keyword “kratom” found more than 2 million results.
suggests that certain herbal products may, in fact, have therapeutic actions that are equivalent to those of modern pharmaceuticals.Moreover, research on the effects of herbal supplements and their active constituents may provide insight that could lead to the development of new and more effective therapeutic agents.Of the first 100 Web sites listed in the search results, 78 were primarily focused on the sale of kratom, while 22 Web sites primarily focused on disseminating information about kratom through the use of discussion boards.We want to strongly emphasize that the scientific validity of the claims and anecdotes reported on these Web sites has not been substantiated.You should also note that when taking powdered kratom with gel caps, the onset will likely be delayed.
Taking powdered kratom mixed with food will also have this effect. They tell us they believe it can help lower blood pressure, relieve aches, boost metabolism, increase energy, relieves social stresses, help keep focus, ease anxiety, stress, sleep aid, as well help with addiction. We have customers tell us it helps with arthritis, MS, PTSD, addictions, Fibromyalgia, chronic fatigue, pain & insomnia.Despite its long history and widespread use in Southeast Asia, kratom has only recently begun to receive attention and be used as an herbal remedy in the West.The emergence of kratom as a product or drug of interest in the United States is evident from the results of our literature search.Given the extensive use of herbal remedies, it is important that physicians and other health care professionals have some knowledge of their attendant issues.