Mitragyna Hirsuta commonly known as “Kra Thum Khok” in its native regions of Cambodia, Thailand and Vietnam. It has close relations to Kratom scientifically called Mitragyna speciosa because they share the same genus name. Both these plants have a similar paradoxical effect and cause sedative vibes in the user. The plant is tall and frequently found in the native areas. The leaves are chewed for the highest medicinal properties and sometimes they are combined with other herbs such as betel nuts (Areca catechu) and boiled in hot water to be used as the tea.
The plant is enriched with alkaloids which make it potent, and the most powerful constituent of it is Mitraphylline which is chemically similar to mitragynine and 7-hydroxymitragynine as found abundantly in Mitragyna speciosa.
Historical importance of Mitragyna Hirsuta
Historically, it has been widely used as a part of traditional treatments. It has a sedative effect like cannabis, but it doesn’t have a psychoactive effect as that of cannabis. It is mild, safe and has the more physical effect than cannabis. Also, we can say that it is a safe alternative of cannabis. It has multiple benefits such as increasing the stamina and boosting energy levels of the body. It balances the blood pressure and increases brain cellular and oxygenation. It has high antioxidant properties too.
What makes Mitragyna Hirsuta effective?
Mitraphylline being the leading active agent of Mitragyna Hirsuta works for the maximum benefits it offers. This alkaloid has an opiate-like effect on the receptors of the brain. The Same alkaloid is responsible for making Kratom as a powerful herb which shows the similar mode of action of the two plants. For this reason, it is often substituted for Kratom in some recipes and treatments.
Kratom and Mitragyna share same family origin Rubiaceae. The instant results shown by this medicinal plant are the raised energy levels when given in moderate dosage. Low dosage doesn’t show unexpected results, and higher dosage induces the sedative effect which sometimes becomes discomfort relieving agent for stress. It is a naturals stress release and the effects last for 3-4 hours. It has been extensively researched by the Department of Pharmacy, Chelsea College of Science and Technology (University of London) as the Mitragyna species of Asia and their functional alkaloid study.
Usage of Hirsuta Mitragyna
The average prescribed dose for an adult person is 20 grams only. Often this quantity is taken in the form of tea with at least 30 minutes of steeping. It is advised to be sipped slowly so that the maximum absorption is ensured. According to a thread on a discussion panel, for the beginners, the prescribed dosage is 15 mg, and after a regular use one can use up to 25 mg per tea cup. Heaviest effects are caused with 30mg+ dosage which is not prescribed without a medical condition or need.
How to take Hirsuta Mitragyna?
Mitragyna Hirsuta is a useful and beneficial herb for general use. It is available in leaf crush form or the fine powder of leaves to be used in tea. Extracts and tinctures of it are sometimes available too but for the medicinal purpose only. For oral intake, only the tea is recommended. Supplements of Mitragyna are also available. It’s starts working in 15-20 minutes and last for hours. Users on Reddit, an online forum, has termed it to be exciting, safe and legal in a discussion.
Is Hirsuta Mitragyna safe and legal?
For the benefits it provides and the non-sedative nature in standard dosage, it is considered safe for commercial sale and use. Its legality was initially questioned as people termed it as an alternative to cannabis which is not true.
The latest researches have proved it to be non-psychological effect causing herb which is untrue for cannabis. As the therapeutic potential of Mitragyna Hirsuta is explained, its legal status is ensured in the majority of the countries.
Some of the countries sell leaves of it, and most of the countries only allow the extract, powder or tea to be sold but nor the leaves or plant, to prevent the misuse of it. The dosage should be clearly watched, and it is advised to consult a doctor before taking it alongside pregnancy or a medical condition.
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